Why Does Beer Pair So Well With Cheese Pizza?

At your favorite Italian restaurant in Bloomington, what do you picture yourself enjoying when you sit down at your table? Sure, there’s a perfect wine and pasta atmosphere, but that’s not all we offer at Bucceto’s! Whether you’re hanging out with friends, or keeping it casual with the family, we’ve got another classic pairing you’re sure to love – cold beer and a cheese pizza! It’s the ultimate comfort meal to round out the week, but just how did it get to be this way?

 

Why Does Beer Pair So Well With Cheese Pizza?

Cold beer and a cheese pizza isn’t a classic pairing for no reason, and a few of the very specific reasons these two go so well together at our Italian restaurant in Bloomington are:

 

  • A light ale will never get in the way – With all the different beer options out there (and all the options we offer at Bucceto’s) you’re going to have a different experience depending on the beer you choose. We love a good pale ale when pairing with one of our plain cheese pizzas, and for good reason. A light pale ale, like Stella Artois, has a lighter malt profile, which is just enough to add a new flavor element but never too much that it gets in the way. The result? You can taste every note in the beer, and you’ll taste every note in the pizza. These two never compete; they simply work in harmony together!
  • Hops and tomato sauce create balance – In a lighter ale, you’ll get just a slight bitter note from the hops used in the brew. In our wholesome pizza sauce, you get just a touch of sweetness from the fresh tomato on our pies. When they work together, you get to enjoy a perfectly balanced bittersweet flavor profile that delivers bite after bite.
  • A crisp palate cleanse – Pizza isn’t a light food. You have salt, fat, grease, sauce – a lot of robust flavors working together. A cold, crisp, pale ale with hoppy notes is the perfect palate cleanser. It cuts the fat in the cheese, balances out the sauce, and washes away lingering flavors in the mouth so every bite is as defined and delicious as the first.

When it comes to cheese pizza, we have just what you’re looking for at our Italian restaurant in Bloomington. If you want the most out of your next pie, order yours with a cold beer during your next trip to Bucceto’s!