The Beer That Started it All!
I experienced Karl Strauss for the first time when my girlfriend took me to the Carlsbad Restaurant. Red Trolley was my first sip of the San Diego craft beer scene, which soon became a giant chug. When I decided to learn everything I could about beer bread, I knew that Karl Strauss’ Red Trolley was the first beer I wanted to bake with.
This is the foundation of beer bread. You can build on top of that and experiment if you like. This a dense and lightly sweet beer bread that would go great with stews and soups.
- Preheat the over to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Slowly pour Karl Strauss Red Trolley into the dry ingredients. Mix Slowly. Continue mixing until the dough becomes thick. If you notice that the dough is really mushy and sticky, add a little more flour. Likewise, if you notice the dough too dry, add a splash more of beer (or a little water if you are out of beer).
- Pour the dough into a loaf pan.
- Place your bread in the oven for 50 minutes.
- Melt butter in microwave or on stove top. Poor onto bread. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Let cool for 30 minutes (or not, I'm not your mother) and enjoy!