In a garage in the exurbs of Chicago Tom Seefurth has labored quietly to develop, refine, bottle, and bring to market the ultimate beverage – pizza beer. With a head redolent with oregano, basil, tomatoes and, yes, garlic, he believes he has finally succeeded. And Seefurth has even found an outlet, albeit a sole one, for his elixir.
What’s next for the beer meister? Salsa and curry beer, he says. Experts see Seefurth as an indicator of a resurgence in the home-brew industry, which peaked 10 years ago and then went into decline…until now. If you want to quaff Seefurth’s brew head to Walter Payton’s Roundhouse in Aurora, Illinois.