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A craft-beer-brewing, evangelical pastor

March 10, 2016

Here’s a great piece by Matt Kempner that provides some insight into Reformation Brewing out of Woodstock:

“Spencer Nix is an evangelical pastor who really, really likes a good beer.

He likes it so much, in fact, that he brews it. For a living. As a business.

There’s an odd balancing that goes into preaching the Gospel and selling suds. For instance, as the CEO of Woodstock-based craft beer maker Reformation Brewery, Nix makes sales visits to owners and managers of local stores, restaurants and bars. He usually does this on Thursdays, after spending part of the morning fine-tuning his Sunday sermons, including a recent one on the severity of God.

Severe is not a word I would use to describe Nix, after chatting with him a couple times. Consider that one of his brewery mottoes is “Set beer free.”

He and the 14 other employees at Reformation set 1,600 barrels of beer free last year and expect to unleash another 3,000 this year throughout north Georgia. That includes a couple seasonals and six year-round brews (an ale, IPA, white, porter, stout and tripel, in case you are into that kind of stuff).” – Matt Kempner, AJC

Read more here: http://www.myajc.com/news/business/heavenly-balance-a-craft-beer-brewing-evangelical-/nqXCs/

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