This is a great recipe! I got it from Recipezaar, but it apparently originated on the back of a Red Star yeast package. The nice thing about this recipe is that it does not require a sourdough starter and can be made in a bread machine. I usually make the dough in the machine but finish it in the oven. The loaf had a great texture (firm but not hard) and crust. It does taste like sourdough. We used it the next day to make cinnamon sugar toast and it was probably the best bread we have ever used to make it. I used light Heineken beer.
Sourdough Beer Bread
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1/3 cup water
* 1 cup beer
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 3 tablespoons sugar
* 3 cups flour
* 1 package dry yeast
Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
Select White Bread setting, and then press Start.
If you prefer to bake it in the oven, put the dough into a large loaf pan after the dough cycle. Let it rise for 30 min in a warm oven, then brush it with egg wash. Bake at 350 until it is golden brown (about 30 minutes).