Chicago bar owner gives up food for Lent -- drinks beer instead
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CHICAGO — You’ve probably heard of people abstaining from alcohol for Lent, the period between the Christian celebrations of Ash Wednesday and Easter. But what about giving up food and living off beer?Chicago magazine has the story of Pat Berger, the owner of Paddy Long’s and Kaiser Tiger, who is doing just that. Along with coffee, unsweetened tea, water and “a plethora of vitamins,” he’s subsisting on a diet of beer. Though he’s drinking a variety of brews, he did commission Great Central Brewing Co. to make a doppelbock specifically for his unique situation. And with an ABV of 7.1, it isn’t ...

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