Beer and Pretzel Review: Legends and Lore (St. Boniface Brewing Company) and Garlic Parm Pretzels (

Beer and Pretzel Review: Legends and Lore (St. Boniface Brewing Company) and Garlic Parm Pretzels (

Legends and Lore by St. Boniface Brewing Company (with Garlic Parm Pretzels by

A Good Drinking Night

If you are reading this, odds are you aren’t a stranger to some good drinking nights.  I mean the kind of nights you slightly regret in the morning.  It’s funny I start off my next blog post following the non – alcoholic one last week but, I gotta keep ya on your toes. I digress.  There are 2 things I keep in mind when I know I might be imbibing on lots of yummy beer.  1)  Hydrate heavily before an during and  2)  Eat food.  Never, ever, ever, ever drinking on an empty stomach.

I feel like I am forever in search of the perfect foods to match my drink of choice for the evening.  If you appreciate the craft of a small craft brewery you might consider appreciating small batches of tasty pretzels to pair perfectly with your craft beer.  Don’t get me wrong, these would rock with a cocktail or glass of wine.  But micro batches of pretzels are the perfect compliment for some craft beers. 


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The best part of all is they have savory and sweet options.  I have a sweet tooth, so a snack company that keeps in mind both savory and sweet has me sold in a heartbeat.  I started off my first pairing with the Garlic Parm pretzels and grabbed a Legends and Lore from St. Boniface out of the fridge.  This was a large mix of flavors.  Don’t come at me, I don’t pretend to be knowledgeable on pairing options, but I am open to suggestions. 

Beer Review: Legends and Lore (St. Boniface Brewing Company)

Legends and Lore by St. Boniface Brewing Company

Beer: Legends and Lore
Brewery: St. Boniface Brewing Company
Style: Stout – Milk / Sweet
ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 39
Untappd Description: Legend has it that our chai tea milk stout is the perfect cold weather beverage. Roasted barley, black malt, and chocolate malt contribute the dark color and unsweetened chocolate flavors, and lactose provides some body and creamy mouthfeel. Ten gallons of chai tea concentrate were added during the boil, and this layers cinnamon, clove, allspice, and faint notes of honey on top of the dark beer base. Clocking in at a perfectly quaffable 4.5% ABV, Legends and Lore is sure to warm the soul on cold fall and winter evenings.
Global Average Rating: 3.64 (as of 4.2.23)

For me a beer always seems to disappear quicker as you are enjoying it with some food.  The Legends and Lore went down way to fast.  At 4.5% ABV it wasn’t a rough one and I appreciated not being obliterated by a high ABV beer to start off my evening.  I had this one back in December and it was a perfect beer for a cold winter night.  Legends and Lore is a chai tea milk stout.  I was a bit nervous to combine those flavors with a garlic parm pretzel snack but I am an adventurous type of gal.  I was not disappointed.  The chai flavors were there but because it is a milk stout has a creaminess to it that calms the cinnamon flavor down.

Garlic Parm Pretzels

A close up of Garlic Parm Pretzels by

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Now let’s talk about these garlic parm pretzels.  It wasn’t the kind of garlic snack that you had to be overly embarrassed about garlic breath fears.  This was a buttery garlic parm they also go down way to easy.  The combo of these two flavors seemed to work out.  Don’t be afraid to be adventurous when trying combo flavors.  Stay tuned for more of my pairing combos and I look forward hearing about flavor recommendations from our readers too. 

Closing Out

This is Amy’s second weekly Sunday article as she continues to write her ‘column’ like posts here for The Beer Thrillers. Today’s been a bit of a busy day. Yesterday was WrestleMania Night 1, where Ben spent the evening with his friends from his last job (at the Casino), and now is WrestleMania Night 2. Earlier today we did Scarlet’s first fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Walked the neighborhood with her, and stopped at Breski’s Beverages to grab a few four packs.

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While Ben took care of Scarlet (watching A Princess and the Frog before getting her to sleep and starting WrestleMania) with the Phillies vs. Texans on his phone, Amy got to relax and write this article, while sipping on this fantastic Other Half beer. (Hopefully the Gusto Phillies beer glass helps them finally get a win this season. The Flyers are getting trashed by the Penquins, so that’s just a loss there.)

Thank you for reading!

Drink more beer.
And Eat more pretzels!
– Amy

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– Amy

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