Religion & Beer: A Tasting at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

I am fascinated by the long interwoven histories of beer and religion. It is no surprise that so many great cultures have taken to worshiping fermented grain — if there is a god, beer certainly brings us closer to her.

And that’s why we will be praising the beer goddesses and gods during a night of drinking at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.

WHAT: Fermenting Revolution: A Tutored Tasting with the Beer Activist
WHERE: The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue located at … well, Sixth and I Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: 7pm, Thursday, January 13th, 2010
HOW MUCH: A measly 12 bucks!
THE BEER: The tentative line up includes beers from: Baying Hound Ale Works; Brewers Art; Peak Organic; Victory; and Dogfish Head. Paul Rinehart, owner and brewer at Baying Hound, will also join us for a special appearance.
MORE INFO: Visit the Sixth and I website right here.


11 Responses to Religion & Beer: A Tasting at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

  1. Tracy says:

    Hi Chris. We crossed paths at the City Garden Co-op ages ago. I just noticed this great opportunity on the Great Lakes Brewery website (I’m now back in my hometown of Cleveland). I remembered your blog and thought I’d pass along the link. Hope all is well and that you’ve found some Great Lakes Christmas Ale, now happily available in DC!

  2. Alcoholic beverages and religion have always been woven together because priests/monks were the original brewers. Saw something on the history channel about how whiskey saved the world, and a part of that had to do with beer and monks.

  3. Valentine says:

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  4. New Brewery says:

    I have always found the links between fermented beverages and religion interesting. The way that some religions embrace beer, wine, etc… as part of thier history and culture, and others shun them as things to be avoided.

  5. Need another opinion?!? We blog about beer and much much more.

  6. Enjoy reading about all the beers this blog reports on. We are in the planning stages for a new brewery in Northeastern USA called Nor’easter Brewing Company LLC and our business plan is to grow to over 25,000BBL within 5 years.
    The breweries you report on, allow for much encouragement.
    About to take the craft beer industry by storm!

  7. Les says:

    This really sounds great! I would be totally into it!

  8. Beers says:

    I am also interested in reading more about the history of beers. Please do keep us posted if you get more of it.

  9. Very interesting and cool at once. Obviously beer has a long history of interwovenness with monks etc. So not really surprising!

  10. True, the history of beer always fascinates me , I love to read about the history of beer

  11. Very nice post and interesting as well.The history of beer is always fascinating to every beer lover because it contains the art that is carried out by the various generations of beer to develop quality product.

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