What Local Beer To Pair With Your Pizza

There is nothing better than getting together with a group of friends for a pizza and some quality beer. Only recently has pairing craft beer with great cuisine become a popular social trend within the local food community. For this reason, My Pie Pizza makes sure that their beers on rotation are not only delicious but locally sourced. We believe in supporting our local community while enjoying a taste of Arizona’s local flavor. Check out our suggested beer and pizza pairings below to help you choose what to order during your next visit to My Pie Pizza.

Uncle Bear’s Fence Jumper Golden Ale

This golden ale is brewed by Uncle Bear’s Brewery in Ahwatukee, Arizona. This light colored craft beer is Uncle Bear’s version of a light cream ale. When brewing this beer, Uncle Bear uses oats and Vienna malt to make the most refreshing beer possible. We think the perfect pizza to compliment this craft beer is the Angry Bird. This pizza contains hormone-free spicy chicken, red onions, mozzarella cheese, gorgonzola, red onions, barbecue sauce, and a light ranch drizzle. The richness of this pizza is a great contrast against the light cream taste of this beer. The mild hops and the carbonation also help lift the flavors and cleanse the palate for the next bite.

Grand Canyon American Pilsner

This Pilsner style beer is brewed by Grand Canyon Brewing Company in Williams, Arizona. It is a Bohemian style lager with German Pilsner. It contains Vienna and Munich malts, which are balanced out with Sapphire and Czech Saaz hops. Grand Canyon American Pilsner is lagered for at least 45 days, giving it a crisp, delicious taste. This is a simple, delicious beer, therefore, a simple, delicious pizza is in order. The NY Roni, which contains pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and pizza sauce is the perfect choice, where the crisp pilsner helps cut down the spiciness from the pepperoni.

San Tan Devils Ale

This American Pale Ale is brewed by the San Tan Brewing Company in Chandler, Arizona. This beer is San Tan’s flagship brew, and is deep maroon in color. Due to the Cascade and Centennial hops used, it has a delicious citric hop characteristic. It’s caramel malt flavor makes it a delicious and unique craft beer. This beer goes great with pork products, making the Hot Hawaiian an excellent choice. It contains ham, pineapple, mozzarella, pizza sauce, and a bit of jalapeno gives it a kick. This beer provides a balance that compliments the sweet and heavy flavors of the pizza without overpowering one another.

San Tan Hop Shock IPA

San Tan Hop Shock IPA is an India pale ale also brewed by the San Tan Brewing Company. The traditional English Ale was redefined using citrus and pine hops, deriving an intense bitterness. This beer has a dry, crisp tasting malt profile, which pairs great with several styles of pizzas. My Uncle Nicky, which contains meatballs, mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses, with a light marinara sauce goes great with this craft beer. The hops lift any heavy flavors from the palate and get you ready for the next bite.

Like pairing cheese with wine, there’s something indescribable about the marriage of refreshing beer and hot pizza. And when you combine the proper pizza and beer together, you can be sure to have a perfect dining experience.  My Pie Pizza has unlimited topping combinations as well as a revolving craft beer list that will please just about anyone’s taste buds, so come visit us in Phoenix and let us know your favorite pizza and beer pairing.

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