PorchDrinking Writers Discuss Their Favorite Snacks (with Beer)
Did you know February was national snack month? But, let’s be honest and admit that every month is snack month for beer drinkers. So, we will not be boxed in by some arbitrary month. Now that it is March, we will rebel and celebrate it now, and we will celebrate it forever. I think it was Aristotle who said, “All people by nature desire snacks.” (Source: various fancy-looking memes on Google Images, which I’m sure are accurate.)
Who among us hasn’t gotten the munchies when sipping a beer? So, I asked a few PorchDrinking writers about their favorite snack to pair with beer and decided to post the results of that (highly scientific) conversation. How would one go with your friends? What’s your favorite snack? Let us know.
“Hi PorchDrinkers. Let’s talk snacks. When you are having a beer (or a few), what is your snack of choice?”
Yeah , cheese & charcuterie.. I’m a bougie.
Constance Del Rio
Oh, I should put mine: Chex Mix. Bold, baby.
Meat, cheese and Ritz crackers
Is “meat” a snack?
Wait, is Pizza a snack?
Popcorn, pretzels, peanuts or chips.
Okay. So, that’s a “Yes,” for Justin.
Peanut butter stuffed pretzels. My dad used to eat a lot of dried squid and Budweiser. Can we put dried squid in this roundup, Mathew?
You bet! But, Ewwwww on both counts.
Wow Chea, I feel uneducated about dried multi-appendages-style of seafood.
Chea,I used to live in Korea and movie theater dried squid was the best!
But now a days I want carrots and hummus with beer to pretend I’m hydrating.
Ha. Good call.
Constance Del Rio
Can I also add salami?!
You bet. Plus, I think you just did. We are live (and hungry).
Constance Del Rio
Then salami, goat cheese Brie, and popcorn is my final answer. I didn’t want to be the only bougie.
Well, I mean, if we are going to pick more than one..it’s Chex Mix, pizza, popcorn, and cheese & crackers for me. All of them. Also Cheetos!
Chips! And/or charcuterie. Or fries!
Wow. It took a while for someone to say fries. That amazes me:
Had to do it. I’m also surprised no one mentioned it prior,
Chips & Salsa
Well, it’s about time. Now we have fries AND Chips & Salsa.
It depends on how many beers. Pretty much anything queso though. Chips n’ queso… Whatever’s on my plate and not already dipped in queso.
If you’ve never been alone at home, ran out of chips, and didn’t at least consider the ol’ “fingertip scrape around the bowl” for queso you’re lying to yourself.
I’m a fan of pretzels and a good beer mustard!
Ooh. Yes. a nice pretzel & mustard entry!
It has to be cheese.
I’ve had the beer-cheese pairing at Brouwerij ‘t IJ in Amsterdam where they recycle spent grain for cows and then use the cows milk to make the cheese – full circle!
And it’s the best cheese-beer pairing I’ve ever had.
Cheers to that!
Only the finest caviar.
Uh huh. Lol.
I wonder what beer pairs with (the finest) caviar, though.
Another vote for cheese!
Well, cheese may be the most popular response here, but I think I found something even better.
Add a little meat to your Monday with our Bacon Grenades. Beer battered beef & pork meatballs wrapped in bacon! Pair it with your favorite craft beer #Cheers #DinnerisServed #EatDrinkDoChi pic.twitter.com/oWc3aJD1XP
— Kaiser Tiger (@KaiserTigerChic) January 14, 2019
There you have it. Do you disagree? Do you agree? Do you have something to add. Let us know. Snacks are not for arguing, they are for sharing. Snacks bring peace to the world. (I mean, who could be angry when snacking?)