Katie is safely back from her quick trip to Salzburg and Munich, and I am ridiculously excited that she managed to find and bring me a Salvator Doppel Bock! For those of you priveleged to own a copy of the famed Bad Catholic's Guide to Wine, Whiskey, & Song, please turn to page 277 and read "Salvator Beer - Save Us from Lent!"
This one was first brewed in 1629 specifically for Lent. It is strong, hardy, and up to 8% alcohol - meant to compensate a bit for the fasting. It was so good that they had to send a barrel down to Rome to get special permission from the Pope to drink it during Lent. Ah, I am looking forward to this.