Mix well with the cracker crumbs, eggs, salt and pepper. Form into a loaf. Roll in cheesecloth and tie the ends securely.
Place in a kettle and add sufficient beer to cover the loaf. Simmer slowly for 2¼ hours.
Very good served on thin-sliced open-faced sandwiches. Or serve with cole slaw, your favorite sharp cheese, pickled beets and potato salad.