Offbeat: Man vows to fast on beer during Lent!

I know, I know: it sounds like a headline for The Onion.

But it’s actually by Anna Arco of the UK Catholic Herald, who relays to us a (slightly) tongue-in-cheek story to make us smile on this dreary day of fasting and abstaining:

An American blogger has pledged to live only off beer during Lent.

Following the ancient tradition of Bavarian monks who brewed stronger beer during the Lenten fast in order to subsist on an almost entirely liquid diet, J Wilson will spend the 46 days of the Lenten period drinking only beer. The young man, who writes about beer on the internet and claims never to have done a Lenten fast in his life, will drink bockbier, which was originally brewed by the Paulaner monks in Munich. [Continue reading…]



  • Michelle

    Hey, it might lead to some of the loftiest contemplations!

  • Denny

    In my day we had a name for someone that consumed only alcohol…ALCOHOLIC. This kind of thing shouldn’t be encouraged.

  • Rebekah

    +JMJ+ Sorry, EegahInc, I meant to click on “like.” :-0 Oops!

  • tantumblogo

    If he’s going to drink nothing but Paulaner Salvator Dopplebock he’s going to be drunk most of Lent. That stuff is 12% alcohol!

  • jcd

    Hope that these nuns will be ok and that they will not be tempted to give in to too much drink:Thieves steal 2 million dollars in cash from nuns:

  • EegahInc

    Of course, you know, the difficulty will be to get to him to quit fasting after the forty days is over.



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