Lenten Libations: Drawing (Beer) Inspiration from German Monks
Yes, Lent has already started. But after reading about J. Wilson and his 46 days of consuming only Doppelbock and water, you might be convinced to join the party.
Most of the Christian world woke up on Ash Wednesday with a newfound constitution to abstain from sweets, swearing or other small vices throughout the season of Lent. Brewvana beer blogger J. Wilson, on the other hand, is taking inspiration from the Trappist monks of Germany’s Paulaner Brewery. Like the monks 300 years ago, Wilson plans to fast throughout Lent, relying solely on doppelbocks as his only source of nutrition. For the experiment, Wilson teamed with Eric Sorensen, head brewer at Rock Bottom in Des Moines, Iowa, to brew Illuminator Doppelbock.