Preheat oven to 500ºF
Mix pizza sauce and hot sauce. Set aside.
Stretch dough to desired diameter (12” thicker, 14” thinner), and lay on a lightly oiled cookie sheet, pizza pan or screen.
Swirl on sauce mixture to about 1/2” from the border of crust.
In this order: evenly distribute mozzarella, then yellow pepper, then red onion all to about 1/2” from the border of crust.
Evenly sprinkle on the grated cheese to the very border of the crust.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until your toppings are bubbling and the crust is golden brown. (depending on your oven and desired doneness)
Out of the oven, add basil and a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Let rest a few minutes, and then cut, serve and enjoy.
Boston Lager is a perfect pairing for this championship pizza. Complex and balanced – the sweetness of the tomato will bring out the brew’s caramel malt character. Slight floral and a sweet citrus notes from the Noble hops are perfectly contrasted by the tangy onion and herbal basil notes. The addition of hot sauce finishes this pairing with a little heat that is balanced by a complex and lingering finish.