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Pairing Beer With Takis 2024

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Here at Brostrick our editors already covered a bunch of fun beer and snack pairings, but we got a funny email asking us to pair a specific snack; Takis.   

In case you’re unaware, Takis are the super popular snack that most tweens and teens are obsessed with that have made their way into the adult world thanks to their intense flavors, crunchy texture, and pretty addictive magical powers.  Sure we don’t love that red/orange Taki dust that’s left all over our fingers and, at times, our clothes (couch, pants, shirt, hair, and dog) but they’re still pretty amazing.

Whether you enjoy the fiery heat of Fuego or the zesty tang of Nitro, there’s a beer that can complement and balance these bold tastes. So let’s pair up some beers with some of the most current popular Taki flavors (so far).

Beers That Go With Takis

Takis Fuego + Hazy IPA

Takis Fuego are famous for their intense heat and tangy lime flavor. A Hazy IPA, with its juicy, tropical fruit notes and softer bitterness, provides a refreshing contrast to the spiciness of Takis Fuego. The hop aroma and slight sweetness from the malt balance the heat and add complexity to the snack.

Specific Beer Recommendations: 

  • Hazy IPA: New England IPA by Tree House Brewing (USA) – Known for its juicy, tropical flavors and balanced bitterness, it enhances the lime and heat of Takis Fuego.

  • Hazy IPA: Hazy Little Thing by Sierra Nevada (USA) – Offers a juicy, fruity profile with a smooth finish, complementing the spicy tanginess of the snack.

Takis Nitro + American Pale Ale (APA)

Takis Nitro feature a blend of habanero and lime, creating a fiery and tangy experience. An American Pale Ale, with its moderate hop bitterness and citrusy notes, pairs well with the intense flavors of Takis Nitro. The beer’s crispness helps to cleanse the palate, making the heat more manageable.

Specific Beer Recommendations: 

  • APA: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (USA) – Offers a balanced hop character with citrusy notes that enhance the tangy lime and spicy habanero.

  • APA: Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale (USA) – Known for its balanced malt and hop profile, it provides a refreshing contrast to the heat of Takis Nitro.

Takis Blue Heat + Belgian Witbier

Takis Blue Heat delivers a unique blend of spicy and tangy flavors with an intriguing blue color. A Belgian Witbier, with its light, citrusy, and slightly spicy notes, pairs beautifully with the bold flavors of Takis Blue Heat. The beer’s refreshing character helps to balance the intense heat.

Specific Beer Recommendations: 

  • Belgian Witbier: Hoegaarden (Belgium) – Offers a light, citrusy profile with hints of coriander, complementing the spicy tanginess of Takis Blue Heat.

  • Belgian Witbier: Allagash White (USA) – Known for its hints of coriander and orange peel, it enhances the bold flavors of the snack.

Takis Wild + A Pilsner

Takis Wild are known for their hot chili pepper and lime flavors, which are intense and tangy. A Pilsner, with its light, crisp, and slightly bitter profile, provides a refreshing balance to the bold flavors of Takis Wild. The beer’s high carbonation helps cleanse the palate, making each bite enjoyable.

Specific Beer Recommendations: 

  • Pilsner: Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic) – The original Pilsner with a balanced bitterness and crisp finish, it enhances the chili and lime flavors of Takis Wild.

  • Pilsner: Victory Prima Pils (USA) – Known for its floral and herbal hop character, it pairs well with the tangy heat of the snack.

Takis Crunchy Fajitas + Amber Ale

Takis Crunchy Fajitas offer a blend of savory and spicy flavors reminiscent of fajita seasoning. An Amber Ale, with its toasty, caramel malt profile, complements the savory spices and provides a balanced sweetness. The beer’s medium body and balanced bitterness enhance the overall taste experience.

Specific Beer Recommendations: 

  • Amber Ale: Bell’s Amber Ale (USA) – Known for its balanced malt character and toasty flavors, it pairs well with the savory spices of Takis Crunchy Fajitas.

  • Amber Ale: Fat Tire Amber Ale (USA) – Offers a smooth, biscuity malt profile with a hint of sweetness, enhancing the flavor of the snack.

Takis Guacamole + Session IPA

Takis Guacamole provide a unique blend of creamy, tangy, and spicy flavors. A Session IPA, with its light, hoppy, and slightly citrusy profile, pairs well with the guacamole flavor. The beer’s higher carbonation helps cleanse the palate, while the hops provide a refreshing contrast to the creamy spiciness of the snack.

Specific Beer Recommendations: 

  • Session IPA: Founders All Day IPA (USA) – Offers a balanced hop profile perfect for snacking, enhancing the tangy guacamole flavors.

  • Session IPA: Lagunitas DayTime IPA (USA) – Known for its refreshing, hoppy character, it pairs well with the creamy goodness of Takis Guacamole.

Let's Call It a Day

If you made it this far, congrats to you!  Pairing beer with Takis can elevate your snacking experience, balancing the bold, spicy, and tangy flavors of the chips with the refreshing, complex profiles of various beers. Whether you’re enjoying the fiery heat of Takis Fuego or the unique blend of Takis Guacamole, there’s a beer out there that’s perfect for bringing it all to the next level.  Don’t forget to wash your hands after.