Beer Fast

Newspaper editor and beer blogger J. Wilson has decided to give up food for Lent. All food, in fact, the only thing he has been consuming since Ash Wednesday is Doppelbock beer and water. For those unfamiliar, Lent is the 40 days preceding Easter. Christ was said to have fasted in the desert for that amount of time, so in some religions faithful give up a favored activity or food during the same amount of time. Wilson based his fast on a 300 year old diet a sect of German monks observed during the Lenten season. His health seems to be holding up a lot better than the guy who ate fast food for a month, but he says he is sick of his chosen beer. When Lent is over and he goes out with his buddies, wonder what he will drink. Designated driver perhaps?

disclaimer: Picture was picked at random from yahoo images and has no connection to the beer consumed by Mr. Wilson.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 01, 2011

the guy gas dropped a bunch of weight too, so much for beer belly.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/01/11 at 01:51 PM
Here in Greece the priests bless everything.

I wonder if the beer he's consuming today is really the same thing as the monks were drinking. Beer has changed since way-back-when.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/02/11 at 12:17 AM
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