We can agree that food and drinks play a huge role in our society. So, if you manage an establishment like a bar, you probably get asked for menu recommendations—a lot. With that, here are a few beer and wholesale pizza pairings you can suggest to your regular and new pub patrons.
Pepperoni pizza and an IPA
A pizza with just pepperoni and cheese or a layer of bubbly cheese topped with handfuls of hearty meats is a popular menu item found at many pubs. But what beer should you order?
Since a meat pizza is already pretty salty and filling, you don’t want to add to the saltiness nor be drinking a pint of thick brew. This is where a lighter India Pale Ale (IPA) is a good bet. IPAs have a bitterness that can balance out salty meats while still letting you have a good time—you can avoid feeling like you’re rolling out of the pub when you pair that pepperoni pizza with an IPA.
Margherita pizza and a pale ale
Mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil on a toasted crust can only mean one thing—you’ve ordered a classic margherita pizza. This type of pizza combines the best tastes of the food world: sweet, salty and tangy with a crispy yet soft crust. So, if you want to be able to enjoy these flavors along with a tall frosty glass of beer after work, try a pale ale. Pale ales have a lightness that won’t overpower your pizza, and instead of cancelling out the pleasant flavor of the fresh mozzarella, a pale ale can enhance it.
Cheese pizza and a wheat ale
When in doubt, order a classic cheese pizza! No, it’s not a boring one-topping pizza. In fact, a quality made cheese pizza with the right ratio of herbs and spices in the sauce and crust is more than satisfying to the palate. Ordering pizza at your local tavern? Make sure to pair it with a beer.
While it may seem that you can have any kind of beer with a gooey cheese pizza, a light or wheat beer pairs best. The simplicity of the cheese needs to remain the star of the meal, so stick to a less hoppy beer to avoid overpowering the multiple mouthwatering cheesy layers.
Hawaiian pizza and something fruity
The mere thought of sinking your teeth into a hot slice of Hawaiian pizza can get your stomach screaming “feed me!” This pizza’s tomato sauce base is topped with cheese and chunks of pineapple and ham, all held up by a crust of perfect thickness. Because of the sweetness of the pineapple, you may not ever have thought that ordering a fruit ale is actually the best pairing. But a fruit-based ale, like cherry or strawberry, makes for a good contrast to the pizza’s salty ham.
If you’re a pub or tavern owner who’s in the market for the best wholesale pizza around to satiate your customers, look no further than the pub pizza options available from Giovanni’s Frozen Pizza. We’re sure they’ll pair well with anything you have on tap!