If you’re offended by what we’re doing, we humbly ask for your forgiveness. Matters of faith and belief are deeply personal, and you may feel challenged by some of our ideas. Please take the Protestant Brewing Company for what it is first — something to be smiled at. And second, an exploration of faith, Christian culture, and beer.
A little over 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. He was an imperfect man with the simple idea that his church could be better, and he changed the course of history. We’ve got no such delusions of grandeur; we’re just hoping to add a bit of variety to one small town and maybe have a little fun. Perhaps we’ll prompt a few conversations along the way.
The Protestant Yang to a Catholic Yin
Martin Luther’s 95 Theses were the first step toward what later became the Protestant Reformation. The purpose was to call out the Catholic church and hopefully put it on a path more closely aligned with what Mr. Luther believed were the teachings of Jesus and scripture. It worked. From those early first steps grew a Protestant yang to a Catholic yin — a paradoxically opposing but also balancing power that forced both churches to evolve for the better.
A New Heresy Among the Brewers
If there’s a big idea behind a bunch of possibly blasphemous T-shirts and brewery concept — it’s that maybe the modern Christian church — both Catholic and Protestant — would do a bit better with a new yang to their yin. Maybe after 500 years, it’s time to move our thinking on faith and community forward in a new and newly heretical fashion. And maybe this time we should take a light-hearted approach!