1Preheat oven 350° and grease and flour a (9x5 inch) loaf pan or 4 mini-loaves.
Whisk the first 5 ingredients.
Mix next 7 ingredients together in another bowl.
2Combine mixtures with a whisk or wooden spoon til just moistened. Fold in nuts and raisins.
Pour beer bread batter into pans and bake 65 minutes or til a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool the beer bread loaves in the pan for 10 minutes, turn out onto wire rack and cool 1 hour before slicing (if using mini-pans to make the spicy pumpkin beer bread, bake 45 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean).