I was recently up at Griffith park last weekend and I regret not making a stop at Golden Road Brewery. To make it up to myself, I decided to make a beer bread with Golden Road’s Wolf Among Weeds IPA.
Now, in the past I have tried IPA and hoppy beers as ingredients for quick breads only to find myself making a face as if I just ate a Warhead candy. Typically — for my taste buds at least — IPAs tend to pair really well with greasy and savory flavors such as a burger. I decided to attempt cheesy beer bread hoping that the fats from the cheese bodes well with the hops. Lets find out!
Since this uses an IPA, I was hesitant of it ruining the bread, ultimately being too bitter. However, the jalapeño and cheese contrast very well with the bitterness of the hops. You can slice the bread, toast, and slap on some butter.
And also, if you decide to make this, be sure to let me know how it goes!
- Preheat oven to 250° fahrenheit and grease your 9 inch loaf pan. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Slowly add cheese, 1 cup at a time while mixing by hand or with a standing mixture. Add garlic powder and cloves as well as jalapeño and continue mixing. Finally, slowly pour the IPA and continue mixing again.
- Put dough into your loaf pan and place onto your oven for 50 minutes to an hour. Place oven rack on second to the top rack. Let cool and enjoy!