This story comes to us via Robert at A Welsh View. Hurns Brewing Company in Wales has done their homework and found 24 “beer saints”:
by the Swansea-based Hurns Brewing Company which makes Tomos Watkin
ales has uncovered a number of so-called beer saints.
The company has found 24 holy men and women who became saints thanks to their accomplishments with the malty stuff.
turned water into beer, conjured tankards of beer from the ether, and
multiplied drops of beer into barrels and one barrel into hundreds.
have also wielded their pints as weapons of the Lord to end plagues,
quench eternal flames and fires, and slake the thirst of Christian
Beer was an important component of the secular and ecclesiastical diet, especially for monks fasting for their holy orders.
Almost every monastery from Mexico to Timbuktu brewed its own beer and more than a few still do.
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