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!

Cheers!

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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.

Oremus.

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.