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Offline poche

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The Beer Fast
« on: February 24, 2020, 12:43:50 AM »
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  • But did you know that Catholic monks once brewed beer specifically for a liquid-only Lenten fast?
    Back in the 1600s, Paulaner monks moved from Southern Italy to the Cloister Neudeck ob der Au in Bavaria. “Being a strict order, they were not allowed to consume solid food during Lent,” the braumeister and beer sommelier of Paulaner Brewery Martin Zuber explained in a video on the company’s website.
    They needed something other than water to sustain them, so the monks turned to a common staple of the time of their region – beer. They concocted an “unusually strong” brew, full of carbohydrates and nutrients, because “liquid bread wouldn’t break the fast,” Zuber noted.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/these-17th-century-monks-did-a-beer-fast-for-lent-90886

    Anybody ready for a beer fast? 

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    Plagiarized from 2018/Re: The Beer Fast
    « Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 02:00:02 PM »
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