At Black Abbey Brewing Company, we take an artisanal approach to beer, crafting unique and approachable ales from the highest quality ingredients. Yet it’s more than that. We strive to supply liquid refreshment that is greater than the sum of its fine parts. Our beers are created. Not made. Right here in Nashville.
For everything from our company name to our beers, we draw inspiration from the profound actions of Martin Luther, a German law student who in 1505 had a lightning-strike moment, quite literally, and became a monk. Luther’s focus on fellowship and community, his willingness to shake things up when necessary, and his commitment to transforming something distant and unattainable into a comfortable, meaningful part of daily life sparked a massive social, religious and political reformation. Luther believed we should drink for joy! We at The Black Abbey Brewing Company second that wholeheartedly.
That’s a little insight into what makes our beer so divine. We hope that you enjoy getting to know our brotherhood of beers and we look forward to sharing our brewing vision with you, ideally, over a pint.
The Fellowship of Beer
“St. Anne, help me! I will become a monk!” Fearing he was suffering God’s judgment, Martin Luther uttered these words while trapped in a fierce thunderstorm in Stotternheim, Germany in 1505. True to his declaration, the onetime law student soon joined the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt, Germany. A few years later he relocated to Wittenberg’s monastery, The Black Cloister, and it was there that he penned his famous Ninety-Five Theses. He nailed the document, which boldly challenged the church establishment, to the Castle Church doors in Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517. So began the Protestant Reformation.
Belgium is famous for Trappist monks creating unparalleled and delicious ales. Throughout their history, the Belgian Trappists have brewed to suit the tastes of their brothers, using available ingredients.
The Black Abbey Brewing Company was founded in a Nashville neighborhood. Good friends working together to craft something unique as the city itself. The personality of Middle Tennessee is as unique and charming as anywhere in the country. We are proud to be a Tennessee brand and we let that shine through the design of our beer. Approachable as a smile, friendly as a handshake, neighborly as a back yard barbeque, we at The Black Abbey are your neighbors. We can’t wait to share a pint with you.