Buffalo Creek Brewing in historic downtown Long Grove (35 miles NW of Chicago) is reprising a scary popular original recipe in light of the Halloween season. Brewmaster/Owner Mike Marr’s Candy Corn Ale is made with real candy corns and combines a silky cream ale with accents of familiar marshmallow, vanilla, and buttery caramel-like flavors to produce a hauntingly delicious beer. This special small batch release, which sells for $7 per pint beginning October 23rd in the taproom only, made its debut at Buffalo Creek Brewing in 2019 and is returning due to popular demand.
“Every Halloween there’s one big dilemma: Do you eat it or throw it away,” says Mike Marr about America’s most divisive candy. “We have a third option: Make beer out of it! Despite all the debate about America’s most polarizing treat, our Candy Corn Ale is a hit.”
What started somewhat as a joke last year has turned into one of Buffalo Creek Brewing’s most highly anticipated monthly small batch beers – limited quantity quirky recipes that typically play off the season such as Pumpkin Pie Ale in November or Watermelon Wheat in August. This year, Candy Corn Ale will drop the same day the historic downtown Long Grove business district hosts its Trick-or-Treating and Tricks & Tales (spooky skits hosted by the Historical Society) events so the drive is extra worth it.
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, IL 60047