Brandon Mavis from Craft Quad Cities has love for craft beer.  It's why we get along so well.

Turns out he's got good taste in food as well.  He passed along the recipe below incase you wanted to do a little experimenting in the kitchen while you're socially distancing.  But beware...the smell of this bread will draw a crowd!

It's the right kind of weather for some fresh, warm bread. Check out these two loaves made with Sweet Potato Ale from Bent River Brewing and Tales Porter from Wake Brewing in Rock Island. We grabbed this recipe from the Brothers Parris over at Wake, so of course we had to use one of their brews to test it out. Here is how you can make your own bread, with one of your favorite brews.

- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick of melted unsalted butter
- 12 ounces of beer

Pro Tip: If you use a 16oz. beer, you'll have a nice 4oz. sample to enjoy as a reward to your baking efforts

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir the beer into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.

Pour half of the melted butter into the bottom of the loaf pan, and then spoon the batter into the pan. Pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes—until golden brown, and/or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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