Last week, I was cruising through photos on Instagram and saw one that really caught my eye. I emailed my buddy and asked him to send me the text! He had posted a Catholic prayer of the Blessing of Beer which he found in a pre-prohibition Roman Catholic prayer book.
In order to authenticate it’s relevance to discern whether to post or not, I asked a priest friend to take a look. Father let me know that it comes from the Old Book of Blessings!

So next time you brew up some homebrew, invite your priest over and have him bless it!


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Blessing of Beer

V. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.

V. Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.


Bene+dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisiae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi, et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti; ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corpus et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

R. Amen.

Et aspergatur aqua benedicta.

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English translation:

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

And it is sprinkled with holy water.