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After the trick-or-treaters are gone and the kids are in bed, there’s a good chance you’ll have some leftover Halloween candy sitting around. But before you sink into the couch with a cold one and a handful of candy, consider pairing your beer of choice with a complementary sweet. We promise it’ll make that extra candy (and the beer) taste even better.
We’ve got you covered, below is a great video from Molly Miller paring some Halloween candy with different styles of beer, another video from Bell’s Brewery, a guide from Empyrean Brewing Company and Lastly a beer & candy pairing chart from kitchn.
Another Candy & Beer Pairing Chart from the kitchn
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Weekly Online Newsletter Vol. 201
Guided by geeky imagination, influenced by sub-pop culture and never satisfied with the status quo, B. Nektar aims to bring a modern twist on mead as well as diversify craft mead, cider and beer.
B. Nektar Meadery was founded in 2006 by Brad and Kerri Dahlhofer, with the help of their good friend Paul Zimmerman. Brad has been an avid homebrewer since 1998, making beers, meads, ciders and wine for his own enjoyment. When Brad and Kerri got married in 2005, he made a mead to toast with at their wedding and received great reviews from the guests. Jokingly, he said that he’d someday open a meadery. Paul, a long-time friend and fellow homebrewer, soon began making meads along with Brad in the Dahlhofers’ basement. Their meads quickly began winning awards at homebrewing competitions.
In the summer of 2006, Kerri was laid-off from her job. While sipping a glass of vanilla cinnamon mead made by Brad, she thought, “Why not try to sell this?” It was then that the three decided to take their mead making to the next level. In the spring of 2008, Brad too fell victim to layoffs, and the three worked night and day to prepare for their opening. After nearly two years since its inception, B. Nektar finally opened it’s doors on August 2, 2008 (National Mead Day).
B. Nektar’s session meads and hard ciders are now shaping the craft revolution. To say it’s been a long road from the home-brewing days would be a tremendous understatement but B. Nektar continues to increase their production capacity and is currently the largest meadery in the U.S.A.
B. Nektar was the first meadery to join the ranks on the top 100 best breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com, and has remained there since 2013.
Proud of this story as they may be, they put a lot of effort into not taking themselves too seriously.
Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.200
As the leaves change, so does the beer selections in the aisle and tap handles. It’s a good thing. Not only do seasonal brews offer new flavors from your regular beers, they also ensure you’re getting the freshest beer possible. So crack open one, or a few, of our favorite fall beers.
Today, I am going to showcase two of our seasonal fall offerings from Bell’s Brewery; Octoberfest and Best Brown Ale. Both of these beers are reminiscent of the traditional fall foliage colors – deep ruby to brown, golden hues and with some red tones. The beers taste does not disappoint either with a malty/toasty back bone, yet sessionable, lending a nice transition before winter beers hit the market.
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