Thursday, May 12, 2005

Benedict XVI and Beer

I knew there was some deeper reason why I liked him:

Pope Benedict XVI gives thumbs up to beer

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Thanks to the pope, a German brewery is enjoying new success thanks to his “endorsement.”

A Stuttgart brewery had been struggling to sell its wheat beer, until pictures showed then -Cardinal Ratzinger enjoying the brew every once in a while.

So when the new pope was elected, white smoke not only emerged from the Sistine Chapel, but from the brewery’s chimney as well.

This past weekend, the brewery sent a beer truck to Rome delivering 185 gallons of beer to the pope.

1 comment:

Patrick O'Hannigan said...

I found out which beer is involved, with a little help from my friends:

http://paragraphfarmer.blogspot.com/2005/05/beer-and-benedict-xvi.html