Blueberry Lemon Beer Bread is light, moist and perfect treat!
A few months ago, I sampled the most incredible blueberry golden ale at The Knickerbocker here in Grand Rapids. As soon as I tasted Lost Dune by New Holland Brewing, I immediately knew that I wanted to make a recipe with it. Lost Dune is a light and refreshing summer ale. It has a strong citrus profile and blueberry flavor. It tastes like your drinking a blueberry muffin! West Michigan grows lots of blueberries and right now we are in peak blueberry season. I wanted to showcase the blueberry golden ale in a blueberry baked good.
Instead of using milk as our liquid in the bread, a blueberry ale is used in place. Baking with beer creates a light and tender loaf bread. Fresh lemon zest and juice is added to that batter. Lemon and blueberries compliment each other so well. The lemon juice also brings out the citrus notes of the beer.
After the Blueberry Lemon Beer Bread has cooled, a simple lemon glaze is poured over top. This is completely optional. The bread is just as good without the glaze.
If you don’t like to drink beer, I highly recommend trying a few recipes with beer. Even those who don’t like to drink beer, like this Blueberry Lemon Beer Bread. Lately, I have really enjoyed creating recipes with beer. Depending on which beer you use in a recipe, it can create a unqiue flavor profile in your recipe.
If you aren’t able to find Lost Dune by New Holland Brewing, look for a golden fruit ale or other blueberry beer.
This Blueberry Lemon Beer Bread is:
Great for dessert
or an afternoon treat
Tastes even better the next day!
Foe the glaze: