I figured since the last post was about beer, and many places around the country and world are celebrating Oktoberfest, it would be appropriate to provide everyone with the propper blessing for beer -- yes this is the prayer that monks use when blessing the beer that they make --Trapists seem to be one of the last orders that still brew their own beer.
Blessing of Beer
Priest: Our Help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made Heaven and Earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May he also be with you.
Let us pray:
Lord, bless + this creature, beer,
which by your kindness and power
has been produced from kernels of grain,
and let it be a healthful drink for mankind.
Grant that whoever drinks it
with thanksgiving to your holy name
may find it a help in body and in soul;
through Christ our Lord.
(The been is then sprinkled with holy water.)