Del Hall is the director of sales at Fifty West Brewing Company, which is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Many people give up alcohol for Lent, which commemorates the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the desert according to Christian theology. However, Hall is doing the opposite. He is only drinking beer until Easter.
Hall says that he was inspired by German monks from the 1600s. They brewed a beer during lent called a doppelbock, which is richer in carbs, and drank only that rather than eating solid foods.
Hall explained to Insider...
"I feel like if I do this, and I finish the 46 days, and I'm a sane man, moving forward, if I'm presented with an unhealthy food option, I can say I don't need to eat that right now."
We're not quite sure how drinking beer only for 46 days can help someone stay away from fried food, but sure, we'll go with it. Hall went on to explain that he plans to document the whole experience a la Super Size Me.
He's even graced us with daily update videos.
Week 1 Recap and Day 7 Weigh-in!!! www.youtube.com
More of them can be seen here.
He's also been keeping us updated on Twitter.
Thanks for having “dinner” with me tonight!!! #beergeek #beer #fast #craftbeer #lent #workhardplayhard #yolo #huber… https://t.co/GEU04l1NBg— Del Hall (@Del Hall)1552534016.0
People admired Hall for his fast.
@Del_Hall You got this!!! You'll be a legend if u pull this off. Good luck!!! And thank you for ur service.— Marco Cappellano (@Marco Cappellano)1552448399.0
@Del_Hall I admire that you are doing it like the monks did. Good luck in your beer fast brotha— pizza is BAE 🍕 (@pizza is BAE 🍕)1552446501.0
@Del_Hall You can do it, Del! You’re an inspiration. What kind of beers are you drinking tomorrow?— luke stencil (@luke stencil)1552440727.0
Though, some were concerned.
@TheBrofucius @Del_Hall What is your intake of beer per day ? what kind, what ABV and what volume. Also how much wa… https://t.co/5AH8n3PnPy— Brendan Kenny (@Brendan Kenny)1552403676.0
@Del_Hall I admire Your endeavor. However Monks in the 1600s. Well average life span was 35 Years.— The Brofucius (@The Brofucius)1552383456.0
@Del_Hall Ther is absofuckinglutely no way you have had only beer. No water, no fucking way. You'd be dead having only a diuretic.— Kris Borzilleri (@Kris Borzilleri)1552433170.0
Though, Hall did confirm that he's also drinking water.
@KBorzArt77 Of course I’ve had water!— Del Hall (@Del Hall)1552449076.0
Many were just curious to see how it all turns out.
@Del_Hall I'm with Shawn, I'm your follower 515, curious where you will go and how this works out, good luck!— Clark Goad (@Clark Goad)1552437488.0
@Del_Hall Dude I'm totally ready to see your journey unfold! I'm rooting for you! #onlybeernofood— Connor Kyle O'Keefe (@Connor Kyle O'Keefe)1552457152.0
We can't wait to see how it all turns out either.