There is rich history throughout the brewery, packed right into their name “Black Cloister.” As a Lutheran Pastor, Schaeffer wanted to pay tribute to his roots and Martin Luther, father of the modern day Protestant Church, originally studied at Black Cloister in Germany in the 16th century.
No stranger to award-winning breweries, the Toledo community has rapidly embraced BCBC. They were the first US Craft Beer back in the German American Festival in a number of years and will celebrate their third year of being offered this year. In addition to appearances at local festivals and international competitions, BCBC has quite the reputation for supporting community fundraisers and organizations. Recently they hosted “Pints for Prairies” on behalf of the Toledo Zoo. Schaeffer’s team and the Zoo have partnered on a conservation effort to develop an urban prairie on Erie Street to beatify the area.
Coming Soon: Schaeffer and the team recently acquired a brandy barrel and have been aging a Belgian Golden Strong brew for eight months. They will be bottling the brew soon with an exclusive release – stay tuned to FB for more details.