The name Martin Luther is probably not the first historical figure that comes to mind when you think of craft beer. But ask co-founder Spencer Nix, and it makes perfect sense—Luther, a Protestant reformer of the 16th century, was known to invite folks over to discuss life, God, and nature while sharing beer. Chances are, most conversations at a brewery won’t be that philosophical. But who can blame them for trying? Paying homage to early Euro days, you’ll find several Belgian-inspired beers in addition to a strong IPA and a toasty porter. Try Cadence, a fig-laced Belgian ale; Union, a bright wit style with orange zest; and on reserve, Providence, a crisp Tripel.
Good to Know: Nix and co-founder Nick Downs started Reformation after years of home brewing together. The two met when Downs was flying commercial jets to Europe, being sure to pick up delicious souvenirs to share upon his return. When Down’s route changed, the buddies focused on home brewing. Soon enough they had plenty to share, and people to share it with. Then came the brewery.
Address: 500 Arnold Mill Way, Woodstock
Hours of Operation:
Thursday and Friday, 5:30-8 p.m.
Saturday, 2-4 p.m.