But that's wine. Apparently now, churches are latching on to the hipster, artisanal, locally-sourced craze of 2013. They are trying to attract new members with craft beer.
That's right. Because at the Wedding at Cana, Jesus turned water into Sixpoint Bengali Tiger. But hey, at least it's a church taking note of some aspect of modernity. From NPR:
Some church groups are brewing it themselves, while others are bring the Holy Mysteries to a taproom. The result is not sloshed congregants; rather, it's an exploratory approach to do church differently.
Take for instance, Church-in-a-pub:
Every Sunday evening, 30 to 40 people gather at Zio Carlo brewpub to order pizza and pints of beer, to have fellowship, and have church — including communion.
I know I tend to wax philosophically after a few beers. And honestly, talking about God is fascinating, whether you believe in Him or not. To me, it's just the church part I hate. So arduous. Who wants to wake up early on a Sunday morning to sing? This isn't weekend Glee. This is real life. Wednesday at a bar sounds like a much better option.