VILNIUS (Reuters) - Monks and nuns in the largely Catholic Baltic state of Lithuania forced a brewery on Wednesday to withdraw an "insulting" poster campaign featuring a Franciscan brother holding up a brimming glass of beer.Catholic monks and brewing, I had a chuckle thinking that perhaps the problem had more to do with the specific beer than the relationship.
The outdoor billboard was to promote a beer produced by the country's biggest brewer, Svyturys-Utenos alus, which is majority owned by Danish brewing giant Carlsberg.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Angry Monks Stop "Insulting" Beer Ad
That was the headline that caught my eye. Curious, I read more: