An Ohio man has decided that instead of giving up beer for Lent, he will consume only beer between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Del Hall says that he was inspired by 17th century Bavarian monks who were able to sustain themselves by just drinking specially brewed beer during Lent.
“Being master brewers, they decided they would take a popular style of beer in Germany, bock beer, make it extra hearty and that would be their liquid bread, and that’s what they call it,” Hall told WKRC. “So the monks in Bavaria, they would call doppelbock liquid bread, and basically it would sustain them through the 46 days of Lent.”
Hall says that it is a daunting challenge and he wants to see if he can actually make it to Easter Sunday by only drinking beer.
“I'm an army veteran, I was number one in my class in the army, I've run a full marathon before, 26.2 miles, I've done big challenges but this seems very daunting,” Hall said. “So I'm just curious if I'm up to the challenge, if I'm going to be able to do it or not.”