Fort Worth, Texas, Jul 15, 2017 / 15:02 pm
Long blessed by Catholics as a "healthful drink for mankind," one Texas priest has managed to take beer to new heights – winning the highest award in the United States for home-brewed beverages.
"It's surreal," Fr. Jeff Poirot told the Fort Worth Star- Telegram. "After we were done screaming from excitement when we won, it was hard to put it into words what winning the Ninkasi means to us."
Yet, for the brewing priest, his hobby doesn't detract from his vocation.
"This is a hobby, and it's a hobby I've done all right with. So I would never want it to eclipse what I do ... because my role as a priest takes precedence," he told the newspaper.