The Official Catholic Beer Blessing

October 29, 2013

One of the great things about being Catholic is that the Church has quite literally thought of everything at some point or another. Some inventive cleric even thought to include a beer blessing in the Rituale Romanum (my parish also has an annual wine blessing). Creation is good. Beer is good. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Bless, + O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Latin:

V. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini.
R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.

V. Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.


Bene+dic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi: et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti, ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corporis, et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen

Sam Guzman


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Reader Interactions


  1. Jeff Walker says

    I’ll keep this prayer handy as I do my favorite toast over dinner when wine is served. It was composed by Hilaire Belloc:

    “Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
    There’s always laughter and good red wine.
    At least I’ve always found it so.
    Benedicamus Domino!”

  2. John says

    “I had to become a Catholic because its the only church that does not see a contradiction between a pint, a pipe and a pew.”,
    G.K. Chesteron

  3. Leonard " unionrdr" Cogar says

    I remember when the wife & I were kids at St Mary’s, we had little leather bound Bibles with the mass in it…in Latin. We had to pray & sing certain verses in Latin in those days a couple times a week in church during school hours. But this prayer is a new one. Funny that it’s similar to one I came up with for holidays where I’d serve my home brews?

  4. Rodney Muiser says

    Hi Christian brothers and sisters my wife and children are catholic and I am a baptised Pentecostal christian that attends your church offend with my family and like drinking beer and praise god for your blessing on beer.


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