Enhancing the Brewery Experience With Craft Beer and Pizzas

In the ever-evolving world of breweries, creating a unique and memorable customer experience is key to standing out. One innovative way to elevate the brewery experience is by pairing craft beer with gourmet pizzas. This combination not only delights the taste buds but also fosters a more engaging and satisfying atmosphere. Below, we will explore how integrating a craft pizza and beer menu, plus other oven-baked items, can enhance your brewery, attract more patrons, and create an unforgettable dining experience.

The Perfect Pairing: Craft Beer and Pizzas

The relationship between pizza and craft beer is a match made in culinary heaven. The versatility of pizza, with its endless variety of toppings and flavors, complements the diverse and complex profiles of craft beers. Whether it’s a hoppy IPA, a smooth stout, or a crisp lager, there’s a pizza that pairs perfectly with it. This harmonious combination can elevate the taste experience, making each visit to your brewery a delightful adventure.

The versatility of a pizza oven is endless, allowing you to quickly cook a lot of food for a lot of people. In addition to beer and pizza, you can offer chicken wings, soft baked pretzels, dips, smash burgers, and other tasty brewery fares. There’s no better pairing than craft beer and a Fontana Forni oven!

Benefits of Incorporating a Pizza Menu in Breweries

Attract a Broader Audience

Adding a pizza menu to your brewery can attract a wider audience. Pizza is a universally loved dish, appealing to all age groups and tastes. By offering high-quality, handcrafted pizzas, you can draw in families, foodies, and craft beer enthusiasts alike.

Enhance Customer Experience

Breweries with food options create a more complete and satisfying experience for their patrons. Craft pizzas, made with fresh and premium ingredients, can complement your craft beers, encouraging customers to linger longer and enjoy the ambiance. This can lead to increased sales and repeat visits.

Boost Revenue

Integrating a craft pizza and beer menu can significantly boost your revenue. Food and beverage pairings often encourage customers to try multiple items, increasing the average transaction value. Moreover, offering exclusive pizza and beer pairing events or specials can drive additional traffic and create buzz around your brewery.

Crafting the Perfect Brewery Design

Prometeo Commercial Wood-Fired Oven

To successfully incorporate pizzas into your brewery, consider the following design elements:

  • Open Kitchen Concept: An open kitchen allows patrons to see the pizza-making process, adding an element of entertainment and transparency. Watching pizzas being hand-tossed and cooked in a luxury Fontana Forni pizza oven can enhance the overall experience and create a sense of authenticity.
  • Cozy and Inviting Atmosphere: Design your brewery to be warm and inviting, encouraging patrons to relax and enjoy their time. Comfortable seating, ambient lighting, and thoughtful décor can make a significant difference in the customer experience.
  • Efficient Layout: Ensure that your brewery’s layout is efficient and conducive to both brewing and food preparation. This includes having designated areas for dining, drinking, and socializing. A well-designed space can improve workflow and customer satisfaction.

Creating a Craft Pizza and Beer Menu

Developing a craft pizza and beer menu involves careful consideration of flavors, ingredients, and pairings. Here are some tips:

Seasonal Ingredients

Utilize seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to create pizzas that are fresh and flavorful. Seasonal ingredients can also inspire limited-time offerings, encouraging customers to return to try new creations.

Diverse Flavors

Offer a variety of pizzas that cater to different tastes, from classic Margherita to adventurous combinations like prosciutto and arugula. This diversity ensures there’s something for everyone and keeps the menu exciting.

Thoughtful Pairings

Collaborate with your brewmaster to create thoughtful pizza and beer pairings. Highlight these pairings on your menu, providing descriptions that explain why they work well together. This not only educates customers but also enhances their dining experience.

Incorporating a craft pizza and beer menu into your brewery can transform the customer experience, attracting a broader audience, enhancing satisfaction, and boosting revenue. By focusing on quality ingredients, thoughtful pairings, and an inviting atmosphere, breweries can create a memorable dining experience that keeps patrons coming back for more.

Building a Full Menu Around Your Oven

Expand your brewery’s menu beyond pizza with the versatile capabilities of a Fontana Forni oven. Other dishes you might add to your offerings include:

  • Artisan Bread: Freshly baked loaves of sourdough, ciabatta, or focaccia can perfectly complement your brewery's beer selection.
  • Roasted Vegetables: A mix of seasonal vegetables roasted to perfection provides a healthy and delicious side or appetizer.
  • Baked Mac and Cheese: This comfort food favorite, with its creamy interior and crispy top layer, pairs wonderfully with many types of beer.
  • Grilled Meats: Your Fontana Forni oven can sear and roast meats to perfection, from juicy steaks to tender chicken.
  • Seafood: Lighter options like baked salmon or shrimp skewers offer variety and pair well with lighter beers.
  • Flatbreads: Offering a variety of flatbreads with different toppings can be a versatile and quick-to-prepare menu item.
  • Casseroles: Hearty casseroles like lasagna or shepherd’s pie are ideal for showcasing the even cooking and delightful crusts achievable with your Fontana Forni oven.
  • Desserts: End the meal on a sweet note with baked apples, fruit tarts, or cookies, pairing well with dessert beers.
  • Appetizers: Stuffed mushrooms, cheesy garlic bread, or baked brie can be great starters that excite the palate.
  • Smoked Dishes: Utilize the oven's capabilities to smoke meats or vegetables, adding a unique flavor profile to your menu.

Elevate Your Brewery With Fontana Forni

Vulcano Commercial Wood-Fired Oven

Enhance your brewery experience with our luxury, NSF-certified commercial pizza ovens, handcrafted in Italy. NSF certification ensures our ovens meet the highest standards for safety and sanitation, providing you with reliable and efficient equipment. Transform your menu with gourmet pizzas and other savory and sweet dishes that perfectly complement your craft beers.

Vulcano Pizza Oven

The Vulcano is a robust and efficient wood-fired pizza oven, perfect for both residential and commercial use. Its design ensures high performance and durability.


  • Fuel Type: Wood
  • Maximum Temperature: 900°F
  • Capacity: Four 12" pizzas (and one 10" pizza)
  • External Dimensions: 48.3"W, 39.7"D, 98.4"H
  • Internal Dimensions: 39.7"W, 27.9"D, 16"H
  • Weight: 970 lbs (with cart), 771 lbs (countertop)
  • Materials: 441 stainless steel (solid welded), dual-layered food-safe brick flooring
  • Warranty: 2-year manufacturer defect warranty, 4-year dome warranty

With its high heat retention and spacious cooking area, the Vulcano is perfect for creating authentic, crispy pizzas. Its durable construction ensures it will be a long-lasting addition to any kitchen.

Prometeo Pizza Oven

The Prometeo pizza oven offers superior cooking capacity and high-quality construction, making it ideal for heavy-duty commercial applications. Its ample space and robust build allow for consistent and reliable performance.


  • Fuel Type: Wood
  • Maximum Temperature: 900°F
  • Capacity: Eight 12" pizzas
  • External Dimensions: 56"W, 47"D, 114"H
  • Internal Dimensions: 48"W, 36"D, 17"H
  • Weight: 1257 lbs (with cart), 1058 lbs (countertop)
  • Materials: 441 stainless steel (solid welded), dual-layered food-safe brick flooring
  • Warranty: 2-year manufacturer defect warranty, 4-year dome warranty

The Prometeo's impressive capacity allows for cooking multiple pizzas simultaneously, making it perfect for busy commercial environments. Its sturdy materials and expert craftsmanship ensure reliable performance and longevity.

Explore Fontana Forni today to discover how our wood-fired pizza ovens can help you create an unforgettable dining experience.