Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Brew Like a Monk: Spiritual Practice as Fermentation

A Spiritual Formation Elective


B.J. Woodworth, Lead Pastor, The Open Door, and homebrewer


Sept. 17-20, 2017


For centuries, beer has been a means for spiritual growth - from monks embracing the contemplative process of brewing "liquid bread" to the ways it has stimulated meaningful conversations when shared. Fermentation as well provides a rich metaphor for the transformation into which the Spirit invites us. Come explore the connections among beer, monastic practice, and spiritual "fermentation."

Registration / Housing / Directions

The registration fee for this course is $375 plus a $30 activity fee (T=$405). The registration includes refreshment breaks, Monday lunch and dinner, and Tuesday lunch; remaining meals and lodging are the student's responsibility.



Limited housing is available on the Seminary campus. To reserve a room, contact our Reception Office at reception@pts.edu or 412-924-1397.

Directions to the Seminary can be found HERE.

Advance Preparation

Details about advance readings are forthcoming.