MDJ wrong to focus on brewers, beer
May 07, 2014 01:33 AM | 2475 views | 7 7 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Story “Changes are Brewing” Monday’s MDJ

We have subscribed to the MDJ for over 30 years and I feel justified in registering my complaint about your front page. You forced me to have to read about a brewer making beer and related products. If you have all that free space to waste why don’t you publish something beneficial to our young people and community?

With all the emphasis on brewing, drinking and attraction to the “younger clientele,” perhaps the MDJ could come up with something constructive for the younger generation, especially with graduation and senior proms coming up.

Not everyone who reads your paper shares the MDJ’s glee with a brewer coming to town. Who came up with the name “Schoolhouse Beer and Brewing”? That is just simply sickening.

Give us a break.

Charles Love

East Cobb

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Matt R.
June 10, 2015
I mistakenly stumbled across this thread when I was looking for the address for Schoolhouse Beer and Brewing. Even though I'm about a year behind here, I felt it was important to support this business. The business does nothing to support underage drinking or drunk driving. In fact, It seems confusing to label this business "post-Christian." The business provides a monthly Bible study for interested clientele and seems to always have selections on tap from other Christian brewers. Those who believe brewing is "post-Christian" are simply misinformed. Beer brewing is one of the oldest Christian professions. Medieval Christian monks are largely responsible for making brewing a craft rather than a necessity for safe hydration on long voyages.
Mel C.
May 18, 2014
The owner of Schoolhouse Beer is a retired teacher and entrepreneur with a focus on customer service and education. He teaches people to brew their own beer at home and supports the local economy by purchasing and selling products from multiple local breweries.

I can't imagine there was anything in the article encouraging under-aged drinking or driving under the influence.

Homebrewing is a popular hobby among young professionals and individuals who are interested in science and sustainability. I think these new businesses and the City's lenience of regulations are indicative that our community is in the midst of an upswing.
May 09, 2014
I say let's invite 0bama and all sit down and have a beer. Chill out no one is making you read the article or drink a beer.
May 09, 2014

That's all well and fine, all touchy and feely, up until the boozer inserts his keys into his car ignition. Now he's a public menace. I will see how chilled out you are after a drunk driver kills your family. Yeah, no one made the drunk driver get behind the wheel. He chose to!
May 09, 2014
Congratulations to the MDJ for helping to promote the post Christian age in America. By promoting alcohol, the MDJ no long reflects the values of the community it once served.
Chris Matthews
May 07, 2014
I suggest you have a beer and take a deep breath...


A young person.
Rick Z
May 08, 2014
No one forced you to do anything.
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