Catch-a-Fire Pizza and West Side Brewing are excited to announce that they are partnering. In early 2024, Catch-a-Fire will open a kitchen inside West Side Brewing’s taproom in Westwood. Catch-a-Fire Co-owner, Jeff Ledford, explained, “We have been wanting to be a part of the Westwood and west side community for a long time since our food truck days, and we couldn’t be more excited to be joining forces with West Side Brewing.”
Catch-a-Fire Pizza currently has locations in Blue Ash and Lebanon. The new West Side Brewing location will feature hybrid-style service, where guests place their order and then go relax and enjoy their beers, while their food orders are delivered to them. Catch-a-Fire’s menu at West Side will feature their favorite wood-fired pizzas such as One Love, Three Little Pigs, Buffalo Soldier and Crazy Potatoheads along with a variety of shareable appetizers, entree salads and artisan sandwiches with vegetarian and vegan options. They plan to be open for lunch and dinner sharing similar hours as the brewery. Catch-a-Fire Pizza will also be providing catering services for private events taking place at West Side Brewing.
West Side Brewing opened in 2017 and quickly became a pillar of the Westwood community. With its welcoming taproom, impressive variety of beers and ciders, Mug Club program and rotating weekly event lineup, it is a popular gathering spot for customers throughout the region. The brewery has relied extensively on food trucks since opening and are now looking forward to adding a permanent in-house kitchen to their repertoire as an added feature for guests. West Side Brewing Co-owner, Joe Mumper, explained, “We greatly appreciate the support of our food truck partners, but we’re confident that adding a consistent taproom food provider with extended service hours is best for our customers, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with a top notch operator like Catch-a-Fire.”
Catch-a-Fire has experience working inside a brewery due to their previous and long-standing location inside MadTree Brewing. Co-owner, Melissa Ledford, commented, “Our model of uniting our food service operation within a brewery taproom works. It makes sense for us to focus on providing top quality food, while allowing the brewery to focus on the brewing process. We think it’s a win-win!” Mumper added, “Partnering with Catch-a-Fire will allow us to remain singularly focused on producing exceptional beer while knowing we have a partner that is just as dedicated to providing delicious food for our taproom patrons.”
West Side Brewing and Catch-a-Fire Pizza are looking forward to a true collaboration on many levels including special events, food and beverage pairings, and rotating features. Jeff Ledford added, “We both share a similar vision and a respect for each other’s craft.” West Side Brewing Taproom Manager, Jason Miller, commented, “We’re super excited to partner with Catch-a-Fire, and our organizations are committed to working together to provide the very best taproom food and beverage experience for our customers.”