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Let's Talk Brewery Candles
Maybe you've heard about our amazing candles but you have a few questions you need answered before you commit. Don't see your question? Drop us a note using our online form and we will add it to the list!

What is a brewery candle?

Each and every artisan beer and candle from our craft beer collection mimic some of the best stout, porter, ale, and IPA style beers that are available at your favorite brewery, not like the aftermath of a college keg party.

Candles look cool but how do they smell? Do they really smell like beer?

This is a question we get VERY frequently! It never fails. We set-up at a local beer fest. The gates open and throngs of people pour in with their tasting glasses. We will get quite a few glances as they make their way to the tasting tent. Some might even take the slight detour to actually come by and check the candles out. The look of surprise people get when they sniff candles from our collection is always amusing. We hear things like, “Oh my God, these smell amazing! I thought they were going to smell like a bud light or something,” or “These actually smell good!” After a few rounds in the tasting tent, more people stop by. This is when things really get exciting for us. After someone sniffs one of our candles, it is a rarity that they don’t buy. This rule of thumb goes for most men and women. Of course, it isn’t surprising to us that our candles smell extraordinarily amazing, but then again – why in the world would we develop a line of candles that smelled bad?

Do your brewery candles actually smell like beer?

During our research phase, we spent a lot of time in our neighborhood breweries and beer pubs. We have asked tons of questions and sampled hundreds of brews while on these visits. One of the biggest concerns we hear is, “Will it REALLY smell like a beer?” A few of the beer connoisseurs we chatted up had actually purchased some beer-scented candles in the past but were disappointed because they didn’t really smell like a high-quality beer. They LOVED the idea but felt slighted when it came to the actual aroma of the candle. Our small but mighty team took this to heart and make sure our candles smell like the real thing!

One of the biggest hurdles we had to overcome was creating a brewery candle that was both authentic AND appealing to everyone! We did this by cutting way back on the traditional “beer” smell and enhancing the yummy top notes.

Please don’t confuse our beer candles with your husband’s stent of homebrewing in the basement!! I promise every fragrance oil begins with a base of Barley and Hops, but ends with mega doses of fan-flippin-tastic!

What kind of wax do you use in your brewery candles?

We use an Apricot Wax blend. Apricot Wax burns clean, reducing smoke and soot. Apricot wax has a smooth, creamy texture and burns cooler resulting in a longer burn time. this wax is extracted from the kernel of an apricot, so no apricot scent will affect your awesome microbrew scents!

What is apricot wax? Do your candles smell like apricot?

Barley & Hops Craft Candles are made with an apricot blend wax. Apricot wax is considered to be the cleanest forms of candle wax. Apricot wax candles burn cleaner and longer than any other wax on the market. Because we don’t use any dyes or additives, our beer candles come to you in its true form, a natural creamy white color with a silky smooth texture.  The wicks are manufactured in Germany and provide a natural soot-free burn. Our craft beer candles burn clean and last between 85-95 hours each. The candles do not take on any apricot scent (unless it is an Apricot Wheat!)

Are your candles environmentally friendly?

The vintage style, amber colored glass containers that we use for our Craft candles are not only beautiful but also made from recycled soda lime glass bottles. Once your Barley and Hops Craft Candle has been completely burned, the glass is recyclable and upcyclable. For the candle, we use an 100% natural Apricot blend wax. The Apricot wax has a white and creamy smooth surface & burns cooler so it burns longer.

What kind of wax, and what additives are used in your artisan candles?

Our brewery candles are made with an apricot blend wax. Apricot wax is considered to be the cleanest forms of candle wax. Apricot wax candles burn cleaner and longer than any other wax on the market. Because we don’t use any dyes or additives, our brewery candles come to you in their true form, a natural creamy white color with a silky smooth texture.

How do you fragrance your brewery candles?

The scents we use for our artisan brewery candles are of only the highest quality combination of phthalate-free natural and synthetic oils.  Our custom-blended fragrances are also used in our artisan brewery soaps, completely skin safe. Each candle is hand poured in small batches and never smell industrial or look mass produced.

What is it that makes our artisan brewery candles smell so good?

The base scent of our beer candles is barley or hops, or a blend of both. A unique mash-up of scents such as brown sugar, hazelnut, roasted espresso, dark chocolate, raspberry, oatmeal, toffee, beechwood, warm vanilla & honey are just a few of the scents that make our artisan candles smell so dangerously drinkable!

What makes a Barley & Hops Craft Brewery Candle so unique?

The maker’s at Barley & Hops Craft Candles take great pride in being the first to introduce artisan brewery candles.  For those of you who are not fans of, or haven’t yet jumped on the craft beer bandwagon – we promise you will love the aroma these unique & bold artisan candles.  We borrow the aroma of some of the finest beers on the market and transform them into candles that smell like your favorite stout, porter, ale and lager brew.

Let's Talk Brewery Candles Returns & Exchanges
Are you ready to make your first Barley & Hops Craft Candle purchase or have you already committed to something you aren't entirely in love with? We have some answers for you!

If I order a candle and don't like it, can I return it?

Barley & Hops Craft Candles wants to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. With every candle you purchase, we send you a “free sniff” on us. For example, if you purchase a Boulevard Brewery “Nutcracker Ale” brewery candle, we will send you a free bottle cap sample of the same scent. If when you get your candle you aren’t entirely certain if you are 100% sold on the scent you ordered and don’t want to burn it just in case, go ahead and burn your bottle cap version of the candle “on us.” If you are still not happy with the scent, send us an email with your order information. Please make sure that you return your candle(s) in the same condition in which they were received. It is imperative that you do not burn the candle, touch the wax (no fingerprints), compromise the label (tears, peeling, pushing), or chip / break the glass container. The cork must be returned with the candle. Once we receive the candle, we will inspect it for any damages. If we determine that the candle has no visible damage, we will give you a 100% refund!