The story of Iowa newspaper editor and beer blogger J. Wilson, who is drinking only beer and water for Lent, has gained a lot of attention this week.
On Friday morning he checked in with CNN Newsroom and explained his fast to Carol Costello.
Wilson is 31 days into his fast, with 16 more to go. He drinks four beers a day during the week and five beers a day on the weekend. He told Costello he was enjoying his breakfast brew during the interview, which was conducted by phone.
The tradition of a beer fast dates back hundreds of years to German monks. That’s where Wilson got the idea for his fast.
In researching extended fasts, he learned the first three days are typically the most brutal.