500 YEARS OF THE REFORMATION
It’s been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg.
Here We Stand
It’s been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. While that singular act is credited for sparking the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther’s impact was much more than that moment.
A lifetime of theological conversations, many centered around his table and his wife’s home brewed beer, inspired others to question the status quo and develop a personal, direct relationship with God and the Bible.
Just as Luther was inspired to stand up for his beliefs, and worked throughout his life to reform old ways of thinking, many independent craft brewers have risked it all in an effort to reform our idea of beer.
The direct connection with brewing at home, and with small-scale, locally-produced beer from breweries in our home towns, has transformed what beer means — how it tastes, how it’s served, and how we participate in the culture that comes together to appreciate these good gifts.
This October, we celebrate four years serving our community.
A Quadrupel Ale is well-named for a 4th anniversary. Its generous malt bill and higher alcohol content suit this style for sipping and storytelling. As a style rich in heritage, with layers of complex aroma and flavor, it also pairs well with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation celebrated by Reformers worldwide.
Amber to dark brown in color, notes of caramel, dark sugar, and malty sweetness characterize this style. Additions of chamomile in our Quadrupel Ale lend subtle earthy, complex undertones that are balanced by fruity yeast-derived esters that improve over time. Cellar for a year or more and notes of raisin, dates, or even fig may move to the forefront.
Set Beer Free
What we discover through the process of brewing and serving is unique to each of us. But we all agree there’s no substitution for the simple and satisfying endeavor of making and serving family and friends with the results of your labor. Like Luther and Kate who inspired so many all those years ago, today we are liberated by the value that emerges from celebrating and serving others.
Set beer free with us this October as we celebrate with our neighbors, welcome old friends, and make room at the table for friends we haven’t met yet.