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Sam Adams Beer Pizza Dough

Sam Adams Beer Pizza Dough is a homemade pizza dough with Boston lager and a touch of honey. This is my ride or die, best ever pizza dough recipe.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rising time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 251 kcal


  • 1 (12 oz) Sam Adams Boston Boston Lager beer
  • 1 (¼ oz) packet Rapid-Rise yeast or active-dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-¾ cups all-purpose flour 493 grams
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt


  • Sit the beer in a bowl full of hot tap water 5-10 minutes to warm.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the beer and yeast. Proof 2 minutes (5 minutes if using active dry yeast).
  • Add the honey and olive oil. With the mixer running on "stir", add the flour and salt. Knead the dough 10 minutes.
  • Cover the bowl with a double layer damp paper towels and put in a warm place for the dough to rise until doubled, 1-½ to 2 hours.
  • Turn the dough out on a floured surface and divide into 2 portions. Knead each 10 times to get it good and elastic.
  • Put the pizza stone in the oven, and heat oven to 450°F. Heat another 15 minutes to ensure the pizza stone is fully heated. While the oven is heating, the dough will rise a bit more.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out one piece of dough into a 12- to 14-inch round. Move dough to the pizza stone and add toppings.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 425°F and bake for 10-12 minutes until crust is cooked through. Yields dough for 2 pizzas.


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Calories: 251kcal (13%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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