Here is a description of each beers that were chosen to make the caramels:
- IPA (India Pale Ale) - This light-colored hoppy beer is an example of one of the most popular beer styles in the world. With a creamy mouthfeel, its flavor is fresh, rich, and satisfying. It has a moderate maltiness with a good bitter finish. IPA was first brewed in England in the 18th century. You will find this caramel coated in white chocolate.
- Stout - This strong, dark beer is made with roasted barley malts giving the beer flavors of cocoa, coffee, and molasses. Full bodied but not thick, it has a smooth mouthfeel accented by floral hops. These flavors come through a caramel well. Appropriately, this caramel is coated in strong, dark chocolate.
- Lager - A very popular golden beer, the lager we used is described as ‘The godfather of craft beers'. It has butterscotch, caramel, biscuit flavors and a malt kick, while decently hopped. The floral nose can come through with the crisp lager taste. This caramel is coated in milk chocolate.
- Lambic - Made only in Belgium, this traditional sour beer is saturated with fresh raspberries. The natural, spontaneous fermentation produces a unique flavor that has been compared to champagne. The slight maltiness and full body are there but overwhelmed by the fresh berries. It is often described as 'absolutely amazing'. We coated the caramels in dark chocolate marked with pink lines.