“Ein Proooosit!” the Black/Red way!

A kind reader sent the following:

Fr. Z –

We were impressed with how nicely a 12 oz beer fit in your large mug!

Thanks guys, and PROSIT!

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  1. Thomas says:

    I hope they’re not implying that they need to drink heavily to get through your blog, Father.

  2. Thomas: You consider a 12 oz beer heavy drinking. Okay.

  3. Thomas says:

    Alas, my 235 lbs. would indicate otherwise.

  4. Mitch_WA says:

    Thomas: For heavy drinking use this http://www.cafepress.com/WDTPRS.216984926

  5. Dr. Eric says:


    I think that there are many German priests who would love one of those!!!!! :-D

  6. Irenaeus says:

    drink the black, drink the red…

  7. Benedict says:

    Drink the black stout, Drink the red ale

  8. Joe says:

    what a coincidence. Our cook is sick so I made supper tonight, which was mostly beer and cheese soup (replacing the chicken stock with vegetable stock, which did not make a noticeable difference for me). The soup did not take all the beer so the cook had to finish it. The novices loved it.

  9. Dave says:

    Nazdrowie! Sto lat!
    Poles invented beer, after all (and wodka too, for that matter, regardless of what our Orthodox friends to the East may claim)!

  10. Daniel K. says:

    The blacker, the better. :)

  11. little gal says:

    “Drink the black stout, Drink the red ale”

    Drink the Weissbier with a slice of lemon. Yum,yum.

  12. Roland de Chanson says:

    Irenaee, nigram bibe, rubram bibe. I agree. Or as the Greeks say, e pithi e apithi. (aut bibe aut abi) Either drink or go away. I would put in the Greek characters except that if Chinese does not display, what hope is there for the font of Western Civ? ;-)

    Dave, didn’t the Egyptians invent beer? And Hildegard von Bingen added hops to the brew. She also vividly described the female orgasm. Bona mulier, illa! I sto lat tobie tez! (Centum annos tibi quoque!) I won’t attempt the dot on the z since neither Sinic nor Hellenic fonts display, what hope for Slavic?

    Daniel K., would a pint of Guinness fit in a Fr. Z. mug? ;-0)

  13. JNR says:

    These are fine Christian gentlemen. God bless them.

  14. SSPX Seminarian says:

    Hello, thought you may be interested to see this new interview with Bishop Fellay. French with english subtitles.


  15. Scott W. says:

    I heard that the Holy Father likes Stuttgarter-hofbrau wheat beer:


  16. Paul the Other says:

    Mitch: For heavy drinking use this http://www.cafepress.com/WDTPRS.216984926

    I think the lettering should go lengthwise along the stein. That way it can be read when tilted to the horizontal.

  17. sacerdos in germania says:

    My top three…
    Schneider Weiss
    Heinz vom Stein ‘Dunkles’ Hefe-Weiss
    Andechs Doppel Bock

    I just love Germany!

  18. veritas says:

    Has everyone seen the picture of a young-looking Cardinal Ratzinger drinking from a large stein? Very much the genial Bavarian.

  19. wsxyz says:

    Priester in Deutschland:

    Can you really say that Schneider Weisse is better than Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier? I think not…

    Now Andechs is something else entirely. I hope you are able to frequent (and I mean frequent) Kloster Andechs. I have never had a better beer in my life.

    And what about Altbier? Enjoying an Altbier in Düsseldorf is a beautiful thing.

  20. sacerdos in germania says:


    Well,the Schneider was my first weissbier so I listed that as my first for sentimental reasons…I’m sure you understand. I’ve been the Kloster Andechs quite a few times, so I know what you mean. I have had the Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weisse…oh ja das ist aber gut but the Korbinian…now das ist ein gutes Bier!

    Well, in any case de gustibus you know…;)

  21. little gal says:


    Do you have the picture handy? I would love to see it.

  22. Roland de Chanson says:

    Here is a link to Cardinal Ratzinger with a glass of bier:

    Eine kleine Biermusik bitte, Herr Mozart?

    Im Himmel gibt’s kein Bier,
    Drum trinken wir es hier.
    Denn sind wir nicht mehr hier,
    Dann trinken die andern unser Bier.

    Ach du lieber! Was für einen eschatologischen Albtraum! [What an eschatological nightmare!]

  23. little gal says:

    Here is the Holy Father- in clerical garb- enjoying a stein of Bier:


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