Kansas City, Kansas parishioners to do a Lenten beer fast with new KC Bier Co. brew
On Feb. 21, the brewery hosted Blaha in the brewery's cellar and packaging hall for the annual “Blessing of Ale." Blaha, of Christ the King Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady & St. Rose in KCK, blessed the entire tank of the Doppelbock prior to it being kegged for serving during the season.
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How the All-Beer Lent Diet Became a ‘Thing’
Many beer fans know that the doppelbock beer style got its start among early Christian monks, who used strong beers as liquid sustenance during Lent, the 46-day period of fasting and prayer that leads up to Easter Sunday. But some need their knowledge about drinks to be more personal than the rest of us.
As winter fades into spring, it’s once again time for Lent — as well as for stories about people who are trying to replicate the all-beer diet of medieval monks in the modern era.
“I did it because I was genuinely curious about the origin story of doppelbock,” explains J. Wilson, who followed a beer-only diet for Lent in 2011, earning coverage in CNN, Men’s Health, and Draft Magazine, among other publications. He later described the experience in his own book, “Diary of a Part-Time Monk“.
Research into beer, Wilson says, had left him wondering if the history of doppelbock was real or more of a marketing ploy. So, he says, “I decided that the only way to find out for sure was to give it a try.”