As far back as anyone can remember, beer and pretzels have a;ways seemed to be the perfect pair. Stop in at any tavern or watering hole, and you’re almost guaranteed to see these two objects, and more often than not, they’re used in conjunction with one another. But why is this? Why has this combination that’s just as recognizable as peanut butter and jelly such an iconic pairing? Let’s find out…
A Matter of Science
Believe it or not, the pairing between pretzels and beer has a scientific origin. The chemical compound sodium chloride, also known as salt, has a direct effect on the parts of the human brain that regulate flavor. Depending upon which beer you drink, the pairing of these twisted knots of dough and salt have a direct correlation with one another. For example, if you’re someone who prefers domestic beers such as Budweiser and Coors, salt causes slight dehydration, meaning you might just have the instinct to have a few extra to wash everything down. If you’re someone who prefers an IPA, sodium chloride actually works to intensify the flavor of the hops and other ingredients that go into them.
Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Pretzels…What To Drink With Them
If you’re familiar with Boardwalk Food, then you might have sampled our Sriracha Sweet & Spicy pretzels. And because pretzels and beer pair so well together, you might be wondering what pairs best with these salty and spicy morsels of food…well, it’s time to break down the basics and find the best combination.
One of the best beverages to pair with spicy foods is an ice cold lager. This is why many imported beers from Mexico happen to be lagers, and why they’re always served on ice when you decide to partake in a taco Tuesday. Lagers such as Tecate, Corona, and Dos Equis are great with spicy food because they tame the heat without robbing the dishes of their signature flavors.
If you’re someone who loves to walk on the wild side and experience the full assault of spice on your tastebuds, then we recommend an IPA. The bitter hops in beers such as Dogfish Head, Harpoon, and Sierra Nevada intensify the spicy flavors instead of hinder them.
No matter which flavor you savor, there’s a perfect beer to match the perfect pretzel. And our Sriracha Sweet & Spicy pretzels are ideal for any occasion.
Boardwalk Craft Pretzels
Pretzels and beer are the perfect combination. Now, you can enjoy the benefits of both with our craft beer inspired treats. Made with all natural flavors in the USA, they’re too good to turn down. For more information, visit us at boardwalkfoodco.com.