New Candy Combines Stout Beer and Rich Nougat for Beer Lovers' Palates

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Craft beer lovers will soon have a new way to savor a great brew. Pete's Gourmet Confections unveils the first sweets made specifically for the beer aisle in San Diego.

This is a newly invented candy that will have beer lovers and non-beer lovers alike wagging their tongues.

Craft beer lovers everywhere will soon have a new way to savor a great brew. Pete's Gourmet Confections will unveil their Stout Beer Bites candy at this weekend's 75th Annual National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention in San Diego, CA October 14th-17th.

The new candies are the only sweets made specifically for the beer aisle in your local grocery store. “With this new recipe,” says Peter Croyle, owner and brewmaster, "we've elevated beer-based treats to the level of craft brewing." Bringing together fresh ingredients, great stout beer and considerable candy-making genius, the malty flavor and chestnut hue should be familiar to beer enthusiasts.

“Beer Bites,” says Croyle, “are really the culmination of being a dedicated home brewer, a micro-hop yard farmer and a confectioner. This is a newly invented candy that will have beer lovers and non-beer lovers alike will be wagging their tongues.”

Brewed in small batches, Beer Bites are an alcohol-free mixture of handcrafted chocolate stout beer and a nougat confection. The candy begins by combining roasted barley, chocolate malt, roasted oats and dark crystal malt. The master brewer then blends in cascade and nugget hops. Another treat in the time-honored tradition from Pete’s Gourmet Confections, these inventive sweets are the only brew for the road.

About Pete's Gourmet Confections
Founded in 2002, Pete's Gourmet Confections is a privately owned and operated candy company specializing in gourmet marshmallows, artisan chocolates and premium holiday candy, all made with lots of care. For more information or to place an order for Pete's Stout Beer Bites, please visit http://www.petesgourmet.com.

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