Sugar fix: Beercandy

You’ve tried fruit ales, collaboration brews and oak-aged batches. What’s next? Beercandy, a line of beer-infused sweets by a co-creator of Great Beer Co.’s award-winning Hollywood Blonde kölsch. Steve Casselman began making candies in the 1990s, starting with a sour lambic lollipop and moving on to caramels and hard candies. “In candy, the only thing that’s bitter is chocolate,” he says, but Cascade hop oil gives his Hopdrops a familiar citrusy bitterness, while lambics and lagers give his chewy caramels a new range of flavors. Taffy is the newest entrant in Casselman’s line, which recently made its way out of his kitchen and into local bottle shops. –Jennifer Roland

Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2012