Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Rolls Out New Ale Crust & Other Menu Items

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Rolls Out New Ale Crust & Other Menu Items

The Craft Beer Authority Debuts Pizza Crust Spiked with Brown Ale in Time for National Pizza Month

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Rolls Out New Ale Crust & Other Menu ItemsJust in time for National Pizza Month, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has rolled out a new Ale Crust, a soft and lightly sweetened handcrafted pizza crust spiked with brown ale and topped with zesty pizza sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, Italian seasonings and fresh toppings. The traditional casual dining restaurant, known for its delicious, handmade pizza and craft beers, also has unveiled other new menu items available at the more than 100 Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom locations throughout the country.

“We’re excited to introduce our new Ale Crust during National Pizza Month. Guests will love the subtly sweet brown ale flavored crust combined with traditional, fresh pizza toppings,” said Mike Mrlik, President of Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom. “We also have added to our menu several other delicious starters, Tavern Bites, sandwiches and desserts that will appeal to guests everywhere.”

Old Chicago has expanded its menu selection to include a number of tasty new items:

Boneless Chicken Wings – Breaded, all-white meat with a choice of sauces and dry-rubs, including the new Screaming Mango sauce with sweet mango spiked with habañero and fresh jalapeño, and the Sweet & Smoky Bacon with minced bacon, onions, garlic and crushed red peppers in a sweet and savory sauce.

Sausage & Beer Onion Rolls – Italian sausage and caramelized onions that have been simmered in craft beer, then mixed with pepper jack & mozzarella cheeses, baked inside our signature dough. Parsley garnished and served with pizza sauce.

Cheese Curds – Bite sized, battered white cheddar cheese curds, flash fried, seasoned and served with a side of jalapeño ranch dressing.

Parmesan Garlic Fries – Tossed with Italian garlic seasonings and drizzled with our creamy garlic sauce.

Cod Po’ Boy – Samuel Adams beer-battered cod filets dusted with blackening spice. Topped with coleslaw and served with lettuce, tomato, pickles and Cajun mayo on a toasted French roll.

Warm Cinnamon Crunch Rolls – Fresh, warm cinnamon rolls topped with a caramel sauce, cream cheese frosting and cinnamon crunch topping.

Since its inception, Old Chicago has been committed to being the best place to share a world-class pizza and great craft beer. Whether it’s lunch, a first date or a sporting championship celebration, guests will always be welcome to gather around at Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom to share good times, great beer and made-from-scratch food daily.

A leader in the traditional casual dining space, Old Chicago has been serving handcrafted food and local craft beers in Colorado and in cities across the nation for 39 years. Old Chicago is dedicated to providing quality food creations and to showcasing craft brewers, while providing great value in a welcoming atmosphere. To learn more about Old Chicago, visit www.oldchicago.com.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom (Old Chicago) is a traditional, casual dining restaurant specializing in Chicago-style pizzas, taproom classics and craft beer. Founded in 1976, Old Chicago operates in 22 states with more than 100 restaurants. With over 30 craft beers on tap, Old Chicago is also the home of the World Beer Tour, which rewards members for enjoying 110 of the best craft beers from across the globe. Visit www.oldchicago.com to learn more and to find the restaurant nearest you. For information about franchise opportunities, visit www.ocfranchising.com.

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. is the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country with nearly 200 franchised and company-owned restaurants primarily operating under the Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants and Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries brands.  As a leader in the craft beer focused casual dining segment, CraftWorks also operates strong regional brands, and employs more than 12,000 people throughout the U.S.  All of CraftWorks’ restaurant brands have innovative menus with made-from-scratch food and a vast selection of unique craft beer, as well as unbeatable service and loyalty programs with over a half-million active members.  Based in Broomfield, Colo., CraftWorks is not only committed to serving its loyal guests, but also the communities in which its restaurants operate. The CraftWorks Foundation has contributed millions of dollars, positively impacting communities throughout the country. For additional information about CraftWorks, the Foundation, and its restaurant brands, please visit www.craftworksrestaurants.com.