Name a better combination than pizza and beer. We'll wait.

There really is nothing better than an ice cold beer with a slice of pizza. Washing down a warm, yeasty crust and savory tomato sauce with a refreshing beer is the perfect ending to a long workday or the best menu to offer when hosting an impromptu get-together. If you're looking to explore the different ways of complementing your pizza toppings with your brewski of choice, give this handy guide a look. 

Pepperoni Pizza — Hoppy beers like Double IPAs are an excellent choice to meld with the spiciness of the pepperoni slices.

Cheese Pizza — For all you fans of a good ol' fashioned cheese pizza, grab a hoppy American Pale Ale or a light Pilsner.

Margherita Pizza — Pale Ales are also a great choice for a fine Neapolitan pie, but try asking for a Belgian witbier to complement the taste of the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

Hawaiian Pizza — While I begrudgingly put this pizza topping on the list, brown ales or fruity lagers are the best options to bring out the sweetness of the pineapple. 

people sharing a pizza with beer

Sausage Pizza — A good meaty pizza goes best with a robust German lager or wheat beer. 

​​​Salad/Veggie Pizza — Ask for a light golden ale when choosing a pizza covered in greens. A vegetable-laden pizza deserves a subtle beer.

BBQ Chicken Pizza — Opt for a stout to jive with the smoky-yet-sweet taste of the barbecue sauce.

White Pizza — If olive oil is your choice over tomato sauce, be sure to not go heavier than a brown ale as it will offset the Mediterranean taste.

What's your favorite beer and pizza combo? Let us know below in the comments!

Not into beer with your pizza? Check out our list of the best wines for pizza!