From Classic To Bold: White IPA and Pizza pairing

Indian Pale Ales and Toppings - Food match like a pro in under 5 minutes.

4/13/20232 min read

Doom's Bell, our very first beer drop here in Churcheim is a food-friendly White IPA that boasts a delightful blend of hoppy bitterness and spicy, citrusy fruit notes, with a wheat-based malt profile that adds subtle sweetness and crispness.

To help you unlock the full potential of Doom's Bell, we've put together a sweet guide on pairing it with pizza. By focusing on the toppings and exploring how to contrast, complement, and elevate the taste experience, we've created some mouthwatering suggestions that are sure to take your taste buds on a journey.

Let's dive right in! For those who crave some heat, we suggest trying spicy sausage and roasted red pepper flakes. The spiciness of the sausage and red pepper flakes enhance the floral and orange fruit flavors in the hops, while the wheat base rounds off the edges of the spice, making for a perfectly balanced bite.

If you're looking for something herbaceous, consider pairing Doom's Bell with pesto sauce and fresh basil. The herbal, nutty, and garlic notes of the pesto sauce and basil add a new dimension to the bitterness of the IPA, creating a fresh and vibrant taste experience. The medium carbonation and crisp maltiness of the beer will also help refresh your palate between bites.

For those who prefer something smoky, we recommend pairing Doom's Bell with barbecue sauce and grilled chicken. The smokiness of the barbecue sauce and grilled chicken balance and complement the citrusy and spicy notes of the beer, creating a mouthwatering combination that's sure to satisfy your cravings. To take your barbecue sauce to the next level, consider adding a pinch or two of brown sugar - it's like a cheat code for amplifying all flavors!

If you're a fan of classic pizza flavors, try pairing Doom's Bell with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. The acidity and sweetness of the tomato sauce and the creaminess of the cheese contrast the bitterness of the white IPA, creating a well-balanced and delicious taste. The hops cut through the rich cheese while the citrus from the hops pushes forward the fruit flavors of the tomato sauce, creating a harmonious and flavorful bite.

Finally, for a unique and unexpected pairing, try sliced beef and pineapple. The savory elements of the meat rest on a sea of cheese and get an extra kick from the bitterness of Doom's Bell. The sweetness from the pineapple ties everything together neatly, creating a complex and flavorful experience. To reduce the sweetness, consider grilling or frying the pineapple lightly before adding it to the pizza.

With these pairing suggestions, we hope you'll be able to unlock the full potential of Doom's Bell and take your pizza game to the next level!