Episode 47 -4th Commandment Part 1

We begin our discussion of the fourth commandment explanation by Martin Luther in the Large Catechism.

Beer Break

Griffin Claw Brewing Company on Eton Road in Birmingham, Michigan.

El Rojo Red Ale ABV: 6.5 IBU: 25

A bronze medal winning El Rojo Red Ale has a malty, roasted flavor profile. Entered in competition as an English brown, the El Rojo is more of an American Red – bigger than Scottish Reds with a beautiful ruby red color and a rich, roasty, caramel body.

The Griffin Claw is not nearly as much of a second office as comments in this podcast appear to make it.

Episode 43 – Finishing the Preface to the Large Catechism

In this episode we finish our examination of Martin Luther’s preface (the long one and the short one) to the Large Catechism.

Beer Break

Grand Rabbits from Black Rock Brewery in Marquette, Michigan, is our featured beer. This cream ale is a delicious beer that sparkles with the waters of Lake Superior. Check out the About Us section of their website. Some good humor that grabbed Mike’s attention.

Episode 42 – Large Catechism Preface Part 2

This podcast episode continues a new format for Grace on Tap. We provide a running commentary of the Large Catechism as we read it together. This episode nearly concludes our discussion of the preface.

You can download the version we are using and follow along with our commentary:

1531 Edition of the Large Catechism in German

The Large Catechism was written by Martin Luther with material from sermons he preached as a part fo the catechism series he did in Wittenberg. The first edition was published in April of 1529. He wrote the longer preface to the 1530 edition while at the Coburg Castle waiting for new from the Diet of Augsburg.

Beer Break

SBC – Saugatuck Brewing Company has a brewery with food and 16 taps. They also have the Barrel Room which provides customers a close look into their Barrel Aging Program, along with 15 rotating taps of speciality and barrel aged beers.

This episode features the Singapore IPA. It is a well-balanced IPA with a little bitterness and powerful citrus burst.

Episode 41 – Commentary on the Preface to the Large Catechism Part 1

This podcast episode begins a new format for Grace on Tap. In this episode and the next several we will provide a running commentary of the Large Catechism as we read it together.

You can download the version we are using and follow along with our commentary:

1531 Edition of the Large Catechism in German

In this episode we get through the first 12 paragraphs of the preface.

The Large Catechism was written by Martin Luther with material from sermons he preached as a part fo the catechism series he did in Wittenberg. The first edition was published in April of 1529. He wrote the longer preface to the 1530 edition while at the Coburg Castle waiting for new from the Diet of Augsburg.

Beer Break

Brewery Vivant is a place of tradition and artistic approach to the Belgian and French style of beers. They use local sources for ingredients and run their business to be environmentally sustainable, with social equity, and economic viability. The brewery in Grand Rapids is in an 80+ year old renovated building. Between 1894-1980 it was operated as a funeral home. The chapel of the funeral home still possess the wood beams and light fixtures.

Chapel then
Chapel of the brewery at Christmas time

The beer we feature in this episode is the Bourbon Barrel Aged Quadrupel. +9% ABV – VARIES by year.