Saturday, July 14, 2007 AD

An honest question for debate

There is a micro-brewery here in Manitoba which brews pretty decent beer. My question has to do with three of the beers they produce: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Would it be considered blasphemous to drink such beer?

(Or at very least, heretical?)


Blogger Sean said...

yes, but only because they are belgian style beers. :)

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno...but I want to try their Weizenbock, Holy Spirit, and Weizenheimer brews!

5:57 PM  
Blogger kristina said...

I want to know why they call it that.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Brewmaster Dave said...

In response to Kristina:
I brewed the beers in homage to the monks of the seven remaining trappist breweries. Unfortunately, their art is dying in an increasingly industrialized world. You can read about them in the book "Brew Like a Monk".

Although I'm not terribly religious myself (and will therefore leave the debate up to you), it's hardly blasphemous/heretical to enjoy something Martin Luther himself enjoyed so much at the Diet of Worms. It is well documented that he travelled/enjoyed/sustained himself with casks of Einbeck (bock) beer.

Brewmaster Dave :)

3:07 PM  
Blogger Rev. Alex Klages said...

It's not the quality or desire to drink the beer I'm questioning, it was just the name on the beer. (Plus, the question was asked tongue-in-cheek, as this site would suggest.) Looking forward to having some more Halfpints goodness next time I'm up in the city!


3:59 PM  
Blogger RevGoT said...

As a brewer and reverend myself, I can't help but think of Paul when he said that if someone offered you a meal and said it had been offered to idols, to say no because of conscience. Maybe if a friend bought it for you and didn't tell you what it was called, you could drink with a clear conscience. Maybe.

I haven't seen that brew here in Alberta yet.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

tHis reminds me of a drinking annecdote from Baltimore, MD. I was in an Irish pub sitting next to an old man who had become part of the bar he was so old. He ordered a Guiness and when it was served he said a Hail Mary, formed the Catholic cross (is there a better name for this gesture?) and said "To the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit". He then dipped his finger into the foam, held it up, sucked his saugage finger clean and said "And to the Virgin Mary". I almost fell out of my seat. So to answer your question....Uh, what was the question again?
Happy New Year!

2:47 PM  

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