The beer: Avery Brewing Company Hog Heaven
Why it pairs well: Why the hell did we choose this bizarre donut? It was a favorite of the DD employees, and something I thought might be interesting to pair with beer (Editor's Note: plus sour cream donuts are kind of a big thing in New England). Jules likes this beer because the sour cream donut is "wicked sweet, and Hog Heaven is a real big beer that balances it out." It packs in 104 IBUs, so we'd have to agree.
The beer: SweetWater Brewing Company Georgia Brown
Why it pairs well: "It's not as sweet as the sour cream one. I think any sort of run-of-the-mill brown ale would be good. The drier the brown the better. You want a brown that leaves your mouth salivating -- something that excites your palate. It's perfect for when you're eating a reasonably sweet donut."
Lee Breslouer is a senior editor at Thrillist and did not mind having to eat six Dunkin' Donuts one morning for this story. Follow him to kreme-filled tweets: @LeeBreslouer.