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Old 10-22-2008, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default funny: home brew shop in SLC with 'missionary discount'

Didn't seem like this would belong in the 'chit-chat' forum because it is at least somewhat brewing related.

A home brew shop in salt lake city, Utah, has a discount program for missionaries. In this context missionaries are mormons, usually but not always aged 18-20 (there are older folks too) who volunteer 2 years time for the church.

I suspect this is tongue-in-cheek, although I have heard second-hand it is not unheard of for Mormons to drink beer. I have just never personally seen a Mormon touch an alcoholic beverage of any kind.

The Beer Nut, Inc's Missionary Discount

Are there any Mormons here who are also home brewers and care to chime in?
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:09 AM   #2
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I have a friend who's a mormon and a beer snob and did the mission thing a couple years. I had another friend in college who drank as much as typical college student. I don't know if they are exceptions to the rule tho.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:14 AM   #3
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I thought perhaps the context here for missionary was perhaps as a homebrew missionary as opposed to something attached to a real religion.

The few mormons I have known also did not drink
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Must resist telling Mormon fishing joke....
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ah, is that the one that goes "why should you always bring at least two mormons with you?"


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Yep and it's beer appropriate.
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yes it is!




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Maybe it's a Missionary position discount.

I actually used to smoke a certain herb that's legal in California for medicinal use with a working Mormon missionary.

Mormons who smoke and drink are called "Jack Mormons". Who really follows every part of their religion, anyway? Not many.

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Because one may be a jack mormon and you need a designated driver.
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That's my LHBS! It works be converting friends to homebrewing. When they pick up a starter kit, and reference your name, you get 20% off your next brew.

In my experience (I live in Utah...so it's extensive) mormon's don't drink unless they were raised in a culture that does (i.e. German Mormons...they exist), in which case they drink for flavor and appreciation rather than drunkedness.
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ah, so it is 'missionary of beer brewing' not 'mormon missionary' that they are referring to.

I lived in Utah for a couple years. I assumed SLC plus the word 'missionary' == mormon.

Silly me. I had this mental image of mormon missionaries hiding carboys in their apartments, surreptitiously whispering names to the guy at the counter at the shop to get discounts, etc.
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