NYPD Pizza Partners With Phoenix Ale Brewery for Exclusive Brew

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

What happens when a locally owned and operated New York pizza chain gets thirsty for more local? It partners with one of Arizona's newest craft breweries.

See also: Best Beer Bar 2012 - The Hungry Monk 8 Beer Cocktails in Metro Phoenix

In December, New York Pizza Department (NYPD Pizza), the Arizona pizza chain with 11 locations throughout the metro-Phoenix area, hooked up with The Phoenix Ale Brewery in East Phoenix to unveil its own private-label beer.

Called Uptown Amber Ale, the proprietary beer is now available at all NYPD Pizza locations.

So, how'd that new brew recipe get developed?

According to QSR magazine, Uptown Amber Ale's recipe developed from focus-group sessions where around 15 people sampled and discussed the beer's compatibility with NYPD Pizza's menu. The result, QSR reports, is "a crisp, full-bodied malty beer that finishes smooth."

On the origins of the name Uptown Amber Ale, NYPD Pizza CEO Rich Stark tells QSR, "'Uptown' is rooted in our New York identity, and the amber ale variety was determined to best complement our pies, particularly our most popular pies, the Brooklyn and the traditional pepperoni."

To find a NYPD Pizza location, visit the local pizza chain's website.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.