A Dangerously Drinkable Artisan Beer Candle
Have you ever wondered if the smell of a craft beer could be just as pleasurable as the smell of a fine red wine? If you aren’t a craft beer drinker, you might be thinking, “Absolutely no.” The maker’s at Barley & Hops Craft Candles are about to change any preconception you might have about the “sniff-ability” of a hand-crafted brew.
No American Lager Beer Candles Here
Beer: Categorically speaking, there is a difference.
For the discerning craft beer lover this is not news to you but for the non-craft beer drinker, we are about to open you up to an entirely new world of amazing scent-sations. Before I started drinking craft beer, I would never even think about taking a sniff…let alone taking a sip! I assumed craft beer wasn’t for the faint of heart. Heck, it took me a very long time to even try an American Lager such as Bud, Coors, Michelob, etc.
Then, I married Brandon. One day he sent me to pick him up some beer for him and his buddies. At the liquor store, there were so many varieties of beer! Beers I had never even heard of! A Stout? What is that? A Hefeweizen? I couldn’t even pronounce that one! (To this day, I still have issues with that one.)
To be safe, I grabbed a 12-pack of Coors Light, a regular in our fridge when I was growing up. When I got home and he saw my selection, you wouldn’t have thought I brought home a dead animal.
This was the day I learned what a GOOD beer was, and wasn’t.
What is an Artisan Beer Candle?
An artisan beer candle starts with a craft beer that has been hand-crafted in a brewery. To quote Wikipedia, this is what they had to say about microbreweries and craft breweries:
A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer, typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned. Such breweries are generally characterized by their emphasis on quality, flavor and brewing technique.
For us, a microbrew is more like an original work of art opposed to a mass-produced print. An artisan beer candle is better defined as having an “aroma.” An aroma is a combination of flavor and essence. To truly capture the aroma of a craft brew is to not just smell it, but also taste it.
The Flavor and Aroma of an Artisan Craft Beer Candle
OK, this is all great and fine, but what do they smell like???
To help you start your journey into the world of artisan beer candles, I have gathered a few of the most common aromas that can be detected in an artisan beer candle.
- brown sugar
- lemon zest
- creme brulee
- roasted malt
- fresh cream
This list could go on-and-on, but these are just a few of the aromas that we adopt when crafting our artisan beer candles.
Still not convinced that a brew candle is for you?