What makes this fun is that you can use just about any beer you can think of. It works well with non-alcoholic beer too, or even soda (we recommend a lemon-lime type otherwise the bread is exceedingly sweet) The fruit beers work too, although a berry type beer will turn it pink! I even heard of someone using a hard lemonade (these are usually less than 12 ounces so you may have to add water to supplement the liquid).