9 Must-Try Halloween Candy + Beer Pairings

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After the trick-or-treaters are gone and the kids are in bed, there's a good chance you'll have some leftover Halloween candy sitting around. But before you sink into the couch with a cold one and a handful of candy, consider pairing your beer of choice with a complementary sweet. We promise it'll make that extra candy (and the beer) taste even better.

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Become a Halloween candy and beer connoisseur with these perfect pairings.

Porter + Chocolate Candies

The porter's roasty, malty notes make chocolate candies taste even richer and "chocolat-ier."

IPA + Cinnamon Candies

Hoppy, citrusy, floral IPAs taste downright refreshing after throwing back a handful of cinnamon candies.

Oktoberfest + Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

A full-bodied, toasty and slightly hoppy Oktoberfest complements the richness of a peanut butter and chocolate candy.

Cider + Caramel Apple Suckers

Crisp and refreshing ciders can be sweet or dry and tart making them excellent companions to juicy, green apple-flavored lollipops with chewy, buttery caramel centers.

Raspberry Ale + Dark Chocolate

Tart effervescence from fruit lambics provides a sweet contrast to dark chocolates' bitterness. There's a reason fruit and chocolate pairings are so popular.

Pilsner + Red Licorice

With citrus and herbal notes, German pilsners bring out the fruity flavors in red licorice while hops cut the sweetness.

Pumpkin Ale + Chocolate Marshmallows

Warm and toasty with notes of clove, cinnamon and allspice, pumpkin ales are the perfect companions to this candy's vanilla and chocolate flavors.

Cream Ale + Candy Corn

Candy corn's intense sweet taste needs a light, refreshing, low-hopped brew, like a cream ale, to wash down all the sugar.

Saison + Gummy Candy

Chewy, fruity gummy candies need a slightly tart, semi-dry beer, like a saison, with only a hint of sweet fruit flavors.

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