Jo Seagar is famous for this recipe - I hope she won't mind me posting it. I plan to make it in Crete. I think it would go really well with one of the vegetable soups we'll have in the evenings.
In terms of the " NZ Cultural Anthropology of food, I'd say this is a 90s recipe - traditional food (home baked bread) but fast and easy! It's in the same vein as lemonade scones (which I also first heard about from Jo Seagar), and "impossible quiche", a trendy late 80s - early 90s that was a common "bring a plate" offering.
Beer Bread Ingredients:
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 400ml can beer (if slightly smaller, rinse out the can)
1 teaspoon salt
1 handful (half cup) cheese.
Preheat oven to 200 C (that's hot!)
Mix four, baking powder, salt and beer in a large bowl until well combined
Tip into one large 21 x 12 cm nonstick or well greased loaf tins, or two 8 x 15 cm small tins
Bake the large loave for 50-60 minutes, the small from 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Tip out and cool on a wire rack before slicing.