Craft Beer

Pairings to Match Your Favorite Pizza Toppings

For this month’s bar, we delve into the world of craft beers—and asked the founder of The Craft Beer Network for his pairing suggestions. Leftonred Atanycorner (aka Lefty) is not only a well-known craft beer populist, he is also seventh-generation New Yorker—so he knows pizza. His suggestions match craft beers to the toppings.

If your passion is craft beers you can find a schedule of upcoming tastings at: nycbeer.info. You may run into Lefty either photographing or orchestrating.

To complement a meat-centric pizza: go with a smoky beer

– Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout Peated
– Blind Bat Hellsmoke Porter [ NYC ]

To balance a cheese-centric pizza: go with an IPA

– Founders Centennial IPA
– Blue Point Hoptical Illusion IPA [ NYC ]

To complement a veggie-centric pizza: go with a wheat beer

– Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat German-style Hefe
– Bronx Pale Ale [ NYC ]

To contrast a veggie-centric pizza: go with a double IPA

– Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
– Singlecut Beersmiths Billy Full-Stack IIPA [ NYC ]

See more ideas for creating an exciting pizza buffet in 03 Easy Pizza