Pizza Flavored Beer

Pizza Flavored BeerI came across this Mama Mia! Pizza Beer in the Sprecher Brewery gift shop and just couldn’t resist buying a bottle to try. The beer (invented by a husband and wife in their home brewery, but bottled by Sprecher) is flavored with oregano, basil, tomato and garlic. Although it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be it really wasn’t all that great either, and I’ll tell you why.

The creators of Pizza Beer state that their goal was “to create a beer that would pair with a wide variety of foods, especially pizza.” You know the taste you have in your mouth a couple minutes after you’ve finished eating a slice of pizza? That’s sort of what this beer tastes like. The reason pizza and beer go so well together though is because they compliment each other. No one wants to take a bite of pizza and then wash it down with a beer that tastes similar to what they just ate. It would be like eating Thanksgiving dinner and then washing it down with a glass of gravy. It just doesn’t make sense.

This beer would actually be a lot better if you drank it without eating pizza at the same time, but if you’re going to be drinking something that leaves the taste of pizza in your mouth you might as well just eat some pizza and drink a beer you actually like instead.

2 Comments on Pizza Flavored Beer

  1. Elizabeth
    August 1, 2011 at 11:10 am (13 years ago)

    I’d have to disagree with the gravy comment… I could wash anything down with a swig of gravy… YUM.

  2. Ryan J Herle
    September 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm (12 years ago)

    A former friend and I tried to “try” this beer when those responsible for this crime against humanity were handing out “free” samples; I say “free” with “quotation marks” because there is nothing truly “free” in life.

    In this instance, the cost was the ability to taste actual GOOD beer for several hours…

    Now here’s the scenario; I am offered a paper cup with “pizza beer” in it; being a fan of Ale’s, lagers, Porters, IPA’s, Stouts – in fact, if its REAL BEER (not piss-yellow tap water with carbonation, such as from Buttwiper or Miller) I like it – especially those Kraut Wheat Beers…

    Anyway, upon smelling it I wished to vomit; in fact I gagged a wee-bit – having had 4 children, and having changed countless diapers, I like to think I have a strong stomach and tolerance for terrible odor.. such as the time when my eldest was ill after eating some of the dogs food washed down with water from the toilet bowl..

    Anyway, I gagged; the “lady” ensured me it “tastes wonderful,” apparently even though the odor was enough to make a billy-goat puke.

    I assure you, it DID NOT taste wonderful, unless by “wonderful” you mean “pour this shit out in front of your house and the Jehovah’s Witnesses won’t knock on your door.”

    If that was her meaning, well, then I agree.

    But to the point; I was unable to swallow, and I returned the liquid into the paper sample cup, and deposited it in the trash directly in front of the sampling table…

    The gal actually had the gall to say to me, “Now, wasn’t that good?”

    No, it was not good.


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