It’s Hangover Thursday, how’s your head? My new, even earlier, work shift has made if difficult to drink too much on Wednesdays, so I’m more tired than anything right now. I did get out to the bar last night to have a few beers though. Which is good because today we’re going to talk about beer, actually we’re going to talk about Beercandy.
The creator of Beercandy, Steve Casselman, has been involved in homebrewing beer since 1985. The story goes like this. In 1991 while trying a few beers with friends someone commented that “You can’t do anything with that beer.” Steve took it as a challenge and made lollipops out of the sour brew. Beer and hard candy are difficult to combine though and Steve started experimenting with other kinds of candy.
Steve found that beer did make really great soft caramel. Since the caramel was so soft he used a dip in chocolate to help them keep shape. And that is how we have Beercandy. There are four flavors of caramel; India pale ale covered in white chocolate, lager covered in milk chocolate, raspberry lambic in dark chocolate, and a stout in a dark chocolate. They are sold out of the stout right now, but you can get it in their sampler pack.
If caramel isn’t your thing there are taffies made with IPA and Stout. Although they are currently out of stock, Beercandy also has made something called Hopdrops. Called a marriage of bitter and sweet they are flavored with real hop oil. The bag has two flavors, American Cascade and British Fuggles. So if you’re looking for another way to enjoy a beer, check out Beercandy.
At the time of your writing of this article, the reason Mr casselman was out of hopdrops was that he was making his own version of another's idea: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/dining/for-dad-candy-made-from-beer.html . I call 'em like I see 'em.ReplyDelete
If this is Bob Bero, click the contact us button and drop me an email. I'd love to hear more and would gladly do a write up on B-Hoppy and what happened.ReplyDelete
If you're just a fan of B-Hoppy, thanks for the info.