Best Beer with Pizza: Pairing Guide
Beer is amazing and pizza is great. When you have both together, it’s one of the best food combinations around; the right beer can make your pizza taste even better!
At Tom's House of Pizza, we are all about the perfect food and drink combo. We are like a second home to pizza lovers of Calgary and provide dine-in, take-out and delivery services. We always use high-quality toppings, combined with our own patented tomato sauces.
In this blog post, our expert staff discusses pairing the best beer with pizza to make your eating experience truly amazing.
Beer and Pepperoni Pizza Pairings
When you choose a spicy pepperoni pizza, we recommend you go with something an IPA or hoppy pale ale. These brews can bring out the spice of the pepperoni while balancing out the saltiness.
Beer Pairings: Forward Progress Pale Ale – Annex Ale Project, Trailhead IPA – Six Corners Brew Works.
Beer and Hawaiian Pizza Pairings
Even though serving pineapple on pizza might be a touchy topic online, at Tom’s House of Pizza t the Hawaiian style pizza has been one of our most popular options since we opened in 1963! For this pairing you will need to find a brew that can do it all; something that will enhance the sweetness of the pineapple while softening the saltiness of the ham..
Beer Pairings: Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery, Wraspberry Ale – Wild Rose Brewery.
Beer and Vegetarian Pizza Pairings
While having vegetarian pizzas, you usually experience a myriad of flavours in your mouth from each vegetable at once. Go with a light beer like a Blonde Ale or mild Pilsner when pairing with a vegetarian pizza.
Beer Pairings: Berserker Blonde Ale – New Level Brewing, Bohemian Pilsner – Apex Predator Brewing.
Beer and Meat Lover’s Pizza Pairings
An all-meat pizza at Tomès refers to one loaded with ham, salami, pepperoni, beef and, sausage - no veggies allowed. Again you can choose a hoppy IPA to bring out the flavours in the savoury meats, or you can go with a dark smoked beer like a Rauchbier, which will enhance the taste of authentic meat flavours.
Best beer: White Raven IPA – Apex Predator Brewing, Prairie Fire Rauchbier – Town Square Brewing Co.
Beer and Cheese Pizza Pairings
Lightly hopped ales and lagers go best with a good cheese pizza. The mild bitterness will accentuate the cheese’s saltiness while balancing the sweetness of the tomato sauce and cleansing the palate between slices.
Best beer: Ribstone Creek Lager – Ribstone Creek Brewery, 1882 Okotoks Golden Ale – Hub Town Brewing Co.
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Tom's House of Pizza has been serving great thin-crust pizzas since 1963. We serve only high-quality ingredients and treat our customers like family. Many of our signature items are prepared in-house like our delicious tomato sauce, thin crusts, spicy mexi sauce and Italian sausage. Our pubs are casual destinations where we feature daily drink specials that help you save on expenses.
Read our blog post - The best way to pair wine with pizza – for knowledge on pairing wine with pizza.
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