As we approached the ides of March, I’m willing to bet most people who made a New Year’s resolution have basically given up on whatever pledge they might have made when the clock hit midnight, whether they swore to start exercising or cut back on their drinking.
However, every year, millions of people around the world have the chance to reboot their resolution in the form of Lent, a period where Catholics are supposed to make some sort of sacrifice in order to gear up for Easter as a shoutout to Jesus, who purportedly spent 40 days in the desert without any sustenance.
For many people, this involves giving up some sort of vice but one man has decided to take a slightly different route by doing the polar opposite with his Lenten pledge: to drink nothing but beer until an egg-distributing bunny starts to make the rounds.
According to ABC 6, Dell Hall—an employee at Ohio’s Fifty West Brewing Company—has decided the best way to celebrate the season is to spend the next few weeks doing nothing but imbibing his beverage of choice.
It might seem like a bit of a copout but Hall’s decision is actually a tribute to the monks who did the same thing back in the 1600s:
“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. So the monks in Bavaria, they would call doppelbock liquid bread and basically it would sustain them through the 46 days of Lent.”
The Army veteran once did a four-day water fast to see if he was up to the challenge but will thankfully be incorporating some agua into his diet and consulting with a doctor during the experiment.
I wish him the best of luck on his harrowing journey.