This pairing of food and drink, which stood the test of time, has been a regular fixture in birthdays, bachelor parties, bowling leagues, and backyard barbecues. It’s a seamless combination in itself; does it need more improvement?
In the 21st century, however, variety is life. Just settling for a greasy slice of pizza with an ice-cold light lager isn’t enough. It’s time for a change.
Pepperoni and Mushroom: Pilsner
According to Pizzeria Vecchia, a local pizza kitchen, pepperoni and mushroom is one of the top pizza combinations people love. So, apart from ordering the perfect slice from a nearby pizza place in Janesville, Minnesota, it pays to pair it with the perfect drink — pilsner.
The pepperoni-pilsner combination is a lovely pairing. Pilsner displays pleasingly bitter tones, which is a better mix compared to American hops. This German and Czech-inspired pilsner offers tones of muscularity, which perfectly complements the spicy and salty taste of pepperoni.
Sausage and Onion with Gose
Faint taste buds might not be big fans of this combination, but there’s something about the hearty chunks of meat, earthy charm of onions, and a briny beer that touches the heart. Gose, a German ale, should come with a dose of salt for this combination to work. It tantalizes the taste buds while encouraging a perfect harmony with the pie’s earthy and hearty flavors.
Olive, Mushroom, Garlic, and Spinach Plus Saison
Pizza and beer tied with elegance seems unlikely. After all, how can a greasy slice plus keg appeal as glamorous? With Saison and a veggie pizza, it’s possible. The earthy and rustic Saison is friendly with any food type, but paired with these vegetables and some garlic, you have a perfect combination.
What makes a combination work is the mix of all things light and bright with a dash of lively flavors.