There's a papal buzz brewing in the craft beer business ahead of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States.
New Jersey's Cape May Brewing Co. first made a splash when it
Now Philly.com reports that more local brewers are hopping on the papal brew bandwagon.
Philadelphia Brewing Co. is releasing "Holy Wooder," a Belgian-style Tripel "that guarantees to cleanse your soul and set you on the path to righteousness," according to the brewer's Instagram account.
Manayunk Brewing Co., also in Philadelphia, brought in a local priest to bless the water being used for "Papal Pleasure," a Belgian amber ale to be released next month. And Crime + Punishment Brewing, also in Philadelphia, is creating a Gose, a style of beer that is sour and salty; the brewery is naming it "Jesus Wept."
Pope Francis will visit the U.S. from September 22 to 27 with stops in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia.