Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

Pizza Beer

Old 02-11-08, 05:05 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Pizza Beer

http://www.mammamiapizzabeer.com/main.html

"Pizza Beer" was developed Labor Day, 2006 by Tom and Athena Seefurth in our home brewery in Campton Township, IL. It all started with a surplus of tomatoes, a bag of garlic & an idea that started early in the spring when we planted our garden herbs.

The goal was to create a beer that would pair with a wide variety of foods, especially our favorite, Pizza! In the end, we were pleasantly surprised that this "mess" turned out to be the best thing since the guy with chocolate that bumped into Ralph Mouth & mixed up the chocolate with the peanut butter! Indeed, the world will love "Pizza Beer".

Facing a difficult task, we immediately did an internet search to gather information on using the "oddball" ingredients in creating a beer. Certainly someone had published such a recipe! We found beer made with garlic, hemp seed, coriander, hot peppers, maple syrup, honey, citrus peels & more. But what about tomatoes & the possibility of combining all of our favorite flavors into this beer? We then grabbed our favorite book written by a fellow Chicago Beer Society member, Randy Mosher. He wrote a book called "Radical Brewing" which has been read cover to cover a few times. Randy mentions a lot weirder stuff than pizza spices. He talks about mushrooms, hot rocks & stuff that is really radical! In a quandary, we called one of our best friends & creative brewmasters in the world, Kris Kalav. We told him of our quest to make this really cool brew & wanted to know if he had any experience brewing with tomatoes. After he stopped laughing, we bounced a few ideas around and Voila! "Pizza Beer" was on it's way to fame. To our knowledge, our home brewed concoction is the "World's First Culinary Beer."

Now, being homebrewers, we enjoy the freedom to create whatever we want. We usually refer to a book by Ray Daniels called "Designing Great Beers" when creating a style of beer that we intend on submitting to a contest. We usually concoct the recipe by memory & measure ingredients the way your grandmother did, pinch of this, smidgen of that. Something happened that day. We figured if this really turned out like we want it to, we better be able to duplicate it! Lo and behold, the amazing "Pizza Beer" was born.

"Pizza Beer" contains NO Animal products, is 100% vegetarian and has NO OILS added.
Additionally,

"Pizza Beer" IS A DEBRIS FREE product. The Margarita pizza is put into the mash & steeped like a tea bag. A whole wheat crust made with water, flour & yeast is topped with tomato, oregano, basil & garlic. The essence of the pizza spices is washed off with hot water and filtered into a brewpot, where it is boiled for a long, long time. During the process, we add hops & spices in a cheesecloth type bag & filter the cooled liquid into a fermentation vessel. (big glass 6 gallon water jug). After a week or two, the beer is good to go. Keg it or bottle it.

Because the beer has a strong aroma of Italian spices, the only way to describe it is to call it "Pizza Beer." Local celebrity & overall great guy, Jonathan Brandmeier had a taste on the air last Tuesday, May 15th and I officially retract my statement to the Kane County Chronicle in regards to the "Nay Sayer" title I gave him. The staff all had nice things to say about the beer & were pleasantly surprised and said that "Pizza Beer is GOOD!"

Good news for those of us who live in/around Milwaukee, WI. We can buy this concoction at the Sprecher Brewery giftshop.

What will they think of next?

Fried Chicken + Kool-Aid = ?
Old 02-11-08, 10:25 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Somerville, MA
Posts: 3,879
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Old 02-11-08, 10:28 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 52,603
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Vomit + Beer =
Old 02-12-08, 11:24 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,385
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It sounds disgusting to me, but people seem to like it.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/america...za-beer/72978/

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.