Wherein a popular beer is renamed to honor priests
Remember the recent story about the priests who denied entry to a pub in Wales because the bouncer didn’t know what they were wearing… who they were? They were eventually admitted with apologies and applause and it all worked out.
As a follow up, I read now that the same priest-excluding Welsh pub has renamed one of their offerings in honor of the priests.
From Wales Online:
After spotting one of the priests called Reverend James drinking a popular beer – The Rev James – the company who own the chain, Brains, are renaming the ale to “The Thirsty Priests”.
The beer, described as a “rich, warming ale with a clean, rewarding finish” will be on sale soon in the capital’s pub.
It also has a witty slogan, which reads “saving souls and satisfying thirsts”.
Tim Lewis, PR Manager for Brains, said: “We wanted to do something as a ‘thank you’ to the priests for taking the misunderstanding in such good spirits.
“We thought what could be better than renaming The Rev James, their favourite ale, in their honour.
“It had to be something that captured the light-hearted nature of the story and we think the ‘Thirsty Priests’ is perfect.
Remember also to support the wonderful Benedictines of Norcia who make spectacular beer!