YOPO: You Only Pope Once.
Don’t worry, we didn’t come up with that. We’re merely reporting the name of the new beer being made by Cape May Brewing Co., a New Jersey brewery that is really, really excited about Pope Francis‘ visit to nearby Philadelphia in September.
Co-owner Ryan Krill tells the AP that the company plans to brew 500 gallons of “YOPO,” a hoppy pale ale (5.5 percent alcohol) that will be available on draft in select bars around the Philadelphia and South Jersey area starting Sept. 1.
The enlightened beer pairs nicely with Argentinian beef, says sales representative Justin Vitti, evoking the Pope’s homeland, Argentina. But do popes drink beer? The answer remains to be seen.
While we’re eager to try YOPO, we think Cape May Brewing Co. missed an opportunity to brew the first beer with holy water.
Would you taste YOPO? Is it blasphemous or genius or somewhere in between?
—Maria Yagoda, @MariaYagoda