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What’s brewing in Bolton? Beer is only half of the equation | WorkInCT

The CANdle Collab creates buzz over “beer can candles.”

BOLTON, Conn. — Meg Crandall makes candles. Not just any candles, Crandall creates candles that smell like your favorite brew. She came up with the idea during the pandemic, and in April, Crandall opened The CANdle Collab – which is a candle making studio but also a place where she creates beer scented candles. Crandall said, “I take scents that you normally wouldn’t put together and I blend them to make something unique.”

While The CANdle Collab offers many outlets for customers to create their own homemade candle, the other part of Crandall’s business model is what is getting the most buzz. Crandall has been busy making her specialty candles for breweries like Two Roads, Labyrinth, and Hooker Brewery who now sell the beer scented candles at their merchandise shops. She said, “it’s another way to bring the brewery experience home… we do sodas too.” She then added, “it’s a lot of mad science and a lot of creativity.”

Currently, Crandall is selling her candles to five Connecticut breweries and one cidery – The New England Cider Co. in Wallingford. After leading a candle making class inside her studio, Crandall said of her beer candles, “people like the fact that this is completely different, it’s something they haven’t seen.”

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Jimmy Altman is a reporter at FOX61 News. He can be reached at jaltman@fox61.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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