As you get older and start to ditch the bars, some of the best nights with your friends are spent at a table with tons of wine and cheese. But for the crowd who doesn’t necessarily love wine and blocks of cheese, what about pizza and beer nights? You’ll still get your share of delicious cheese as well as some amazing beer!
Just like wine and cheese, certain pizzas and beers were meant to be paired together. Let us help you find some of the best pairings! Here are 4 of our favorite pizza and beer pairings that are sure to rock your world!
Margherita & Pale Ale
Are you one to prefer a simple, yet delicious Margherita pizza? If so, Margherita pizza pairs amazingly with pale ales. The malt flavor from the pale ale will not only compliment the pizza’s toasty crust but will also perfectly balance out the acidity from the tomatoes. The lightness of a pale ale will also not take away from the subtle mozzarella cheese flavor, instead, it will accentuate the cheese flavor even more.
Pepperoni & IPA
Love a classic pepperoni pizza? Pair it with an IPA! IPA’s tend to be on the bitter side which perfectly balances the saltiness from the pepperoni. If your pepperoni is a little spicy, the IPA will also help bring out the spice.
Mushroom/Spinach & Stout
Have you ever tried a mushroom and spinach pizza? If not, you’re missing out! This combination is truly amazing. Mushroom and spinach pizza pairs perfectly with a stout beer. The sweetness of the stout beer compliments the earthy flavors of the spinach and mushrooms leaving you with the perfect bite for your taste buds.
Cheese & Wheat Ale
While there are countless amazing pizza toppings out there, you can never go wrong with a classic cheese pizza. You might think that cheese pizza pairs with any type of beer but it honestly pairs best with wheat or light beers. Wheat and light beers allow the simple flavors from the cheese pizza to shine especially when multiple types of cheese are used on the pizza.
Enjoy Pizza & Beer Night at NEO
Whenever you and your friends are ready for a pizza and beer night, Neo Pizza is the place to go! Build your own pizza to include whatever toppings you’d like or choose from our list of delicious specialty pizzas. We also have a self-serve tap beer wall filled with tons of unique and tasty beers. Neo Pizza has 3 great locations in Maryland for your convenience. Find us in Columbia, Annapolis, and at Mt. Vernon Marketplace! Have a question for us? Fill out a contact form on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!