Halloween is my favorite time of year because, what is better than having the excuse to eat all the candy you want? Well, I think I know one thing: eating all the Halloween candy you want while drinking some of your favorite beers! Here is a list of my favorite Halloween candies paired with some great New York State craft beers:
Candy Corn with Saratoga Lager – This German-style lager has a refreshing sweetness that would bring out the nice, subtle caramel flavors in the candy.
Gummy Bears with Ommegang Witte – This Belgian-style Witbier has hints of orange and spice, which would complement the fruity, sugary flavors in the gummies.
Hot Tamales with Ithaca Flower Power – This tropical IPA has punch of hop bitterness that would accentuate the heat from the candies.
Hershey Chocolate with Good Nature Great Chocolate Wreck – This Imperial Stout is brewed with cocoa nibs and cocoa powder and would complement the chocolate nicely.
Skittles with Druthers The Dare Gose – This Gose has a citrusy tartness, which would contrast with the sweetness of the candy to make the perfect harmony.
Kate Brennan began her career as a bartender. Her passion for beer lead her to sales, and she now manages a portfolio of great beers. Kate is known to enjoy a cold beer or two while relaxing on her patio. When she’s not selling beer, you can find her spending time with her adorable nephews.