This recipe from Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants uses one of dad's favorite beverages, to make a salty, sweet treat that he will really enjoy.


  • 2 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Stick butter
  • 12 Ounce bottle of your favorite beer
  • 1 Cup corn syrup
  • 1 Can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sea salt


Step 1:

Melt butter and brown sugar together in medium saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2:

Slowly add beer, corn syrup and milk while stirring constantly.

Step 3:

Cook caramels to 240° F. Do not stop stirring once milk is added or caramels will scorch.

Step 4:

Once you reach 240° F, take mixture off of heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Step 5:

Pour mixture into 9” x 13” pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 6:

Sprinkle sea salt on top of hot caramels. Let them set until firm enough to cut.