Why Craft Beer is the Perfect Companion for Pizza
Craft beer has grown in considerable popularity over the recent years and is quickly becoming, for many people, one of life's little pleasures. Meant to be savoured and not simply chugged, craft beer is enjoyed at numerous establishments around Calgary, including at Calgary pizza restaurants such as Tom's House of Pizza.
The most commonly accepted definition of craft beer is that it comes from a brewer that is small, independent, and that uses traditional brewing methods. Craft beer is valued by millions of beer drinkers around the world both for its taste and even for its health benefits.
It may be surprising to hear that beer can be good for your health, but craft beer does, in fact, contain protein, vitamin B, and a good deal of antioxidants. Studies have also found that drinking moderate amounts of craft beer reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, prevents against weight gain and diabetes, and reduces the risk of osteoporosis by increasing the mineral density of bone.
Craft beer is an incredibly versatile beverage that pairs wonderfully with all sorts of different foods. It would even be safe to say that, when it comes to food pairings, craft beer is the "new wine." Craft beer pairs particularly well with pizza, including thin crust pizza and gluten free pizza in Calgary.
Enjoying a delicious slice of the best pizza in Calgary at Tom's House of Pizza with a craft beer in hand makes for a harmonious balance of textures and flavours. The right craft beer can lessen the acidity of tomato sauces or soften the richness of strong cheeses, while enhancing your fresh, savoury toppings. Many craft beers also contain herbal notes which pair naturally with the herbs used on pizza.
You have many different options to choose from when it comes to craft beer. Ales tend to be "darker" and contain flavour notes of coffee, toffee, chocolate, and caramel. Lagers, on the other hand, tend to be lighter and sweeter. You can also find craft beers that are fruity, creamy, and anywhere on the spectrum of bitter to sweet.
No matter that type of pizza you decide to dine on, whether gluten free or thin crust pizza at Calgary's Tom's House of Pizza, you'll be sure to find the perfect craft beer pairing to go along with it. The India Pale Ale (IPA) tends to cut nicely through the rich flavours of strong meats and cheeses. Many people prefer pale ales for pizzas with meat toppings, and brown ales for pizzas loaded with veggies.
Tom's House of Pizza offers pizza delivery in Calgary, but also has five great Calgary pizza restaurants where you can sit down with your friends and family. We invite you to come and enjoy the best pizza in Calgary with a refreshing craft beer to balance out the rich flavours in our tomato sauce, cheese, and fresh toppings.
If you're planning a fun night out, then take a look to see which of our five Tom's House of Pizza locations is closest to you. We'll see you soon!