About Silver Beach Pizza
The Story of Silver Beach Pizza (The Schooner)
In 2003 the future owners of Silver Beach Pizza were on vacation. Jay and Tony went to a “locals” tavern in a nearby harbor and ordered a draft beer. The bartender reached down into a chest freezer, pulled out a frozen schooner, filled it with cold draft beer and set it in front of them. The most beautiful beer presentation the boys had ever seen was staring back at them. The “fog” was cascading around the glass and ice was forming on the outside.
They got excited about someday serving beer to people like that and talked about it often. Pizza wasn’t even a topic of conversation yet; it was all about the beer presentation. Tony owned a place in Saint Joseph and has loved the location. When he saw that the historic Amtrak Depot became available, the idea of opening it as a pizza place took shape. They obtained the lease in August, 2005. That ice cold schooner found a home alongside a really great pizza at Silver Beach Pizza.
We are proud to be associated with Gelsosomo’s Pizza. Our pizza has repeatedly been voted best pizza in Southwest Michigan. Tom Gelsosomo, YOU ROCK!