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Scavenging Halloween with beer and candy pairings

October 29, 2020   by Enterprise Canada

TORONTO, Ont. (October, 2020) — For reasons beyond everybody’s control, Halloween 2020 is going to look a lot different than would be typical. 

Never mind that Halloween falls on a Saturday and will be a full moon. Concerns about COVID-19 and the need to physical distance means there will be fewer Trick-or-Treaters prowling the streets, and limits on social gatherings will make Halloween parties almost non-existent.  

But that doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate in your own, COVID-respecting way. 

You can still don a kickass costume, watch some horror films and snack on a big bowl of Halloween candy. 

And if that is the case — or even if you are just raiding the candy you bought as you normally would, but are eating it yourself with no expectations of handing it out at the door — you can make the experience even better by experimenting with some beer and candy pairings. 

If you are pouring a ….  Enjoy it with … 
  • Steam Whistle Premium Pilsner 
Smarties. The crisp purity of Steam Whistle’s flagship beer cuts through the sweetness of the hard candy shell and milk chocolate within. 
  • Steam Whistle Session Lager 
Patriotic Candy Corn. This red, white and blue variation on the Halloween staple has a raspberry lemonade flavour, a nice match with the clean and rich flavour of the Lager.  
  • Steam Whistle Pale Ale 
Hot Lips. The sweet and subtle heat of this cinnamon-touched candy is ideal with the hop-forward and touch of citrus found in the Pale Ale. 
  • New Belgium Fat Tire 
Caramels. Aromas of caramel and a toasty flavour make Fat Tire a great combo with caramel, either the soft squares you eat on their own or a chocolate bar such as Caramilk, Mars or Three Musketeers.  
  • New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA 
Sours. IPAs are big, strong beers and need a candy that can stand up to that. The more sour the candy, the better the match here.  

If you will be encountering people, please remember to maintain physical distancing, wear a face covering (ninja costumes should be all the rage this year!) and wash your hands regularly.  

Join the conversation on Twitter @SteamWhistle, Instagram @SteamWhistleBrewing and Facebook at /SteamWhistle using the hashtag #WhatsInYourBeer. For more information, please visit

About Steam Whistle Craft Brewing Company: 

One of Canada’s leading independent breweries, Steam Whistle crafts beers using only four natural ingredients with no additives or preservatives. Known for its distinctive packaging and creative marketing, Steam Whistle has become a brand well loved by Canadians coast to coast.  Steam Whistle brews and distributes its iconic Premium Pilsner, Pale Ale and Session Lager and New Belgium’s Fat Tire Amber Ale and Voodoo Ranger IPA across Canada.

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