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Firestone Walker

Firestone Walker did not scoop the Best Mid-Size Brewery award at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) out of luck or anything of the sort. As a matter of fact, it is an honor most breweries crave seeing that it is among the highest. That is not the only award this revered brewery has bagged; Firestone Walker also has collected an award under the same name on the global stage at the World Beer Cup for four times in three years. All beer lovers know that it is quality rather than quantity that provides that smooth sensational feeling elicited by well-brewed beer.

Unlike many other beers that focus on an individual brand, Firestone Walker boasts of five brews, which I must admit will give you a tough choice when trying to settle on one brand. Enjoy any of these brands at your home on a sunny afternoon with barbecue and friends. Also, you have it out with pizza; nothing compliments the crunchy seasoned taste of pizza more than a cold Firestone Walker fresh out the fridge.

So what makes Firestone Walker the ideal beer for you? Let’s look at some of its brands.

Double Barrel Ale

Commonly known as DBA, this beer was the first to be manufactured by Firestone Walker. It has collected the GABF award once (2012) as well as numerous other medals over the years since its invention. Seeing that it was the first brew from the company, it is a good idea to try it as your first beer from Firestone if you haven’t tasted these beauties. This brew is fermented in oak barrels and mixed with beer fermented in stainless steel barrels to give a pale British flavor to your taste buds.

Easy Jack

This 4.5 % ABV beer is dry-hopped with Mosaic, Halltertau Melon, and Bavarian Mandarina to elicit a citrus whiff that compliments its natural flavor. It was the first beer from Firestone Walker to be introduced into the IPA trend and has fared very well in that regard considering its flavor sounds different from most IPA’s on the market.

Parabola

Parabola is a Russian stout made out of bourbon, vanilla, and coffee. This gorgeous mix gives this product a smooth feel as it goes down your throat and a very sweet aftertaste. It’s no wonder the distribution of this particular brand is limited, and it can be tough to find. However, be careful with this one as it has an alcohol percentage of 14% ABV.

Conclusion

The brews mentioned above are just but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to beers produced by the Firestone Walker brothers. Other include Velvet Merkin, The Lion and Bear series, Anniversary Ale, Leo vs. Ursus cans, and the proprietor vintage series, where the Parabola originates. Whatever your choice, you can be sure to get a great taste and a relaxing feel from all Firestone Walker brews.

SOURCES: Paste Mazine, Firestone Beer

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Cheese Pizza- Maybe Going Toppings-Free is not that Bad After All

Maybe you like a little more cheese on your pizza. Or you maybe you have a soft spot for cheese-stuffed-crust pizza that mostly comes along with three kinds of cheese and a side-dish of sauce as an accompaniment. Whichever way that you choose to look at it, Cheese Pizza is without a doubt both the bane and boon of the modern snacking culture. In fact, it is widely considered a cuisine taboo for a fully-grown adult to crave this palate-enticing delicacy. But still, forbidden fruit tastes sweetest, and this makes cheese pizza even more tempting particularly in the pizza-consuming domain.

The Perfect Pizza?

A perfect ideal piece of cheese pizza is devoid of toppings. We are not surprised - toppings are overrated. If anything, the most overrated part of the perfect pizza equation. A simple restraint can catapult you to imaginable heights, and the cheese pizza is a delicious testament of this. Well, we are not saying that pizza toppings are necessarily a nuisance. Some like pepperoni, Boboli crusts, anchovies, and sausage actually do a lot to spice up an otherwise bland half-baked, mediocre pizza.

A Toppings-free Pizza

Nonetheless, cheese pizza is in a league of its own. Whether it is the best or not; that it pretty much debatable. One thing remains indisputable, though. Every time you order that 'average' awful pizza that it is not cheese pizza, the cheese is usually grossly overwhelmed by the unwelcome avalanche of haphazard toppings. Regardless of whether it is pepperoni or the milky mozzarella, toppings have a queer way of taking away the magic allure of this Italian bred delicacy. It is only in plain cheese pizza that there is an undiluted flavor epiphany made up of just sauce, crust, and cheese. And this flavor can only be revealed if it is unobstructed by the regular clumsy interlopers in the name of toppings.

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Cheesesteak Stromboli

Each and every time people hunger after a delicious baked combo of meat and cheese, they usually fall into two groups: either they are pizza lovers or steak-and-cheese lovers. But when you have finally sided with your camp and have ordered one of the scrumptious dishes for you, dining with someone from the different camp…
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21st Amendment Brewery Beer and Pizza – The perfect meal

Welcome to Surf Rider Pizza Café, San Diego’s premier East Coast style pizza place. Surf Rider Pizza Cafe simply has one main goal: to bring you the magnificent East Coast-style pizza and grub right here in San Diego! East Coast-style, thin-crusted, 18" pizza is our specialty. Apart from our serving of the "sugary goodness" found…
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Pepperoni Pizza – The World’s Most Popular

Pizza is commonly known as Pizza Pie in America. Pizza is a Neapolitan cuisine which is very popular in many different parts of the world. Pepperoni pizza pie is seen as one of the most popular types of pizza found in the global world. As the true name advises it is made up a coating of pepperoni on it. It really is one of the highly consumed pizza and mostly in the US. It also will come in a skillet and is also very mouth area tasty and watering. It is merely simply irresistible.

Pepperoni pizza is constructed of the common marinara sauce and dough. This pizza is basically topped with both a layer of mozzarella cheese and another layer of pepperoni on it and then it is cooked. Pepperoni can be an Italian-American composed of varied types of dried salami which is normally prepared by making use of pork, turkey, goat, beef and even fish. Pepperoni is normally spicy naturally. From southern Italy, this can be a decedent of the spicy kind of salamis. It is utilized in the pizza as a topping. The pizza is hence given the name as the pizza pepperoni.

The consumption of pepperoni pizza is quite high in comparison with the other styles of pizzas. It's very difficult to provide an exact set of substances used for the making of pepperoni pizzas as the ingredients used in preparation differ from individual to individual.

However the frequently used ingredients are the following:

- Pepperoni, spicy is preferred generally.

Ingredients mostly used in so that pizzas differ and is determined by the restaurant making it. Nevertheless, the used substances are generally; tomato or spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese, essential olive oil, gravy rendering it tastier, Minced garlic, salt, oregano and pepper which offers a good style. Pepperoni can be used and mostly preferred when spicy also; it is also used as topping for the American-style pizzerias as well as for preparing sandwiches.

- Pizza sauce or the spaghetti sauce can be used to make the pizza more delightful too. The crust of the pizza is propagating with the sauce level.

- Mozzarella Cheese is used very often.

- Olives can also be added on the top of pizza.

- Tomato sauce or gravy is used in order to make the pizza tastier.

- Mince garlic clove could also be used to pass on at the top of the crust.

- Salt, pepper, oregano may be added for extra tastes to the pizza.

Pepperoni pizza is a descendant of Italian spicy kind of Selami, though it's in essence an Italian-American dish that is usually made up of the many types of dried up salami prepared by making use of different kinds of meats such as pork, meat e.t.c. Its name is corrupted from 'Peperone' which can be an Italian plural meaning bell pepper. It had been in essence progressed in Italian-American cuisine.

SOURCES: My RecipesPepperonis Pizza Co, All recipies
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When Life Gives You Lemon Bars

No meal is ever complete without a helping of yummy desserts. In fact after having the main course, no matter how delicious it may be, we always wait for, and always keep some place in our stomach reserved for desserts. This is something Surf Rider Pizza Café is completely aware of, and thereby it created a list of the most delicious desserts to fulfill your sweet cravings.

Cheesecakes available in many flavors, cream cheese brownies, carrot cake cookies, coconut bars, cupcakes, and macaroons. Fresh fruit tarts, pies, rum cakes, gluten free and vegan desserts and a lot more. This is what is waiting for you to devour on at the Surf Rider Pizza. But, a dessert that we have not mentioned yet, and which is the most popular item at the Surf Rider Pizza is the lemon bars.

Lemon bars are one of the desserts that are not so commonly offered elsewhere, might not be too popular with people, and might look like a very simple, ordinary thing. However, once it enters your mouth, these little yellowish golden bars are sure to work their magic. In fact, their beauty is in their simplicity.

Yes, lemon bars are very easy to make and many bakeries have their own version, but Surf Rider Pizza bakery has come up with a recipe, a preparation that no one can beat. It tastes so different from elsewhere, so perfect, so delicious, that it will not be possible for you to stop after eating one. Have this awesome dessert bite only if you are ready to keep eating more and more, as this is something that is sure to happen.

Even if you have no sweet tooth, these lemon bars can easily make you a fan... At least the lemon bars served at the Surf Rider Pizza Café can!  So, visit Surf Rider Pizza, located in Ocean Beach SD, try our pizzas, end it with a helping of the delicious lemon bars, and fall in love.

Surf & Stone Brewery!

Craft beer is something that should be enjoyed in a particular setting for the best results and no one understands this better than Surf Rider Pizza Café. As a place that provides the essential East Coast flavor to a pizza place, the same establishment carries a range of local craft beers. But, because of the dedication and attention to detail that marks Surf Rider Pizza offering, as well as any other thing on the menu, the choice of beer is anything but standard or boring. Instead, it offers a chance for any beer aficionado to enjoy their visit with all of their senses.

To make sure the same is achieved, the restaurant’s beer tap system carries more than 10 craft beer brands, all full of distinct tastes and a whole lot of personality. In the selection, Stone Brewery is one of the most prominent choices for any guest. Established in 1996 in San Marcos, CA, it is one of the biggest craft breweries in the southern part of the state, while it ranks in the top 10 out of all similar companies in the US. The company offers several spectacular lines of their product and all of them go fabulously with one or more pizza offered by the Surf Rider’s kitchen.

Probably the most famous beer by Stone Brewery is Stone Pale Ale, which blends perfectly with the Bacon Rider pizza. This dish comes with plenty of garlic, gorgonzola, white sauce, and of course bacon, which is why a cold pale ale will improve the taste immeasurably. On the other hand, a lot milder Feta Veggie Special made with feta sauce, black olives, and green peppers will mix brilliantly with Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, a stronger line from the Stone Brewery. Finally, the Stone Delicious IPA has to be tried with Cheese Surf Rider Pizza, which will provide the quintessential East Coast no-nonsense pizza and beer experience.

With these options, but also many more ones, it is clear why anyone who appreciates a nice pint of craft beer would just love Surf Rider Pizza Café.

Source: Stone Brewing