Ale named in honor of seminarians who were mistaken for stag party

(Catholic Herald) A Welsh pub that initially turned away a group of seminarians after mistaking them for a stag party has named a beer in their honor.

The City Arms pub in Cardiff has rebranded “The Rev James,” a popular ale on its menu, the “Thirsty Priests”.

“We wanted to do something as a ‘thank you’ to the priests for taking the misunderstanding in such good spirits,” said Tim Lewis, PR manager for Brains, the pub’s owners, according to Wales Online.

With the added slogan “saving souls and satisfying thirsts”, the “Thirsty Priests” was added to the taps last weekend.

Celebrating the ordination of Father Peter McClaren, the group of seminarians dressed in their cassocks were at first refused service when they entered the City Arms on July 29.

“The staff thought they were a stag. We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away,” said assistant manager Matt Morgan. [More]


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