Homer: I’m feeling kinda low, Apu. Got any of that beer that has candy floating in it? You know, Skittlebräu.
Apu: Such a product does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.
Homer: Oh. Well, then just give me a six pack and a couple of bags of Skittles.
– Bart Star (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 6)


We all know Homer’s beer of choice is Duff. I’m not much of a beer connoisseur but I would say that the real world equivalent to Duff is probably Budweiser. Bud is about as non-offensive an American beer as you can ask for, which is why I’m using it for my Skittlebräu recipe. After doing some online research I’ve found that Skittlebräu is a pretty popular recipe to try and that many other beers have been used. Granted, Budweiser is no Düff (It’s from Sweden!) but I think it works well in getting as close to Duff as possible.


  • 1 Can Budweiser
  • 12 Skittles



Add Skittles (to taste) into a glass; pour Budweiser into a glass with Skittles – this is what I did. OR Pour Budweiser into a glass; add Skittles (to taste) – this is what you should do.


For this recipe I added about a dozen Skittles of varying colors. One thing I wasn’t prepared for was the sheer amount of foam this combination created. Once the foam went down the drink itself was fine, as was the candy. My suggestion is that if you’re going to make your own version of Skittlebräu you add the candy AFTER you’ve poured the beer. I would also recommend trying this with Wild Berry skittles since I have a friend who enjoys any beer with this skittle combination.

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Skittlebräu From: Bart Star (The Simpsons Season 9 – Episode 6)

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