An Ohio man has pledged to give up all food and drink--except for beer--for Lent. Ohio’s WKRC-TV reports that Del Hall, who works at the Fifty West brewery in Dayton, was inspired by monks from the 1600's who would make a special bock beer for 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 explains. "So the monks in Bavaria, they would call doppelbock liquid bread and basically it would sustain them through the 46 days of Lent."
Hall, however, is altering the monks' tradition by including all types of beer in his fast. He is also documenting his beer fast on his YouTube channel.