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“This isn’t just a brew pub, it’s a church”

Posted by Bob Skilnik on March 22, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–“How about beer with your Bible?”

That’s the question NBC’s “Today” show host Campbell Brown asked March 4 on national television to introduce a report titled “Beer and Bibles: New Churches Lure Young Members.”

… The “church” in reality is the Schlafly Bottleworks where The Journey reaches out to younger adults who might not consider going to a traditional church setting.

…“Followers say they may come for the beer, but they stay for the Bible,” London said. “And back at the brew pub, it’s about saving souls, one beer at a time.”

Wow! It’s enough to make me convert.

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Jay Brooks over at Brookston Beer Bulletin, however, cites a study that gives much different response to beer and religion.

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Book Review: Beer and Food by Bob Skilnik

Posted by Bob Skilnik on March 22, 2007

Beer & Food: An American History received a nice endorsement from Alan McLeod up in Ontario on his “A Good Beer Blog.”

Here’s just a preview, but you really should put his blog on your saved feeds and regularly stop by the site;

“The full title is Beer and Food: An American History and it could not be a plainer truth. Bob leads us through the generations of US brewing and cuisine from colonial days to the present and shows how beer has experienced more than one rise and fall as an ingredient in the American kitchen. His research and explanations are primary – by which I mean he cites cookbooks from at least the early eighteenth century to the favorite recipes of modern craft brewers. He also ties them into the prevailing technologies and context whether it is on the frontier or in the days of prohibition. There is a good sized bibliography including booklets and papers giving confidence in the authority backing up what he tells us.”

Book Review: Beer and Food by Bob Skilnik

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