Frank Pepe Pizzeria, Yonkers Brewing Team Up For Pizza, Beer Fest

YONKERS, N.Y. – Pepe’s Pizza will partner with the team from Yonkers Brewing Co. for a pizza and beer fest beginning Monday, June 6 and running through Friday, June 17.

Enjoy a brew from Yonkers Brewing Co.and a pizza from Frank Pepe's Pizzeria at a pizza and beer fest.
Enjoy a brew from Yonkers Brewing Co.and a pizza from Frank Pepe's Pizzeria at a pizza and beer fest. Photo Credit: Contributed

Pizza and beer lovers can enjoy YBC’s warm weather seasonal, Yonkers Shower Time Pale Ale, or their Yonkers IPA, by the bottle, draught pint or pitcher, paired with a classic Pepe’s pizza.

Specials include a two-topping large pizza with pitcher for $29.99, a two-topping small pizza with a pint for $13.99 and a two-topping small pizza with bottle for $15.99 (does not include seafood toppings)

“The Yonkers IPA and Shower Time Pale Ale’s bold citrus aromas and crisp refreshing bitterness will meld well with the rich, delicious cheesy pizza,” said Sharif Taleb, head brewer at Yonkers Brewing Co. “Hops and pizza, you can’t go wrong.”

Visit Pepe’s in Yonkers on Wednesday, June 8 and June 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. for a Brewmaster tasting and meet the team from Yonkers Brewing Co. while enjoying beer tastings and beer talk. Enter to win a pizza party for six people, a tour of Yonkers Brewing Co. and more.

“What’s better than a locally brewed craft beer and a fresh pizza the way my grandfather made it?” asks Gary Bimonte, Pepe’s co-owner and Frank Pepe’s grandson. “It’s truly a match made in Yonkers.”

Known locally as Pepe's, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe, has its original location in the Wooster Square neighborhood of New Haven, Conn., as well as stores in Fairfield, Manchester and Danbury, all in Connecticut; the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.; West Hartford, Conn., Chestnut Hill, Mass., and soon to be in Waterbury. Conn.

The concept of brewing came to John Rubbo and Nick Califano of Yonkers Brewing Co. after they helped their grandfathers make homemade wine. As they exchanged stories, they cracked open a cold beer. As the cap fell off, the lights went on. The generations-old tradition of wine making sparked a fire, and with head brewer Taleb, they brewed up a recipe now known as their flagship, Yonkers Vienna Lager. 

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