Taste of Summer: Our Favorite Pizza and Craft Beer Pairings
Do you like pizza, good beer, or both? So do we. We're thinking summer, and summer to us means awesome food and awesome beer. Check out some of our favorite pizza and craft beer pairings. Why not try one of these combos tonight?
Hawaiian Pizza + Unfiltered Wheat Beer
The savory Canadian bacon and sweet and acidic pineapple flavors pair well with the light wheat and tropical notes of the Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus hops in Tallgrass Halcyon. Other wheat beers suggestions: Bell's Oberon and Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat.
Jalepeño Bacon Pizza + IPA
The grapefruit notes and assertive bitterness in a beer like Summit's Saga IPA help cut the heat and savory fat flavors in the herby and zippy jalepeño bacon pizza. Other IPA suggestions: Surly Furious and Founders Centennial IPA.
Vegetable Pizza + Bock Beer
Sweet, earthy notes in a mushroom and pepper vegetable pizza compliment the light sweetness, caramel, and low bitterness of a beer like Alaskan Birch Bock. Other bock suggestions: Anchor Bock and Shiner Bock.
Margherita Pizza + Belgian Tripel
Creamy fresh mozzarella, meaty tomato, and spicy basil are well complimented by the smooth sweetness and peppery fruit notes of a Belgian Tripel like the Westmalle Tripel. Other Tripel suggestions: La Trappe Tripel and Leffe Tripel.