posted by OSH
The beer fast goes clear back to 1600s (maybe longer), it's not all that bad. A brewery worker in Cincinnati just did this fast during this past Lenten season too.
Only did the Diet Coke after I broke the fast, which I stated in that post.
His name is Del and works for 50 West. I know him. I talked to him a few times during his fast. He said he put on weight over the winter knowing he was going to do the 48 day fast. He did make international attention doing the Monk fast. I just saw him a couple weeks ago a a Jungle Jim's Beer event.