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The Official Catholic Beer Blessing

19208_Monch_Mit_Bierkrug_fOne of the great things about being Catholic is that the Church has quite literally thought of everything at some point or another. Some inventive cleric even thought to include a beer blessing in the Rituale Romanum (my parish also has an annual wine blessing). Creation is good. Beer is good. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Latin:

V. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.

V. Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.


Bene+dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen

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  1. Rodney Muiser

    Hi Christian brothers and sisters my wife and children are catholic and I am a baptised Pentecostal christian that attends your church offend with my family and like drinking beer and praise god for your blessing on beer.

  2. Leonard " unionrdr" Cogar

    I remember when the wife & I were kids at St Mary’s, we had little leather bound Bibles with the mass in it…in Latin. We had to pray & sing certain verses in Latin in those days a couple times a week in church during school hours. But this prayer is a new one. Funny that it’s similar to one I came up with for holidays where I’d serve my home brews?

  3. Xavierm1898

    I love this post, as well as this entire blog. It’s inspired me to blog some of my own thoughts and interests! I linked this post in my own post about the beautiful history of Catholics and our love of beer,

  4. Anne

    “Beer – the cause of – and solution too – all of our problems.”

    – St. Homer Simpson

  5. Guillaume Dubarry de Lassale

    Very nice prayer… we think about the answer of armagnac
    Union de prière


    Get drunk but don’t take God in your mouth.

  7. John

    “I had to become a Catholic because its the only church that does not see a contradiction between a pint, a pipe and a pew.”,
    G.K. Chesteron

  8. I get a few visitors from this post every day. Apparently your readers like it. If you would like to use the image of the blessing from the rituale, just let me know.

  9. An wonderful graphic with this blessing is available here:

  10. socratesismortal

    Would you need a priest to say this blessing, or could a layman do it?

  11. Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!

  12. Amen, amen, amen. Amen to that everyday of my life!

  13. Jeff Walker

    I’ll keep this prayer handy as I do my favorite toast over dinner when wine is served. It was composed by Hilaire Belloc:

    “Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
    There’s always laughter and good red wine.
    At least I’ve always found it so.
    Benedicamus Domino!”

  14. James Scarnici

    Beer is good. God is good. Thank God for good beer.

  15. Marc

    Reblogged this on Marc's View on Stuff and commented:
    The beer blessing?? How could I NOT re-blog this?!

  16. Marc

    Just another great reason to be Catholic!

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