Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum; habemus papam - Benedictum XVI, April 19, 2005, and a THUMBS UP to BEER!
Okay, we had our doubts, but this latest news item changes our mind to ring the bell for great and glorious reason at the Oarhouse bar. As the Lord has changed the water into wine, his now current sheperd on earth in the persona of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI apparently boosted the sales of a once-struggling Stuttgart brewery when photographs of him enjoying its wheat beer brew showed up in public media circulation during his days as a cardinal.
And just this past weekend as reported, the brewery sent a hefty 185 gallons of its now famous liquid sustenance to Rome, in supplement to the continuous release of future papal bulls, I reckon. ;-)