My friend Marc Bona, the beer writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, gives up beer for Lent. There's a guy from Iowa who is doing the exact opposite. A newspaper editor there plans to drink nothing but beer and water for the 40 days of Lent. He tells a CBS television station that he wants to connect with Franciscan monks.
Here's the full story: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-20041680-10391705.html.