pizzeoliYou may have heard a few things about Soulard’s newest pizza joint, Pizzeoli.  You may have read some of the stellar reviews or heard people raving about it.  But the thing you may have heard most is… it’s vegetarian.

Gasp! Oh, whatever will a meat eater do?  I’ll tell you what you’ll do, you’ll visit Pizzeoli and enjoy one of the finest Neapolitan-style pizzas in our region. I promise, you won’t miss the meat. You know who also produces world-class examples of classic styles? The Civil Life Brewing Company.

Worlds collide tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7th, providing you the opportunity to enjoy to examples of old school techniques when Pizzeoli hosts Civil Life for a tap takeover. Running all day long, Pizzeoli will be featuring two of Civil Life’s newest creations, the Wee Bit Heavy and the Angel and the Sword.

What’s the Angel and the Sword you ask? I’ll let Jake Hafner fill you in:

Angel and The Sword seems like an odd name for a peace offering, but hear us out. Sometimes you just have to blend cultures. Toledo, Spain is an UNESCO World Heritage Site called “the city of three cultures” for the continuous coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims since ancient times. They haven’t always gotten along, at times horrendously so, but they do their best. Iron sharpens iron, as their good books say.

An area famed for sword production, our favourite monument remains Juan de Ávalos’ “statue of peace” outside Alcázar fortress, representing a winged female holding up her sword to the sky. Here is a great craft beer which IS NOT IPA. A departure from true-to-style brewing, we put a little bit of everything we’ve learned into this uniquely inclusive expression. Biscuity and bittersweet, familiar and unfamiliar, way more going on than its light colour and alcohol content would suggest. Let us raise our goblets to the sky in one accord.

The Wee Bit Heavy is a 6.5% Scottish-style ale featuring Golden Promise, Marris Otter, and Rahr Pale malts, and Magnum and Progress hops. Along with these two new beers, Pizzeoli will be featuring the English IPA and American Brown.

Stop by tomorrow, enjoy some beer and delicious pizza.