For the 46 days of Lent, J. Wilson is forgoing solid food and only drinking beer and water – just as Bavarian monks did hundreds of years ago.
Wilson is a husband, father, newspaper editor and beer enthusiast. The 38-year-old is the proprietor of the beer blog brewvana, where the motto is, “An ideal condition of harmony, beer and joy.”
“That pretty much sums up our lifestyle,” Wilson told CNN.
Wilson is not a suds-soaked frat boy, but a careful home brewer with an eye for history and a hope for a spiritual breakthrough.
He is a nondenominational Christian who said he doesn’t like to get hung up on religious labels.
He is practicing a Lenten fast with Christians throughout the centuries who typically give something up from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday (April 24 this year) to remind them of the sacrifice they believe Jesus made on the cross for them. Typically, Christians give up something such as alcohol or sweets.
Wilson knows his sacrifice is bit extreme. He said his wife, Michelle, has been completely supportive. In his experiments as a home brewer in Iowa, he said Michelle “puts up with a yeast blow up on the ceiling.”
via For Lent, can man live by brew alone? â€“ CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs
// Thank goodness for a completely supportive wife, huh guys?