Old Town Pizza rings in its 40th year in operation with a 1970s-themed celebration in honor of the year that they first opened their doors in 1974.
Image: Brooke Bass

Since 1974, Old Town Pizza has been serving up piping hot pizzas on their signature fresh-made dough. In 2012, the restaurant added craft beer to its list of notable products with the addition of a Northeast Portland brewery.

The brew team, led by head brewer Bolt Minister, is already getting acclaim from their suds and recently took home a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival for their Cents and Censability pale ale.

On April 15, the historic establishment celebrates its 40th anniversary complete with costumes, music, and a special anniversary brew. The anniversary brew, which is a pre-prohibition lager packed with German hops and American malt, is named after the restaurant's resident ghost, Nina.

We got a sneak peek of the special throwback beer and a glimpse of the building's storied past. Check out our slide show from the original Old Town location by clicking through to the photo above.

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