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Caliente Pizza & Draft House Introducing Its Own Craft Beer – Hazy Dough Dazy

PITTSBURGH (Oct. 4, 2021) — For the past nine years, Caliente Pizza & Draft House has prided itself on being among the best spots to find hard-to-source craft beers in the Pittsburgh region. Next on tap? A brew that’s decidedly close to home.

Hazy Dough Dazy (5.3% abv), Caliente’s first self-brewed beer, will be on tap October 15 at all five current locations, and beer aficionados will find it at the regional restaurant’s two new locations when they open their doors. The house brew is a New England IPA brewed with two-row barley, oats and Vienna and wheat malts, bright floral, soft citrus and grapefruit tones, with notes of lychee and tropical fruit in every sip.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Nick Bogacz, Caliente’s owner and founder. “We’ve always been passionate about serving great, hard-to-source craft beers, and now we can share a beer that we’ve brewed ourselves with help from experts and friends in the industry.”

The beer is being released just as Caliente opens its sixth and seventh locations in Sewickley and Crafton in the coming weeks. Customers will get to try the authentic flavors of their beer, while also getting acclimated to Caliente’s new stores. Grand opening information on the new stores, as well as other significant developments, is coming soon.

“We’ve got a lot of big things coming in the next few months, including our 10-year anniversary in 2022,” Bogacz said, “The release of Hazy Dough Dazy is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the new businesses and new relationships with residents in the Sewickley and Crafton areas.”

Caliente invites customers to pair the beer with their award-winning pizza options, including the Mee Maw, which was named Best Pizza in America in 2019. Head Regional Chef Eric von Hansen also brought home accolades this summer with a win for best Non-Traditional Pizza, Northeast Region, at the International Pizza Expo for his Tony Montana pizza, a bison-topped pie. It will be available on a limited basis in the near future.

In addition, for the duration of football season, Caliente is teaming with former Steelers star Santonio Holmes on the MVP Pizza, with a dollar of each sale going to the Super Bowl MVP’s III and Long Foundation.

ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE

 Caliente Pizza & Draft House is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for its roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. In 2019, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.

Caliente Pizza & Draft House releases a new stuffed crust pizza

The year may not be 1995, but Caliente Pizza is bringing a popular ‘90s fad back – stuffed crust pizza. Filled with a fresh gooey mozzarella cheese from Wisconsin cows, Caliente’s signature dough can now be ordered with a stuffed crust.

From June 7 through August 25, order a large two-topping masterpiece with the stuffed crust for $19.99 at any Caliente location. With more than 50 toppings to choose from, customers can customize their stuffed crust pizzas with any of Caliente’s freshest ingredients including a variety of sauces, cheeses, meats and vegetables.

The concept of a stuffed crust pizza first hit the mainstream market in 1995 when Pizza Hut debuted its stuffed crust pizza. But, unlike Pizza Hut, none of Caliente’s ingredients are frozen, including its dough.

“At Caliente Pizza, we hand make all of our pizzas as orders come in,” said Caliente’s Regional Chef Eric Von Hansen. “Accounting for about 3 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook, the stuffed crust pizza takes a little time, but it’s totally worth the wait.

” Even Caliente’s owner, Nick Bogacz, is in love. “It really is the best pizza I’ve ever had,” said Bogacz. “Chef Eric has been working on this recipe for the past few months so I applaud him for making it possible to share with our Caliente family in June.

” In a recent video, Hansen shows how the pizza is made, which can be viewed on Caliente’s YouTube page here.

To order a stuffed crust pizza, customers can dine-in, order online or over the phone at any Caliente Pizza location including Bloomfield, Hampton, Aspinwall, Mt. Lebanon and Monroeville. To see the full menu and contact information, visit www.pizzadrafthouse.com.

ABOUT CALIENTE PIZZA & DRAFT HOUSE Caliente Pizza & Draft House, founded in 2012, is an award-winning, locally owned and operated pizza restaurant known for their roster of gourmet pizzas and craft beers. With five locations in the Pittsburgh area, Caliente is also known internationally as three-time World Pizza Champions and represents Pittsburgh on the World Pizza Champions Team. Most recently, Caliente Pizza & Draft House earned the title of Best Pizza in America.

The Brooklyn Bridge Pizza Challenge

The Brooklyn Bridge is a giant food challenge we have on our menu! A 28inch pie. The challenge? To eat the whole pie in 28 minutes! Today Matt Moninger (Caliente’s Beverage Director) and Ryan Bennet (Caliente Aspinwall’s AM) take on that challenge. If you think you can cross the Brooklyn Bridge check out https://pizzadrafthouse.com/menu/ to see the rules. Good luck!

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Caliente Pizza and Draft House remains proudly family-owned and operated since 2012

TikTok’s viral baked feta recipe with a Caliente twist!

Caliente Aspinwall’s Assistant Manager Ryan Bennet makes TikTok’s viral baked feta recipe but with a Caliente twist! Spoiler: it’s a pizza! Want to try this recipe at home? Grab one of our Take Home Pizza Kits!! Share you photos or video! Don’t forget to tag us.

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Oskar Blues Thick Haze! New England IPA on draft at Caliente Pizza and Draft House

Matt Moninger, Caliente’s Beverage Director, sits down with Andrea Johnson, PA Rep. for Oskar Blues Brewery, to discuss Oskar Blues Thick Haze! This New England IPA will be on draft for the first time in Western PA EXCLUSIVELY at Caliente Pizza and Draft House. Learn more about Oskar Blues Brewery:
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