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Ohio Man Vows to Only Drink Beer for 40 Days and 40 Nights....For Jesus!

Many people give up beer for Lent but one Ohio man is turning the tables.

Del Hall, who works at Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, said he will only be drinking the alcoholic beverage until Easter Sunday. He is also giving up all food.

First reaction: not possible. I hate to burst this guys bubble, but I’m a realist and this alcoholic-edition of Supersize Me is infeasible. And anyone that’s been on Spring Break knows it from experience. I mean, how many of you guys have tried living off beer and hot dogs for a week in Panama City? I couldn’t have gone an 8th day, let alone 40 days. And I at least had hot dogs! So do I think he can make it through Lent by only drinking beer and not eating anything…..?


But just because I don’t think he’s going to make it to Easter Sunday does not mean I don’t commend him for his efforts. Most people give up unhealthy habits for Lent to try and better themselves. This dude is embracing them. And his spin zone to his family and friends is an all-timer, too. He’s doing this because the monks of the 1600s did it!

“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 said. “So the monks in Bavaria, they would call doppelbock liquid bread and basically it would sustain them through the 46 days of Lent,”

How else could you convince your wife to let you drink for 40 straight nights?  “Honey, I’m doing this for Jesus!” Bullshit or not, this is huge for his chances of success. Because people have done some WILD things with Jesus on their side. Ever heard of David and Goliath? Through Christ, anything is possible. And not only is this man a disciple of God, he’s a veteran, too.

“I’m an Army veteran, I was No. 1 in my class in the Army, I’ve run a full marathon before, 26.2 miles.”

Oh boy. If there’s anyone that can pull this off, it’s a bible reading serviceman that’s run a marathon. That checks all the boxes! I want to thank this man for his service. To our country, but more importantly to the beer drinking men that are just trying to find an excuse to indulge in a cold one without their wife hounding them. This one is for Jesus! Mr. Hall, we salute you!