Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lunchtime at NorCal Ovenworks Inc.

I have been living in Georgetown, Texas for a while now, and my wife and daughter discovered a Pizza Restaurant and Beer Garden at the edge of Old Georgetown, TX. This is their list of beers on tap:

Beers on tap at 600 Degrees Pizza and Beer Garden in Georgetown, TX
Beers on tap at 600 Degrees, Pizza and Beer Garden in Georgetown, TX
It is my intention to have lunch at 600 Degrees weekly, and while there, I intend to have a slice of pizza (1/6 of a 24" pizza) with an interesting topping. The slice of pizza will be washed down with 10 oz. (my lunchtime limit) of beer. I hope to document my impression of each beer on the list.

April 4, 2015 Saturday Lunch, just before weekend shopping. I ordered a slice of anchovie pizza and a 10 oz. glass of 512 Cream Stout, a local Austin beer. The beer was soft, with a slight sweetness and a light taste of hoppy bitterness. No molasses taste in this stout! Michelle had a gluten free pizza ans a glass of Strongbow Cider.

April 8th, 2015 Wednesday Lunch. I ordered a slice of anchovie pizza and a 10 oz. glass of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout. Another soft stout, this one with a touch of molasses sweetness, and a lack of bitterness. I resolved to try another topping on my pizza next time.

April 12th, 2015, Sunday lunch with my wife.  I ordered a slice of pizza with sausage topping and a 512 Black IPA. The IPA was full bodied with massive bitter, and I wondered if I liked it, but unlike the two Stouts I was able to sip and savor before the pizza arived, and after, the 512 Black IPA was gone in a heartbeat, leaving me shaking an empty glass and mourning. Michelle had the "Royal" gluten free pizza. An Udi's crust, topped with hamburger, red onion, bacon, and cheddar cheese, this pizza tasted so much like a bacon cheeseburger that I applauded! Boo hiss on the sausage on my pizza. It was ok, but nothing compared to anchovies. I told them I will be bringing an egg with me next time. Maybe I can have an anchovy and egg pizza slice?

April 19th, 2015, Sunday lunch with my wife. I ordered the Bluebonnet Brewery's Cream Ale and a Royale pizza slice which is a cheesburger pizza, hamburger, bacon, Tillamook cheddar, and red onions are the toppings. Time for some more pictures.

Tatooed pizziolas. Note since we are in Texas, EVERYONE has a beard. While it might seem strange or second rate to have pizza slices made, topped with the desired topping, and then reheated, the reality is that the crust gains crispy texture when twice baked.
Bluebonnet Brewery Cream Ale
Royale Cheeseburger Pizza