Brewery Founder Tom Schaeffer: ‘I Started a Brewery to Facilitate Ministry’

Brewery Founder Tom Schaeffer: ‘I Started a Brewery to Facilitate Ministry’

Tom Schaeffer is a Lutheran pastor as well as the founder of Black Cloister Brewing in Toledo, Ohio.

“I didn’t start a brewery to get out of the ministry,” he says. “I started a brewery to facilitate ministry.”

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Schaeffer is a strong believer that churches can learn a lot about hospitality and community from visiting a brewpub. Hear more about the story behind Black Cloister in our new video.