Brewery employee to consume only beer for 46 days

An Ohio brewery employee has pledged to consume only beer for the entirety of Lent, documenting his challenge on YouTube.

Del Hall, director of sales at Fifty West Brewing Co. Credit: Twitter @Del_Hall

As reported by news station WKRC-12, Del Hall, director of sales at Ohio’s Fifty West Brewing Company, says he will refrain from all solid food until Easter, drinking only beer for sustenance, as well as water.

“I’m an army veteran, I was number one in my class in the army, I’ve run a full marathon before, 26.2 miles, and I’ve done big challenges, but this seems very daunting,” said Hall. “I’m just curious if I’m up to the challenge, if I’m going to be able to do it or not.”

Hall says he was inspired to take up the challenge after learning about German monks who consumed bock-style beer during Lent as a form of “liquid bread”.

“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.”

Hall plans to check in with a doctor throughout the challenge, and will document the experience on social media.

Beer will be the only thing on Hall’s menu, with no solid food allowed until Easter Sunday.

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