Candy and Beer Pairings That Will Rock Your Party
Two of the greatest guilty pleasures in this world are candy and beer. With the extensive data base of flavours that craft beer has to offer, it’s easy to find the perfect beer to pair with any candy you can manifest. When it comes to pairing the two, there are just a few small guidelines to keep in mind. Rules don’t exist, if you like it, it’s a good pairing. There are a few things to keep in mind when you decide which beers to drink with each candy.
Consider intensity. IPA’s are a big strong beer with a huge flavour presence, necessitating a candy that can take a punch. Pair an intense beer with an intense candy, it’s a lot of fun to experience two high flavours duke it out.
Consider texture. Smooth, mellow beers, like stouts, go well with smooth creamy textures, like milk chocolates. While high carbonation beers can help cut a more sour candy.
Consider flavours. Every beer and every candy has a dominant flavour. Think of the dominant flavour in the beer and the candy, is it lemon? Chocolate? Caramel? Peach? Can you picture those two flavours meshing well?
When pairing beer and candy, pick two options and try them both. Go with your gut. Which one makes you want more? Even if it doesn’t make sense, that’s the one you want to serve.
No matter what you end up with, you’re still drinking beer and eating candy, there are no losers in that game. Have a great time, drink some great beer and don’t forget to share!