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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
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You should consider asking if such a dough would require challah to be separated from it. –  Double AA Sep 1 '13 at 20:58
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@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
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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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