Benedict XVI, one of the holiest men on the planet, sometimes likes to indulge in the good-old-fashioned tradition of drinking beer. I mean, beer may not be as potent as wine, and Jesus never turned water into beer, but suds is just as spiritual if you ask me.
During Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday celebration, one of his many celebratory acts was kicking back with a cold one alongside many of his closest compatriots and cohorts—including his biological brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger.
More, no beer-battered birthday would be complete without pretzels, as Benedict XVI delved into a gift basket availing the crunchy, salty snacks.
The former pontiff was born on April 16th, 1927. In this most special year of 2017, his 90th birthday appropriately fell on Easter Sunday. And because of this, he was celebrated lavishly at the monastery on Vatican City grounds.