Bell’s Brewery is teaming up with restaurants and bars across the country to celebrate two things everyone loves — pizza and beer. This virtual celebration will coincide with National Pizza Party Day, at 7 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 15, 2020. Bell’s Pizzapalooza will be a live guided beer tasting hosted by Bell’s streamed live on the brewery’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Four different and unique pizzas and how they each pair with a different Bell’s beer will be featured.
“This event combines two things that should be readily available no matter where you live. Comfort food meets delicious beer in a way that will hopefully help people feel a little connected, something we’re all looking for these days, and help support nearby restaurants and bars,” Larry Bell, president and Founder of Bell’s Brewery said.
The featured beers are Bell’s Official Hazy IPA (6.4 percent ABV), Light Hearted (3.7 percent ABV), Porter (5.6 percent ABV) and Lager of the Lakes (5 percent ABV). All are available year-round and widely available throughout Bell’s distribution footprint. Bars and restaurants across the country are participating with a special quad pizza with the pairings. Additional details will be posted at bellsbeer.com.
Short on supplies or can’t order a pizza? Can’t find the exact beers, just their styles? Everyone (21 and up) is invited and welcome to join Bell’s and others to learn about how pizza and beer work together!
Here are the full pairings for the pizza party:
- Light Hearted Ale with a chicken, bacon and ranch pizza or a seafood and citrus pizza.
- Official Hazy IPA with hot Hawaiian pizza or a pizza with goat cheese, hot pepper and peach.
- Porter with sweet sausage crumbles and mushroom pizza or a pizza with peppers.
- Lager of the Lakes with a Margherita pizza or a pizza with prosciutto and arugula.
Picky eater pairings/DIY
Don’t like to have a complex pizza or ordering one to share with some picky eaters? Here’s a list of alternative pairings:
- Light Hearted with a pepperoni pizza.
- Official Hazy IPA with a ham pizza.
- Porter with a sausage and mushroom pizza.
- Lager of the Lakes with a classic cheese pizza.
The pizza party host
Jacki Hannon, is a self-proclaimed beer nerd and lover of the culinary arts. The daughter of two bartenders, she brings almost 25 years of experience working in the hospitality industry at independent restaurants along with regional and national chains. As Bell’s on-premise key accounts manager for the northern U.S., she continues that journey helping to prove that: “Beer is delightful and food is delicious, but together they are epic!”