9 Must-Try Halloween Candy + Beer Pairings
We know you were wondering.
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.
Halloween Candy and Beer Pairings 01:00
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.