We are not alone. Christian beer groups are sweeping the United States…and the world! Here is a listing of beer groups, clubs and pubs that serve and glorify Jesus Christ:
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This is a story of how one man’s passion for brewing beer in his garage has grown to a small group of committed Jesus followers who meet monthly in Ruby’s Garage to pray, brew beer, and discern how God is leading them to serve others through Christ. They have a blast finding ways to include local ingredients in their recipes and coming up with fun, creative names for their unique homebrews.
Guys, if you’ve ever wondered, ‘What Would Jesus Brew,’ come and find out!
Craft Brewing great beer that brings people together.
Brewing Community to encounter faith for living with meaning and purpose.
Castle Church brews great craft beer for anyone who values connecting with others and living life well. Everyone is welcome to this table.
Beyond great beer, Brewing Community is a commitment to:
Simplicity and quality over multiplicity and quantity;
God’s restoring and reconciling work as servants in Jesus’ name;
Using our blessings to bless the world outside of ourselves.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
WWJB group at Aquia Episcopal Church in Stafford, VA. Open to young adults in their 20s and 30s, 'What Would Jesus Brew' is their young adults group for discussing tough questions in a safe environment. We meet monthly at a local restaurant and our led by our Assistant Rector, Fr. James Rickenbaker.
For people who love to sing hymns and drink beer.
There is a grand tradition within the Christian church of bringing together hymn-singing and pub culture. In the nineteenth century William Booth’s Salvation Army put Christian words to popular music sung in pubs and taverns.
In the twenty-first century, the event ‘Beer & Hymns’ has emerged as a not-so-new form of worship.
This site provides links to Beer & Hymns groups and events around the world.
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
It's exactly what it sounds like. Join us to discuss scripture, church, current events, and of course...beer. Bring your favorite brew (or other libation) to share with the group. If you have any questions please contact Nick Tangen at [email protected] See you there!
WWJB is a time to talk God, drink beer. Let's meet up to discuss and debate theology, and to enjoy God's gift of fermentation! This is meant to be a free, laid-back, come-as-you-are discussion of the strange and beautiful world of Christian thought. Previous religious experience not required, previous drinking experience recommended!
ps: if you just want to join the discussion and have a Pepsi, you are more than welcome 🙂
WWJB is an outreach of Crossroads Fellowship (4155 Boulevard, Indy)
WWJB group at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN
Started by St. Andrew's Lutheran pastor Brian Norsman. According to Norsman: "Jesus met people where they were at in their lives. As a church, we have to think about meeting people where they're at — whether in their hobbies or whatever it might be. Craft brewing has really taken off the last couple of years. We're tapping into people's passions about brewing and combining it with God's word. It's one more way to bring a sense of community and faith together."
Highlighted in an article on 3 September 2015:
White Bear Press
The group meets once a month on the 1st Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 pm
To learn more about the group, please visit their webpage:
WWJB Small Group Signup
This is the local Savannah Chapter of Theology on Tap, a nationwide organization that is part of Renew International. RENEW Theology on Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in the Catholic community, and should serve as a springboard for other young adult initiatives.
For more information on Renew International's Theology on tap, please visit their website: http://www.renewtot.org/
Brewing beers of Biblical proportions since 2014 A.D
Emmanuales is possibly the smallest brewery in the United Kingdom, deep in the heart of God’s own county: Yorkshire. It is a nano brewery in the cellar in the suburbs of Sheffield with one aim: to brew beers of biblical proportions to the glory of God. Master brewer, Nick Law, brings together the Good News with the good brews. He asks the question: What Would Jesus Brew?
Emmanuales beer names are nothing short of genius:
Stout to the Lord
O Hoppy Day
Jonah and the Pale
As the Deer Pants for Porter
[Beer names are copyright of Emmanuales]
Welcome to WWJB Savannah!
Started by Chris Watkins, one of the co-founders of WhatWouldJesusBrew.beer, this group meets in various pubs around the Savannah area. This group is a casual gathering with the following objectives:
(1) Enjoy beer tastings. This is why this group meets, we all share a common appreciation for craft beer.
(2) Learn how to brew beer. We teach people how to brew, and help each other improve their brew. Each week we will discuss some aspects of brewing. It is fun to learn about beer, even if you don't brew yourself.
(3) Discuss God. Bring your questions about God and Christianity. All thoughts and ideas are welcome. No seriously, we welcome all viewpoints.
Owned by Scott Sullivan, an alumnus of evangelical Calvin College.
"We are the community gathering place," notes Sullivan, whose pastors are regulars in his taproom. "Conversations and debates go on all day and people trade ideas...I’ll often have a pastor sitting next to an atheist talking about all sorts of things, which isn’t something that can happen in a conventional church setting. How can you beat that?”
- as reported by CNN, Brett McCracken, 8 February 2014.
"For the wicked and the thirsty"
Kyrie Eleison (Greek for “Lord have mercy”) is a very old, even pre-Christian, expression used constantly in all Christian liturgies. The prayer is simultaneously a petition and a prayer of thanksgiving; an acknowledgment of what God has done, what God is doing, and what God will continue to do.
Their mission statement is simple: Love God. Love People. Love Ourselves. Do some Good.
Kyrie is an inclusive, interdenominational gathering that welcomes anyone from any walk of life, sex, race, culture or sexual orientation.
RENEW Theology on Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in the Catholic community, and should serve as a springboard for other young adult initiatives.
RENEW Theology on Tap is structured around a series of events centering on faith topics of interest to young adults. These events can be held in a restaurant, a parish hall, a coffeehouse, even in a bar; places where young adults already are comfortable and feel welcome. These events feature an engaging speaker presenting a theological topic, time for discussion, faith sharing, and community building.
Believe it or not, the idea for Monday Night Brewing grew out of a small Atlanta Bible study. We started brewing beer together on Monday nights as a way to get to know each other better. As we got more engrained in the industry and more people started showing up to brew with us, beer quickly became more than just a weeknight hobby.
We spent almost 5 years perfecting our beers before bringing them to market. Years of minor tweaks, arguments over hop profiles, and experiments with different brands of base malts are poured into every glass that we brew.
Monday Night Brewing
670 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
The founders of the WWJB website and mission are from Valley Church. They started hosting WWJB meetings to learn about God and about brewing beer.
At Valley we believe that when we connect with the pain and hope of the communities around us we shine the light of God into people's lives and our lives change as well. We take this seriously and it's what we're all about! Our Mission is to live for God, for People and for Change.
We host WWJB events to bring people together around a common appreciation of people.
5980 Lake Michigan Dr Suite B
Allendale, MI 49401
We worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Ceglarek Fine Arts Center at Allendale High School.
A bible study decided to form at a local bar called the "Silver Cow". A local blogger, Brian Little, knicknamed the "Beer Apostle", helped advertise the group. People from all backgrounds and faiths come together to study the Bible and practice charity.
The church meets in a bar with the hope to "remove some of those religious barriers and free people up to connect with God in a nonthreatening location"
Bar Church Mission:
"A lot of people seem to be interested in Jesus but are turned off by religion or just the idea of walking into an institutional church. We get that. At Bar Church, we're interested in creating a place where any person - regardless of their background, accomplishments, failures or issues - can come experience friendship, acceptance, and the grace that comes through Jesus. We invite you to join us when you're ready. Come as you are."
Church group that has met to discuss German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "The Cost of Discipleship", while also enjoying some craft beer.
“I feel that real and honest discussions between men happen when we have a nice IPA or stout in our hands,” said group founder Pastor Kevin Meisch.
Rev J.D. Brown says "We're really getting back to our roots here." The men's ministry brews beer in the parish kitchen. They are appropriately named "Humble Friar Oatmeal Stout", and "Dubya" and "Dubya-too" wheat beers. The church is located just outside of Dallas.
When membership was struggling, the church thought of new ways to better connect with people. This led to a homebrew competition, and a challenge for other local churches to brew beer in a friendly competition to raise money for charity. It was called the "What Would Jesus Brew?" competition. St Paul's team named themselves "Brew Unto Others" and their team slogan was "God's peace. Happy yeast."
A church group that made beer at New Life Presbyterian Church turned into a commercial venture with Hess Brewing Co. Mike Hess began the group with a dozen members and now brings in 60-100 attendees. The brewery expanded into a former Christian book store that had been owned by church members. The brewery has calls their flagship Belgian beer "Trinitas", name for the Holy Trinity.