Listers, in case you needed another reason to be Catholic, SPL presents a blessing for beer in both Latin and English.
Rituale Romanum – Blessing of the Beer
1. Blessing of the Beer in Latin
V. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini. R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.V. Dominus vobiscum. R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Benedic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisiae, 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 corpus et animae tutelam percipiant. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Cardinal Ratzinger enjoy a hefty mug of ale.
2. Blessing of the Beer in English
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.
And it is sprinkled with holy water.