Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Pairing Beer w/ Candy

October 31, 2016


I read an article over the weekend about pairing Halloween candy with wine and although I do love me some wine, I'm definitely more of a beer girl. So this inspired me to pair 4 of my favorite local brews with my favorite Halloween candies! 'Tis the season! Also, make sure to hit your local grocery stores tomorrow for GREAT discounts on the candy. :)


1. Aslan Brewing's Disco Lemonade with Skittles: Do the words 'Disco Lemonade' remind you of the Marcy Playground song 'Sex & Candy', or is it just me?! The beer itself is a summer release, so be patient, but when it's back, it will serve as an excellent pairing with Skittles! Being an IPA drinker, I was a little skeptical in trying the Disco Lemonade, but your taste buds will lose their minds like mine did when you sip this beer. Super refreshing with just the right amount of tartness, you'll definitely want to complement a Disco Lemonade with Skittles.

FRIDAY BEER RELEASE! Disco is BACK for the summer! Disco Lemonade (Berliner Weisse) 4.5% ABV // 4 IBU // 1.042 OG light body + effervescent + tart This refreshingly sour wheat beer is brewed to style, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is often referred to as "The People’s Champagne." The tartness of this beer will bring out hints of lemon, while the generous amount of wheat will round out the body lending a remarkable similarity to lemonade. Enjoy as is or add a shot of Raspberry syrup for a twist! Hops: Hallertau Malt: Pilsner, Wheat #craftbeer #organic #pnw #aslanbrewing #discolemonade #beerrelease #bellingham

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2. Crucible Brewing's Passivity Porter with Butterfinger: One of my favorite candies of all time, the Butterfinger isn't just for Blizzards anymore. The Butterfinger is delightful, and it deserves the utmost respect when being paired with a brew. Crucible Brewing is the appropriate choice! Even an IPA drinker like myself can swap this beer into their rotation with no regrets. The coffee flavors are perfectly paired with a classic Butterfinger. 

3. Pyramid Brewing Co.'s Hefeweizen with Candy Pumpkins: This award-winning Hefeweizen is insanely refreshing and for some reason works wonders with Candy Pumpkins. Even if you're not big on Candy Pumpkins, something pretty awesome happens when they're enjoyed with a Hef. A classic Halloween candy with one of the area's most treasured brews is something your palette will definitely enjoy!

Just another day at the park, hanging with a few friends...---- #solidgoldsummer #ducks #craftbeer #summervibes

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4. Engine House No. 9's Bing Cherry Sour with Twizzlers: Inspired by our lovely Saturday morning rock goddess C.C., Twizzlers are a way of life for her. She's pretty much the Queen of Twizzlers! To pay homage to this beautiful babe, I paired Twizzlers with a delightful sour from Engine House No. 9 in Tacoma - the Bing Cherry Sour! Twizzlers' strawberry goodness paired with the puckering power of the Big Cherry Sour is a huge WIN. 


Happy Halloween my friends. If you uncover another delightful pairing, please email me the details so I can try it for myself! 


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly



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