This is just the right bread to serve with a hearty soup or stew on a cold day. It has a muffin-like texture that tastes like just the right amount of beer. The trick is the double-sifting of the flour. Don't skip it!
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
Spoon flour into measuring cup and level with knife edge. Then sift or shake flour through a sieve into a large mixing bowl. Mix in baking powder, sugar and salt. Then sift again.
Toss with some finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
Pour in 12 oz of room temperature beer. Lightly stir in.
Add 1/4 cup melted butter. Stir in but be careful not to overmix batter so that your bread will rise.
Pour batter into greased bread pan.
Pour 3 Tablespoons of melted butter over the top of batter.
Bake at 375 for about 1 hour. Cool 1 minutes before removing from pan to cool.