Beer & Pizza: What's your favorite?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by BladeRunner, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    If you are ever sitting at home thinking, "What is the best beer to drink with [insert anything]?"...the answer is always GUEUZE!!
  2. LilBilly666

    LilBilly666 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2012 Georgia

    I usually like either an IPA or a nice Pale Ale.
  3. tviz33

    tviz33 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 New York
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    No particular beer, but an IPA is definitely the style I'd go with. Something about the sauce just seems perfect and so complimentary to the hops.
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  4. ColonelCash

    ColonelCash Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2011 Tennessee

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  5. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (1,500) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Favorite beer with pizza? Great Lakes Eliot Ness.
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  6. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (174) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

  7. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (847) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I had an Alaskan Stout with my Tombstone Supreme pizza last night and it was pretty dang good. Both tasted better. Im not really a fan of IPA's or Pale Ale's with food so I usually stay away from those when eating.
  8. MileHighShooter

    MileHighShooter Initiate (154) Nov 23, 2010 Colorado

    Standard pie? Pils/Pale/IPA work best for me. Now some of the more gourmet type pizzas...depends on the topping. If I can, I like JP beers with stuff like feta, spinach or gorgonzola on the pizza. A little bit of funk goes nicely with non-typical flavors.
  9. mltobin

    mltobin Poo-Bah (1,566) Apr 1, 2007 Connecticut
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    Most often, it will be an easily accessible IPA like Sea Hag. It could also be an old standby such as Brooklyn Lager. Pizza is not a food that I am going to linger over for a long time while eating. So, I find these beers, both in terms of flavor and not super-high ABVs make sense for the pairing.
  10. uawildcat

    uawildcat Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2011 Nebraska

    Best pairing with any pizza would be a Nitro Left Hand Milk Stout hands down. There is no beating the flavor combination, period.
  11. Hoptometrist

    Hoptometrist Meyvn (1,033) Mar 19, 2011 Ohio

    Prima Pils!
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  12. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    Pizza without beer is a waste of a good pie.

    IPA, lagers, pale ales go great.
  13. StoutChaser7D

    StoutChaser7D Initiate (171) Nov 16, 2012 California

    Hard to beat SN Celebration. Out of Cele season probably SNPA or Mirrior Pond.
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  14. MammothBrew

    MammothBrew Initiate (0) May 13, 2011 Illinois

    I agree with most here. IPA or lager. I don't typically buy lagers but if I have some in my fridge I save it for pizza or some sort of fried food.
  15. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    How about a hoppy pale ale or a Flower Power....CHEERS
  16. diamondc

    diamondc Zealot (582) May 30, 2006 Texas

    Mine is Arrogant Bastard. Although almost any mildly assertive hoppy beer will do :sunglasses:
  17. 311kevin

    311kevin Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 New Jersey

    Pizza goes with any style. Seriously, try them all. They all work. When I'm eating pizza, I reach for whatever kind of beer I'm in the mood for.
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  18. BlowstotheBody

    BlowstotheBody Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Florida

    Highland Gaelic Ale. I tend to agree with whoever posted before saying reds/ambers are the way to go.
  19. gibby

    gibby Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2008 Pennsylvania

    2 hearted, racer 5 or flower power b/c I usually have some sort of hot sauce on the place to dip the pizza into.
  20. pjbear05

    pjbear05 Initiate (195) May 28, 2008 Florida

    I make a lot of scratch pizza at home, Detroit Style mainly, and I load 'em up, so with all that I keep it clean and simple, usually a session lager or pils.
  21. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    What's a Detroit style pizza?
  22. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Excellent question. I am in the same county as Detroit and am totaly baffled.
  23. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (473) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    I was curious so I looked it up.

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  24. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    All this time I just thought you could get round or square. Guess it was more complicated than that.

    On topic, I like Sucks with pizza.
  25. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2011 New York

    Usually some sort of pale ale, or maybe a Belgian style or IPA. Whomever said Rare Vos was spot on.

    However, I quite like a nice Spanish or Italian red, though, too, or maybe a South American Carmenere or a California Zinfandel. My former boss says that's wrong. He's Italian and says beer goes with pizza, but he drinks Heineken, so AFAIC he's wrong.
  26. Mohican88

    Mohican88 Initiate (194) Jan 20, 2010 Ohio
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    Pales and Pilsners always go well with pizza, and I've always had a fondness for Schwarzbiers. While in college I made plenty of pizza and really enjoyed Magic Hat Howl or Saranac Black Forest with it.
  27. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (473) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    That would probably be my first choice. Amber Lagers go great with pizza, as do Amber Ales.
  28. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

  29. pjbear05

    pjbear05 Initiate (195) May 28, 2008 Florida

    It may be "parts pans", but they are basically a black steel pan that has been seasoned (coated with cooking oil and baked.) Detroit style is synonymous with two bars on Detroit's east side in the forefront of it all, Buddy's Pizza and Shields Pizza.

    In a true Detroit style, the bottom and sides of the pan are oiled, or better yet buttered, and the dough is put in. The pan then goes into a "proof box" and the dough is allowed to rise. Pizza is then put together- toppings, Wisconsin Brick Cheese to the edges of the pan( the idea is Brick holds up to the heat better than Mozzarella) and red sauce last before being baked. The pizza bakes up with a crust that is crunchy on the bottom, but beady like in the middle, with a brown rim of crisped cheese.

    Most people aren't neutral about Detroit style, either they love them or hate them. I love 'em, and will probably put one together for the game Sunday.
  30. masshlx

    masshlx Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2003 Massachusetts

    Haven't had pizza out of my house in a while, homemade dough, fresh diced tomatoes and mozzarella, touch of basil and olive oil with a Berkley IPA.
  31. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (245) Jul 12, 2012 California

    had a Tank 7 yesterday with some nice pizza for lunch and it was pretty great.
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  32. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,229) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I made a home made pizza on my BGE the other week.. Smoked BBQ chicken with onions and cilantro, and paired it with a Hopslam, and a Heady Topper, and I'll say that was one of the better beer/pizza dinners I've had.
  33. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    I could go with the usual pils or pale ale, but I actually prefer saisons. Crisp, dry, earthy, raw. The spice pairs really well with the sauce. The funk pairs really well with the slight earthiness of the cheese and the crust if made with wheat or something other than white flour.
  34. wiscotim

    wiscotim Initiate (155) Jun 13, 2013 Wisconsin

    What is your favorite beer to pair with za?
  35. HeelsandEers

    HeelsandEers Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2013 West Virginia

  36. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    I actually thought this stuff was ok
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  37. HeelsandEers

    HeelsandEers Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2013 West Virginia

    I think you're alone on that one :grinning:
  38. Bosoxfan20

    Bosoxfan20 Savant (971) Feb 6, 2013 Missouri
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    I like my pizza's spicy, so I prefer an IPA...the bitterness does a fantastic job of cutting through the spice. A farmhouse ale with a lighter, thin crust basil pizza. Roasty porter like Cutthroat or Black Butte with a meatlovers type of pizza. But you can't really go wrong + beer = heaven
  39. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Aspirant (274) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Yuengling no doubt
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  40. HarryPotHead

    HarryPotHead Aspirant (281) Aug 21, 2012 Maryland

    PBR....something about pizza and drinking cheap adjunct lagers! [ii]D
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