Belgium blesses its beer on brewers’ day

A priest blesses a barrel of beer next to members of the Knighthood of the Brewer's Paddle during a mass celebrating Saint-Arnould, patron saint of brewers, at the Saint Gudula Cathedral in Brussels, Belgium September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian brewers accompanied by musicians dressed in medieval costumes took a barrel of beer to Brussels’ cathedral on Friday for consecration as part of an annual celebration of their patron saint, Arnould. Known as the Knighthood of the Brewer’s Paddle, the guild of brewers walked to music through Brussels’ historic Grand Palace […]

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