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What’s on Tap at Federal?

 Recently tapped at Federal Pizza: Dragoon Stronghold Session Ale!

This beer starts at a relatively low gravity, and thus finishes with a low alcohol content (about 4.8%). Make no mistake though, it is by no means a light beer. It is rich with roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of herbal hop flavors. It is made from a blend North American and British base malts with rolled oats, chocolate, brown and caramel malts.

Stronghold Session pairs well with a wide variety of foods, but we love it with just about anything that comes off the grill, creamy cheeses (like Brie) and rich soups and stews! From our menu, we find it pairs best with the F&A Veg Board (appetizer), The Manifesto Pizza and our Lil’ Triple for dessert.

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Staff Secrets: FEDERAL PIZZA

Discover surprising food combinations at our restaurants by those who know it best: our staff!

  Dan Lee is a bartender at Federal Pizza and our very own Certified Beer Server!! His high energy and ability to compliment food with craft beer will take any regular dining experience to the next level. We’ve asked him to clue us into what he orders most often…


Pepperoni Pizza

 Garlic Olive Oil (substituted for Pizza Sauce)

Mozzarella Cheese

Castelvatrano Olives

For you fellow beer lovers, Dan recommends Green Flash Brewing Company’s Hop Head Red as the best compliment to this pizza. “This Double Red India Pale Ale is incredibly unique. It’s creamy, sweet, roasty-ness mixes well with the delicious mozzarella cheese and delicate crust. At the same time, there’s a good amount of Amarillo hop character, which pairs nicely with the spice of the pepperoni. For me, it’s basically comfort food.”

Next time you stop into Federal Pizza or pick up to-go food from our drive thru, give Dan’s favorite pizza and beer combo a try. Oh, and don’t forget to say hello to Dan behind the bar – you can’t miss this tall, handsome fella!

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Instagram Favorites: Round 11


Want to see your image here? Tag your images on instagram with @windsoraz, @churnicecream, @upwardprojects, @postinowinecafe, @joyridetacohouse or @federalpizza!!

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Limited Edition of Federal Growlers!!

Have a favorite craft beer on draft at Federal Pizza that you’ve wanted to take to-go? You’re in luck! Federal Pizza continues to offer growlers of beer to please the finest beer drinkers. And because of them, we’ve taken growlers to a whole new level. Our design masterminds have teamed up with some of our homies for an awesome project!

This limited edition growler project extends the opportunity for some local crews to flex their creative muscles for a bigger cause: A percentage of our growler proceeds will be donated to a local charity! So it’s time to raise your vibration!


The growler seen above is designed by our friends over at Spiritual Gangster!! It is the first in a limited production collaborative series of growlers – make sure you get them all!

Spiritual Gangster represents a new generation of yogis who seek balance between the ancient practice of yoga and our modern world.


Haven’t heard of Spiritual Gangster??

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What’s on Tap at Federal?

Abbey’s Single hails from DESTIHL Brewery of Bloomington, Illinois.

It’s a Belgian-Style Abbey Ale , which pours a pale golden hue, and maintains a delicate body (4.9% ABV).

Complimented by spicy phenolics, and fruity esters reminiscent of cherries, nectarines and peaches, this ale finishes with  a mildly tart character from the Belgian yeast strain.


Visit DESTIHL Brewery

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