Barley and Hops Craft Candles Review | Better on Draft

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Review #1- Angry Bean – Vanilla Espresso Porter Beer Candle
Review #2- Screaming Vixen – Agave Hazelnut Brown Ale Candle
Review #3- Barley & Hops Craft Candles – Bitter Sweet IPA

Given the opportunity to try out three different candles, or a Craft Beer (Candle) Flight, we definitely hit the jackpot with the three choices, the IPA, the Brown Ale, and the Espresso Porter. If you’re a fan of coffee, the espresso porter is definitely one of the best candles that they have. When the coffee smell hits your nose, it smells like a fresh brewed pot is right around the corner. The Brown Ale hits the nose as a smell of roasted hazelnuts, which is one of the reasons why I chose it. It brings off the smell of a very malty beer that you would grab, like a Rogue, Surly Moe, or Cigar City Maduro. The IPA definitely had a bit more of a floral and citrus, maybe fruity style of smell. It doesn’t have the dank smell that a lot of IPA’s have as they get hoppier, but your standard session style IPA like a Centennial from Founders.

The wood flight it comes on is stained and very rustic looking and feeling. What’s nice is that the ability after using the candles (120 hours of burn time) you can wash it out and turn it into a nice tasting flight as the glasses can be re-purposed and they have their own stand to sit on.

Overall you’re getting a great candle, way more burn for your buck than most major candle outlets, and a nice surprise for the beer friend who has everything!

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A craft beer fan since 19, used to look for your non-regular beers on frequent trips to downtown Windsor with friends, at 21 Ken basically took over an entire refrigerator with monthly visits to Merchants. With 5 years of podcasting prior, Ken decided to create the brand and show Better on Draft in the spring of 2015, and began creating his dream of a beer-centric website that wasn't too full of itself. He now runs the board and does a lot of the back office stuff while the show goes on, keeping everyone in line, and the beer flowing!

1 Comment

Carrie Atkins · June 8, 2016 at 9:16 am

These guys are very entertaining and really know their stuff! Loved hearing more about Founders, and of course, about our candles! I just have to thank-you again for reviewing our candles on your show! I look forward to hearing more of your Better on Draft PodCasts! If you have never listened, you must “tune-in!” Grab some brews, sit on the deck with some friends and turn it up! 🙂

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