Man Lives Off Beer For Lent

12 Apr

Don't judge me. I'm doing it for the monks...


Normally, people give up something they like, such as sweets, coffee, soda, etc. But THIS GUY gave up everything except beer and water for lent.

I can’t decide if I think this guy is my number one hero or an alcoholic seeking to make a mockery out of the sanctity of religious sacrifice.

Either way I’d probably give him a high five for being able to stomach 4 – 5 Doppelbocks a day on zero food.

Newspaper editor and beer blogger J. Wilson has vowed to only live off beer and water for 46 days as a test of Franciscan monk fast.

According to a article, this non-denominational Christian drinks four 12-ounce Illuminator Doppelbocks on weekdays and 5 on weekends. The beer is 6.7% ABV and got a rating of A – on beer advocate so it must be okay.

He is 35 days in and still truckin’ through lent although he told reporters he was tired of the beer after day five.

He has a keg installed in his house and at his work so he has easy access to the 288 calorie brew at all hours of the day.

Now, there’s this pesky rumor circulating that beer makes you fat. I would like to quash that right now since this guy lost 15 pounds in a month. Sign me up for this diet.

His plans for his first non-beer meal? Smoothies, Mexican food and a bacon sandwich. That’s an interesting combo.

Read the full article here.  Or watch the video I have conveniently embedded for you.


4 Responses to “Man Lives Off Beer For Lent”

  1. Afrobutterfly April 13, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    This is the guy at AA meetings rocking the ‘Beer 4 Jesus’ bumper sticker. Awesome.

    • beerforgirls April 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

      But it’s all for the monks – a test of Franciscan ritual!

      Actual quote from him: “I want to teach beer people about god and god people about beer.”

      In his defense he lives in Idaho or Iowa, or some other boring state starting with an I. I would drink my face off too.

      • Afrobutterfly April 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

        Noted. But the great state of Illinois is shaking its head at you right now.

  2. ben April 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Before you hop on the all-beer diet, consider that this guy has, in all likelihood, lost 15 pounds of muscle while simultaneously increasing his body fat.

    Couple that with beer-induced blood sugar spikes and dips and…

    Let’s just say Morgan Spurlock might giving this guy a ring before much longer.

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