If you’re a beer connoisseur, then you know there is much to enjoy ― the flavors, the combination of ingredients that went into creating the beer, and the overall experience. What completes this taste bud adventure? Snacks, of course! The question is — which ones?
While there are many food options to answer that question, a tried and true favorite to pair with your brew of choice is the pretzel, whether it be baked soft and dipped in a sauce of your choosing or baked crunchy and small enough to pop in between sips. But did you know there are certain flavors of pretzels that pair best with your favorite ales?
We paired up with Patrick, our Aprons Meals Technical Specialist, to bring you a list of flavor profiles sure to make your taste buds dance. Here’s a little guide to keep handy for your next beer-friendly get together.
When it comes to large, warm, delicious soft pretzels, there are many pairings available. Find your favorite flavor and see which beers complement it best!
Salted Soft Pretzel German Style Hefeweizen
Salt & Caraway Seed Topped Soft Pretzel Dunkelweizen (Dark Wheat Ale)
Poblano & Jack Cheese Soft Pretzel Mexican Style Lager
Basil Pesto with Parmesan Topping West Coast IPA
These crunchy snacks are a hit at parties and bars alike. Check out this flavor guide below to see how you can get the most out of this snack and beer pairing!
Sourdough & Brown Mustard Soft Pretzel Classic German Style Pilsner
Cheddar Cheese Sandwich Pretzel ESB
Jalapeño Pieces American Style IPA
Hot Buffalo Wing Pieces American Style Wheat Beer
Honey Mustard & Onion Pieces Pale Ale
Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Crisps American Style Pilsner
Peanut Butter Filled Hard Pretzel Double Chocolate Stout
Chocolate Dipped Hard Pretzel Mocha Porter
Now that you’ve got a few new snack ideas for your next beer-tasting extravaganza, we want to know which flavors you’ll try first! Shout them out in the comments.
* Drink responsibly. Be 21.