National Beer Day is observed annually on April 7th. Â Celebrate with a pint of pale ale, lager, stout, wheat beer, or pale ale.
One of the worldâ€™s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. Â It is recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.
Beer is the worldâ€™s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Â Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall.
Cheese & ESB
Weâ€™re drawn to the way a malt-forward beer can create richness with a simple cheese slice. An ESBâ€™s nuttiness is a natural fit with the sliceâ€™s salt while the beerâ€™s soft mouthfeel and sweet caramel push the gooey factor with the cheese. Just enough bitterness washes away the grease, leaving some soft cheese flavor on the tongue.
Pepperoni & black IPA
Pepperoniâ€™s got kick, and alongside a black IPAâ€™s spicy hops and bitter roast, the peppery flavor gets sharper and more defined. The beerâ€™s dark roast also draws out the sausage smokiness, while hop and malt bitterness (the hallmark of this beer style) scrub away grease and prep the palate for another big bite.
Barbecue & rauchbier
Where thereâ€™s barbecue, thereâ€™s smoke: In this â€œbut-of-course!â€ duet, the beerâ€™s campfire wisps bring some authentic grilled flavor to the super sweet, caramelized BBQ sauce, giving even low-budget slices gourmet complexity. Even still, a simple, clean lager finish zips through the mouth and tidies up the palate.
Hawaiian & blonde ale
A classic American blonde ale streams quietly beneath this island-inspired slice, creating fullness in the mouth. The beerâ€™s simple malt sweetness connects with the same sweetness in the ham and pineapple, but tones down the fruitâ€™s acidity. Hop bitterness anchors the pair, and washes it away like a wave receding into the ocean.
Meat lovers & Scotch ale
A forceful, caramel-forward Scotch ale stands up to the impact of multiple meats in one bite: It attracts the sweeter flavors in meat, while toppings like Italian sausage and pepperoni bring spicy and herbal notes that integrate perfectly into the beerâ€™s sturdy malt profile. A wisp of smoke underscores the bite, while smooth alcohol helps to dry out the tongue.
Veggie & IPA
Todayâ€™s IPAs range from resinous pine to juicy pineapple; with a garden-inspired pizza, find one with hops that lean green (think grassy, oniony and catty). Onions and peppers gain crisp definition alongside vegetal hops, while the beerâ€™s bitterness deftly bristles away the oil and cheese, leaving only freshâ€”and deceptively healthyâ€”veggie flavors behind.
So, why not head into any one of our seven locations around Hampton Roads and enjoy a slice with ice cold beer! We have an expanded selection of domestic, import, and locally-brewed craft beers.