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Published:August 16th, 2015 11:09 EST

Brewery to Release Pope Francis Beer for Philadelphia Visit

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A New Jersey brewery is celebrating Pope Francis` upcoming Philadelphia visit with a pontiff-themed beer featuring an unholy amount of hops.


The Cape May Brewing Company announced the pope-inspired beer, dubbed #YOPO -- You Only Pope Once -- will be released next month, just in time for the pontiff`s planned visit to Philadelphia.

The brewery said on its website the beer, an IPA, contains an unholy amount of hops -- about three pounds per barrel."


The City of Brotherly Love is infamous for booing everyone from superstar athletes to Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny.

Pope Francis is universally loved, but I fear he may not be welcomed with open arms in Philadelphia. The last thing we need is for the crowds in Philadelphia to be plastered with beer when they welcome the pontiff to their fair city.

I don`t blame a brewery for attempting to cash in on Pope Francis` popularity, but maybe what the faithful in Philadelphia need is bottled water, not beer.

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