I needed to install Tomcat 7 on my new MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite, and I knew I wanted to take advantage of Homebrew. As expected, it was a breeze.
- In your terminal, do “brew install tomcat7”
- Type “catalina start”
- Navigate to http://localhost:8080
In my case, I was running version 7.0.63 with Java 126.96.36.199. Easy as pie!