Haven't tried beer bread, but have made beer biscuits.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup beer
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until it has cornmeal consistency. Stir in beer, and knead lightly. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
The beer adds flavor and leavening to these biscuits.