THE PERFECT PAIRINGS
Knotty Pretzels® takes our designation as “The Official Pretzel of Beer®” seriously. Our culinary experts have been hard at work pairing Knotty Pretzels’ unique flavor profiles with beers from across the globe to identify the perfect pairings.
Finally, the hard work is done, and the results are in. It’s time for you to kick back, take your time and try them all! You’re going to love the journey discovering your favorite pairings. And when you come up for air, share your favorites at #Let’sGetKnotty!
The prominent malted sweetness and almost caramel-like flavors of an Amber Ale contrast the Buffalo spice notes of the Hot Wings for a sweet and spicy one-two punch. The overall toasted malt flavor enhances the yeast flavors of classic pretzels.
Crisp and clean properties of a classic American Lager go far in this timeless pairing to keep your palate cleansed, cool and coming back for more spiced Hot Wing flavor! The mild grain sweetness enhances the butter-rich flavor of the craveable pretzels.
The XL-sized hoppy bitterness that a Double IPA delivers is bold enough to stand up to the funky dairy and peppery spice notes coming from the Hot Wing Pretzels for a nice complement. The floral aroma and very slight malty sweetness are enough to contrast the spice notes, allowing for this bold beer to stand up to the flavorful Hot Wings Pretzels for a great pairing.
Big and bold coffee flavor present in the Stout enhances the balanced smoky/sweet profile of these pretzels. A slight bitter note of the beer contrasts the subtle brown sugar notes of this savory sweet snack for a delectable pairing.
The nutty, sweet flavors of a Brown Ale offer a complexity of unique flavors that complements the smoky/sweet-dominated profiles of the BBQ-flavored pretzels. The mild effervescence allows the BBQ flavors to pop and work in harmony with this pairing.
The iconic malty caramel-like flavors of a Dark Lager do a fantastic job at enhancing the brown sugar sweetness of the BBQ flavors in the pretzel while the overall smooth finish complements the hints of BBQ smoke.
The subtle yeast and wheat aromas of a Belgian-Style Wheat Beer enhance the yeast flavors of the savory, buttery pretzels. The crisp, citrus-forward palate of this beer paired with the tangy lime notes of the Chile Lime pretzel highlights the bright flavors while taming the building heat of the chile seasoning.
The fresh prominent flavor profiles of a hops-and-citrus-forward Mexican-Style Lager enhance the bright and bold Chile Lime profiles of the pretzels. The subtle malty characteristics of this refreshing lager offer just the right amount of sweetness to stand up to the big spice and tangy lime of this delicious bar snack.
To accentuate the spice characteristics of the pretzels, opt for a craft IPA. The bitterness of a hops-forward beer tends to complement spice, and the punchy carbonation can serve to cleanse the palate in between bites.
The rich body that oatmeal lends in an Oatmeal Stout enhances the buttery rich flavors of the cinnamon roll pretzel. The toasted malt notes complement the baked cinnamon roll spice flavors.
The complex bready malt characters in a German-Style Maiboch complement the baking spice flavors evident in the cinnamon roll pretzels. On the other hand, the high carbonation and balanced hoppy profiles contrast the richness of the buttery-roll notes for a balance in this unique beer and pretzel pairing.
Noticeable malty sweetness coming from a Belgian-Style Tripel enhances the sweet brown sugar and subtle orange notes of the cinnamon roll pretzels. The complex yeast aroma and flavor complement the classic pretzel yeast notes. While a lighter beer, it remains approachable for many palates.
The subtle deep honey flavors of the Honey Mustard profile are brought out and enhanced by the very light but fruity aromas and touch of sweetness of a Belgian-Style Saison while the cold, crisp finish helps to slice through the bold mustard punch of the pretzel to keep you coming back for more!
The light and refreshingly crisp characteristics of a German Hefeweizen cuts through the sharp mustard notes, acting as the ultimate palate cleanser. All the while, the fruit and spice elements contrast the pungent mustard flavor for a nice, balanced pairing fit for any occasion.
The fruity/floral hop-forward aroma and flavor of an IPA enhance the subtle honey seasoning on the pretzels while the bitter notes of the beer complement the zesty punch of the strong mustard profile. The overall effervescence and lighter body allow this beer to clean the palate in between bites.
MOM MOM’S ORIGINAL SAVORY ITALIAN
The slight bitterness of a Pale Ale complements the garlic and onion flavors of these pretzels. The hops present in this ale stand up great against the zesty flavors as well as act as a great palate cleanser while eating.
The refreshing and slightly sweet citrus notes of a Belgian Wheat Beer round out the savory Italian flavors of the pretzels, adding another dimension of flavor. The overall lighter body enhances the bold flavor of Zesty Italian and allows it to shine.
The powerful yet balanced bready yeast flavor of a German-Style Kolsch enhances the classic yeast flavor of the crunchy pretzels while the crisp, light finish of the beer cleans the palate and balances the onion- and garlic-dominated profile of the Zesty Italian Pretzels.
BELGIAN WHEAT BEER
SMOKY CHEDDAR BACON
The full body of a Milk Stout beer complements the full-throttle bold flavors of the smoky cheddar bacon while the subtle dairy sweetness enhances the dairy notes of the sharp cheddar.
The clean, crisp and refreshing effervescence of a Pilsner is contrasting to the rich, sharp cheddar notes, offering the ultimate palate cleanser. Balanced flavors of hops and malty sweetness complement the prominent savory bacon notes.
The smoky nose and deep campfire notes of a Smoked Porter enhance the smokiness of the smoky cheddar bacon pretzels. The subtly savory and slightly bitter notes of dark chocolate and coffee from the beer complement the overall savory bacon and cheddar profiles of the pretzels.