It’s a festive occasion, beach day, game day, unwind-after-work o’clock. Each occasion ushers in the perfect time to crack open a cold one. What are you drinking? For us, it often depends on the snack in our hand. Beer’s carbonation and refreshing edge complements crunchy, salty treats, and these Southern-made snacks are breezy, no-brainer matches to round out the experience.
Queen City Crunch Pretzels + Lager
Oysters XO + Stout
A favorite snack amongst TLP’s staff, little beats cracking open a fresh, briny oyster. Easy to eat–particularly when standing around outdoors–oysters are a quick, low-calorie, high-protein treat that pair beautifully with a smooth stout. The beer’s naturally lower bitterness, particularly for English and Irish styles, prevents them from overwhelming oysters’ delicate flavor. If you feel discerning, try to get your hands on an oyster stout—a beer brewed with oyster shells in order to enhance clarity.
Lowcountry Pimento Cheese Kettle Chips + Belgian Sour
Cut through the cheesy flavors of these Lowcountry Kettle Chips with a fruited sour beer. Many sours’ spiced notes make them an easy choice to compliment the gentle heat in these chips. However, the sour, sweeter side delightfully contrasts with the salty chips. also have enough sweetness to contrast the salty chips.