Salted Beer Caramels are delicious!

This week’s Saturday Suds focuses on salted beer caramels. Have you ever had them? They’re delicious! Here at Shore Craft Beer, we are always looking to try new things and these tasty treats fit the bill perfectly.

The Recipe

Our recipe comes courtesy of, who got it from Becky’s Blissful Bakery, which is located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The caramels were not difficult to make; the only recommendation I have is to make sure you keep whisking thoroughly so as not to burn the mixture or the milk when you add it.

Flying Fish Salt and Sea Beer
Flying Fish Sea Salt Beer was used for this recipe. Photo credit:


Pretzels are an optional garnish, but they sure pair well with these tasty treats.

First, melt the butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan on medium heat.

Next, add the beer and make sure you’re stirring constantly. After you’ve put in the beer, next add in the syrup; keep stirring.

Once the syrup has been mixed in, go ahead and mix in the milk, all while stirring constantly.

In addition, make sure to cook the caramels to 240°F. Stir constantly, as you don’t want to burn the milk.

After the mixture reaches 240°F (you can use a candy thermometer, which is recommended), remove pan from heat and stir in the vanilla.

Then, pour the mixture onto a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet. The recommended dimensions are 9″ x 13″.

Sprinkle the sea salt on top of the caramels evenly, and leave the finished product to set. For faster cooling times, you can put it in the refrigerator or your freezer.

While not required (but highly recommended!), you could place small, hard pretzels on the still-warm caramel mixture to give it some extra pizzaz.

The mixture will naturally firm, and afterwards, you can cut the caramels into whatever size you so desire.

Salted Beer Caramels; Photo Credit:

While Flying Fish Salt and Sea Beer was used for these confections, any one of your favorite beers will do!

Are you going to make these amazing treats for your holiday party or your next get-together? If the answer is yes, please comment and share a picture (along with the name of the beer you used) of the finished product to show the world your culinary talent!

Jack Bradley
Author: Jack Bradley

Jack Bradley is a contributor to and and works as an Academic Counselor at Delaware Technical Community College. He assists students with academic advisement, teaches first year seminars, manages the food pantry, and serves as advisor for the Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the Community College Honor Society. An English major at the College of the Holy Cross, Jack has always loved to write and is grateful for the opportunity to be a contributor to this site. He received an an M.B.A. from Clark University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware. When he is not working or writing, he can be found out and about in Ocean City and surrounding towns, enjoying the amazing attractions they have to offer.

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