Welcome to my site!  Epiphany Brewing™.

5/6/2008 Site update!  Epiphany Brewing™ wearables are now available here!  Get yours and be the coolest kid on your block!  If you don’t see something you like, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to add to the line-up. Currently these are promotional items, so you are paying cost.  I might increase the cost in the future and donate the proceeds to charity.

Epiphany (Greek: επιφάνεια, “appearance” or “manifestation”) is a Christian feast intended to celebrate the “shining forth” or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus.

It was an epiphany when I learned that “you can actually brew your own beer!?” It immediately made sense and I knew I had to brew.  The hobby is creative and artistic and has brought me peace of mind.

I decided to drop the “what’s brewing” section of this page – it was embarrassingly out of date. Please check out my new brew system by clicking the link here!.

A friend and fellow usher at Church called me “The Parish Brewer” – I like that title! I’ve been brewing a lot for our Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fries. As good a reason as any for brewing.

Beer Blessing
from the Rituale Romanum ( no 58 )

Bless, O Lord, this creature beer, that Thou hast been pleased to bring forth from the sweetness of the grain: that it might be a salutary remedy for the human race: and grant by the invocation of Thy holy name, that, whosoever drinks of it may obtain health of body and a sure safeguard for the soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Béne + dic, Dómine, creatúram istam cerevísæ, quam ex ádipe fruménti prodúcere dignátus es: ut sit remédium salutáre humáno géneri: et præsta per invocatiónem nóminis tui sancti, ut, quicúmque ex ea bíberint, sanitátem córporis, et ánimæ tutélam percípiant. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen

(Translation by Fr. Ephraem Chifley, O.P.)

“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” St. Arnold (alt: Arnulf/Arnoul/Arnoulf), Bishop of Metz 612 AD.

Interesting Links

Intro to kegging

Stones 10th Anniversary Party – fun with Dude Night and The Beer Report guys!