Halloween Candy and Beer Pairings

Halloween Candy and Beer Pairings

Leftover Halloween Candy

We all know we have leftover Halloween candy. Either from buying too much to give away, or from your kids going out and getting it (and you ‘trick or treating’ yourself using their bags while their asleep). Or just using your 11-month old dressed up as an Ewok to get candy that she can’t even eat yet….

….not naming names…

But so, we all have leftover Halloween candy. So lets have some fun and pair it up with some beer!

Amy is here with a mid week hump day column, to give you some beer and candy pairing advice.

Halloween Candy

Admittedly I drink lots of beer and admittedly I have a sweet tooth. Absolutely a beer pairing with the Halloween candy is in order.  I mean, how many pieces of Halloween candy have you gotten into?  Pair it with a beer and let’s enjoy the mixed flavors

So what candy do you have left? 

Candy and Beer Pairings

Let’s break it down by styles and what can pair up with each style.

Stout or Porter

King Crunch by Manayunk Brewing Company

Stout or Porter – Pair it with the peanut butter cups! I’m going to start here because my favorite are the Reese’s peanut butter cups.  Pairing the creamy peanut butter cup with a dark and rich stout or Porter takes you on a flavor rich joyride.

(See Beer Review: King Crunch by Manayunk Brewing Company.)


Hawley Hefeweizen by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Hefeweizen – Pair it with the Twix or anything caramel.  Something about the breadiness of a hefe and the taste of the shortbread and the caramel.  I thought it was still there with most other caramel candies too.

(See Beer Review: Hawley Hefeweizen by Wallenpaupack Brewing Company.)


RAR Brewing – Out of Order: Blue Milk

Sour – Pair it with the Hot Tamales! They still make those, right?  Or an Atomic Fireball.  The sweet and sour from the beer.  Anything spicy pairs perfectly with a good sour beer.

(See Beer Review: Out of Order – Blue Milk by RAR Brewing.)


Pulisic Pilsner by Jackass Brewing Company

Pilsner – Pair it with the red licorice or anything similar to twizzlers.  Ok don’t laugh but use the twizzler like a straw.  I know, I know, don’t roll your eyes at me.  Try it! That sweet biscuit-like taste of a pilsner meshes perfectly with the sweetness of red or cherry licorice.

(See Beer Review: Pulisic Pilsner by Jackass Brewing Company.)

Brown Ale

Fing-Longer by Turning Point Beer

Brown Ale – Pair it with the snickers or anything that has both a sweet and a salty.  The depth of flavor in a brown ale pairs perfectly with the sweet and salty fight going on in your mouth!

(See Beer Review: Fing-longer by Turning Point Beer.)

Cream Ale

The White Russian (forefront) by Jailbreak Brewing Company

Cream Ale – Ok, hear me out; pair it with Candy Corn.  You need a refreshing cream ale to wash down all the sugar from the candy corn.  I mean, who really eats candy corn?

Whats Your Favorite Candy?

Whats everyone’s favorite candy? Mine is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (…just in case you need to dispose of any, you know where to send it). Ben loves Kit-Kats and Twix. What is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

What have you found to be the best beer and candy pairings? Let me know in the comments as well! Can’t wait to hear from ya’ll!

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