WWJB was born out of a love for beer and a love for God.
Co-founders Chris and Matt are a couple of Christian friends that love beer and would get together at a local brewery and appreciate a good pint of beer (or two). At one of these meetings they realized that other people who love beer may like to come together to learn about beer and learn about God. They realized it could be a way to engage people that they would not have the opportunity to meet if not for the common appreciation of beer. Chris was a homebrewer and Matt wanted to learn how to brew. With all of this in mind, they decided to start a group with the following objectives:
- Teach people how to brew beer
- Brew beer together
- Host beer tastings to learn about different beer
- Host open discussions about people’s questions about God
These meetings succeeded in their purpose. Matt became a homebrewer, as did Jane who later became a leader of the group when Chris moved out of town. People come to the group who are not comfortable attending to a church service, because it is foreign to their “normal” way of life, but they are comfortable coming to WWJB. They bring their honest questions about God and we are able to discuss them as a group. The WWJB meetings are a two-fold experience. They are a fun, light-hearted enjoyment of beer, and they are a meeting place where people meet and discuss their honest questions about God.
We have produced this website for the purpose of encouraging others to experience the same cross-section of beer and God. We believe God is moving to meet people where they are at, and calls them to avoid sin, but not to avoid the joys in life that God has blessed us with.