April 26th is National Pretzel Day ! While there is no defining tradition of this joyous occasion, we felt it fitting that we explain why these delicious treats go so well with beer. If you’ve ever stopped by a bar for a libation, then you might have noticed that pretzels are often served alongside your favorite sudsy beverage. Believe it or not, there are a few good reasons for that.
The salt found in pretzels enhance the flavor that’s found in the hops of certain beers and provides a noticeable contrast in beers that are less hoppy. These include many domestic beers such as Budweiser, PBR and Miller. Sodium chloride (the chemical name for salt) weakens the senses that identify flavors as bitter. Beer goes down easier and appeals to our diminished senses.
What Beer Goes Best with Pretzels?
Pilsner beers are bright, hoppy, and pair the best with pretzels. If you can find a batch that’s of higher quality and softer than the ones sold in bags, you’ll be sure to have a wonderful drinking and snacking experience. If the only option you have for food is a big bowl of pretzels, dig in, enjoy, not just on Nation Pretzel Day, but every day. Keeping a tall, cool, glass of water to wash down the excess salt that you’ll be consuming throughout the evening is also advised. This will also help prevent that pesky hangover in the morning.
Some good combinations to enjoy on Beer and Pretzel Day:
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Salt is a chemical that causes thirst because of Sodium Chloride’s dehydrating properties. Naturally, this means you’ll drink throughout the evening. This is why having some water handy is always a good idea.
Celebrating National Pretzel Day with Boardwalk Foods
By the time you’ve reached the end of this article, you’re most likely got a craving for a cold beverage or a tasty pretzel—probably both. This is the very reason why National Pretzel Day was created. Boardwalk Food Co. offer a complete line of salty snacks inspired by your favorite craft beers. Whether you enjoy an IPA, stout, or pilsner, your favorite sudsy drinks now have snacks made in their image. Head on over to https://boardwalkfoodco.com/ and get ready to chow down. Happy National Pretzel Day!