I've made about 4 beer breads now, my first was with a black IPA I made and damn it was too hoppy. The rest have been awesome though, here's my basic recipe:
3 cups all purpose flour (whole wheat, rye substitute at your whim)
12 oz beer (sweeter maltier less hoppy is my recommendation, brown ale worked great, as did a czech pilsner)
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
additions I've done so far with success:
handful of shredded cheese
various spices, I'm partial to this italian seasoning we have, gonna make a pizza probably tonight with this.
mix thoroughly, chunk it in a loaf pan into a preheated oven at 375 for about 45 minutes to an hour (it really depends on the pan/etc).
So far it's a resounding hit and very easy to make, no resting/rising time, none of that fancy stuff, just mix it up, and bake it, let it cool a bit and eat it.