Chocolate kreme filled
The beer: Boulevard Brewing Co. The Sixth Glass
Why it pairs well: "This donut is like eating cake with frosting inside. I think a big Belgian quad or a dubbel could work, because they've got a super-malty backbone. Boulevard doesn't make a super-dark quad, so this would work."
The beer: Smuttynose Brewing Company Robust Porter
Why it pairs well: "This donut is like eating pie, essentially. Doing beer dinners and working with the guys in the Euclid kitchen, we try to go outside of the box with our pairings. Like, we don't stereotypically pair dessert with a dark beer. But I think a Boston kreme donut and a nice glass of porter just sounds good! You're getting not-too-much sweet with not-too-much sweet. A drier porter works here."