Mystery of page 249 solved.
I've been curious why Jeffrey Hamelman's unkneaded six-fold French bread appears at page 249 in some copies of his book, "Bread," while other copies show a recipe for beer bread.
So I went to the KFA baking circle forum and asked the question. A nice member there e-mailed King Arthur and received the following response from Jeffrey Hamelman:
"The beer bread was in the first printing of the book, and for the second
printing I removed it and added in the no-knead French. I'll look and
see if I have the no-knead here and send it to you. And you can feel
free to disseminate it if you wish.
Thanks and best wishes,
Jeffrey Hamelman "
My procrastination paid off since I have the second printing. Nice to know that we can reproduce the recipe here.