Is there a more iconic duo than pizza and beer? Is there any combination more versatile? With a near-endless variety of possible pizza toppings and an incredible number of beer types available these days, you can always find something perfect for every occasion. Whether it’s a game day feast or a gourmet date, a lazy poolside lunch or a cozy dinner in front of the fireplace, you can’t go wrong with pizza and beer.
Most of the time, if you just choose the pizza and beer you like, you won’t go wrong—but if you want to really unlock a whole new world of taste, it really pays to find the perfect beer match for your pizza.
Just like pairing wine with a meal, the right beer will complement and really open up the subtler flavors of the pizza. Some beers will add depth, some will tone down the heaviness of the cheese, some will draw out a rich base, and some are just plain fun. All you have to do is choose the right one!
If you’re overwhelmed by all the possibilities or have a pizza planned but can’t decide on what to drink with it, this guide will help you out. Read on to find the ideal beer for your pizza, as well as some combinations you might never have thought of!