We paired Alaskan Beer and Halloween candy, so whether you have leftovers from Trick-or-Treaters or your kids need a little "help" from their parents getting through their haul, these are our recommendations.
Our first #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Alaskan Amber and Baby Ruth. The caramel in the candy bar will complement the caramel notes in Amber, and the peanuts keep it from being an overly sweet pairing. It's all about balance with Amber and this pairing.
Our second #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is White Ale and orange jelly candies, we used jelly beans and Mike & Ikes. The candy brings out the orange used in brewing White Ale.
Our third #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Icy Bay IPA and sour gummy worms. Two strong flavors meet here, and everyone wins. The refreshing hops cut the sourness, but neither flavor overwhelms.
Our fourth #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Pumpkin Ale with regular or caramel candy corn. We couldn’t resist pairing these traditional holiday flavors. The subtle spice of the beer brings interest to this pairing, and the hint of hops in the background keeps it from being too sweet.
Our fifth #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Hopothermia and caramel apple candy. The combination of sweet caramel and sour apple goes well with this Double IPA’s big hops and robust malt body.
Our sixth #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Imperial Red with Snickers or Whoppers. A complex brew calls for a candy with some character of its own. Snickers’ combination of sweet and slightly savory flavors and Whoppers’ malted milk bring out the malt character in Imperial Red.
Our seventh #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Oatmeal Stout and milk chocolate. This dark, full-bodied ale with hints of coffee and caramel tastes even richer when paired with chocolate.
Our eighth #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Heritage Coffee Brown Ale with caramel-filled chocolate Kisses. This pairing is like the most decadent mocha. Definitely treat yourself.
Our ninth #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is APA or our Rough Draft Export White IPA with cinnamon candies. It’s another case of two strong flavors meeting. The refreshing flavors of these hoppy brews will temper the spice and balance out the sweetness.
Our tenth and final #AlaskanBeer and #candy pairing is Smoked Porter with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This pairing is rich and creamy and a definite favorite. This year’s Smoked Porter will be released November 1!