Quick Beer Biscuits

Beer biscuits on a rack on a table.

Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
166 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 464mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 106mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These beer biscuits are a snap to prepare and bake. They take just 20 to 25 minutes from start to finish! The biscuits taste wonderful and they make a nice bread for just about any meal.

Serve these beer biscuits with a hearty chili. They're the perfect biscuit to take along to a tailgating event or party.


  • 2 1/4 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) beer
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream (for brushing tops)
  • Dash of paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, or spray lightly with baking spray

  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk to blend thoroughly.

  4. Add the melted butter and beer and stir until the mixture holds together.

  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, just enough to make a soft, cohesive dough. The key to light, flaky biscuits is in the handling of the dough. Overmixing or kneading too much will make the biscuits dense and hard.

  6. Pat the soft dough into a circle about 3/4-inch thick.

  7. Cut the biscuits out with biscuit cutters and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  8. Brush lightly with milk or cream and sprinkle with paprika.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are browned