Lent is upon us, and Del Hall is once again giving up everything and strictly pounding brews, but this time around, it’s for a great cause.
For the past three years, the Ohio brewery owner has decided to limit his diet to strictly beer for lent, losing between 40 to 50 lbs each year, getting his calories only from alcohol and water (with perhaps a little black coffee mixed in there), but absolutely no food.
I’m gonna take that as proof that ripping beers is a perfectly healthy diet.
According to NBC12, Hall’s method was pretty simple:
“I only have three to five beers a day… It’s not like I’m drinking constantly. If you eat your standard diet, it gets boring, you don’t eat the same thing every day. So, I am definitely not going to drink the same thing every day.”
Anyways, back to the main point of the story. As co-owner of 16 Lots brewery in Mason, Ohio, Hall knows first hand the struggles of bars and restaurants during this trying time.
In response, he has decided that for this 46 day cleanse, he will be raising money for local businesses who’ve been hammered by the pandemic through his Sgt. Del’s Virtual Tip Jar. As of right now, he’s raised over $3,500.
His co-owner, Joe Frank, elaborated on the move:
“This industry was damaged… What Del’s doing for the bar and restaurant workers, it’s awesome.
The employees were hit the hardest… The business itself from an ownership standpoint, there’s loans and things you can get. But the employees only had a small window of help from the government.”