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Hops & Pie Restaurant Review: You'll find bona fide beer geeks and equally serious pie proponents sharing space at this pizza hangout in Berkeley that's packed day and night with a throng of regulars. There are nearly two dozen craft beers on tap --- porters, stouts, IPAs, sours and cask-conditioned ales --- all of which pair well with the thin-crusted (a gluten-free crust is also available) artisan pizzas crowned with ingredients like house-pickled banana peppers, beer-braised brisket, smoked ham hock and even mashed potatoes. There are plenty of toppings for purists, too: pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, sausage and bell peppers all grace the menu, which also offers fresh salads, sandwiches and soups. The most coveted seats are at the always pulsating bar --- but if you arrive with kids in tow, the dining room, stamped with art and outfitted with wooden tables, is a quieter alternative.