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There are recipes for beer bread online.

The recipes I've seen have no water in them. Instead beer is used in place of water (and yeast).

Is such a bread Hamotzi (we're not discussing a case where enough is eaten that Hamotzi would be made even if the bread is not Hamotzi)?

Please bring sources that discuss this.

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Isn't beer water? – Double AA Sep 1 '13 at 20:56
You should consider asking if such a dough would require challah to be separated from it. – Double AA Sep 1 '13 at 20:58
@DoubleAA: beer was once water. Is it still halachically considered water? – Menachem Sep 1 '13 at 22:43
Beer is water in the same sense that coffee is -- it started out as water infused with additives with the whole thing being heated and then filtered. – Monica Cellio Nov 20 '13 at 15:32

Tif'eret Yosef OC 14 asks your specific question, concluding that the "bread" would be considered pat habaah bikisanin and not get a hamotzi under ordinary circumstances. (I do not expect this ruling is universally agreed upon. Compare, for instance, his reasoning to Aruch haShulchan OC 158:6 and note the ill-defined boundary in Mishna Berura 168 sk 33. See also Daas Torah (Maharsham) to OC 168:7.)

Additionally, if no water is added (assuming your beer is really 100% beer) then there may be halachik issues with separating and disposing of Challah (SA YD 329:9-10, though note Pitchei Teshuva ad loc.).

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+1. But why transliterate "Tif'eret" but "Daas"? – msh210 Apr 13 at 7:54
@msh210 even r' google knows to correct for that google.com/#q=%22daat+torah%22 – Double AA Apr 13 at 8:12

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