Beer and Pizza. Is there a better combination? Especially really good beer and really good pizza. Last night I ventured over to Trophy Brewing Co. near downtown Raleigh for some home brewed beer and homemade pizza, and it was quite delicious.
Lets start with the beer. They had 6 different beers to choose from, 5 of which are brewed there at the restaurant. I got the Casanova, which is described as chocolate and vanilla stout. I have to admit I really don’t know that much about beer, and I have pretty cheap taste. I’m perfectly happy with a Bud Light and don’t really know what I like in a beer. I saw that it was chocolate so I decided to try it, and that is my only reasoning. But, it ended up being a wise decision because it was delicious and really easy to drink! I have to tell you though, it was strong. My boyfriend got the Trophy Wife, which is described as an American Pale. I’m not a huge fan of hoppy beers (I do know that much), so I wasn’t crazy about this one, but he loved it!
When the bartender asked if we were hungry, we obviously said yes. Who is going to turn down pizza? They had a menu with a few pizzas, a specialty pizza, and then a “make your own” section. I’m a sucker for anything buffalo chicken, so I had to go with that night’s special “Buffalo”. I got the small personal size, which was the perfect amount. My pizza had olive oil and garlic sauce, mozzarella and bleu cheese, chicken, red peppers, onion, and buffalo sauce.
My boyfriend got The Indoor Kid, which had olive oil, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, tomatoes, garlic, and basil. Both of our pizzas were absolutley delicious. They tasted like real, homemade pizza, which I’m not used to getting when going out to a restaurant. I’m a crust person too, and the crust was on point. The small pizza is the perfect size for a personal pizza, and the large looked like enough to share between a few people. The place is pretty small, so we made sure to get there early before it filled up. We went around 5:45pm, and by the time we were done there were lots of people waiting, so getting there early would be my only suggestion.
Overall I was really happy with my pizza and my beer, and I definitley want to go back to Trophy Brewing Co. soon to try some different things. Stay tuned for my at-home, healthier version of my pizza later in the week! I’ve been wanting to make a cauliflower crust pizza forever now, so I think I’m going to give that a shot.
Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone has a great week!
Trophy Brewing Co.