Have you heard that Jesus is coming back next Saturday? That's the scuttlebutt and far be it from me to ignore scuttlebutt. I mean, that's how I learned about Jeff Goldblum's death and subsequent miraculous resurrection.
My first thought is a doppelbock. This chunky lager is a natural fit being the Lenten drink of monks in days of yore.
Or, we could go with a contrasting pairing. Christians like to talk about the sweetness and light of rapture and Jesus and all that, so a dark, bitter beer seems in order. Beer style hybrids are emerging all over these days so I'm thinking a black IPA would nicely fit the bill.
A comparative pairing, matching taste with experience, should probably point us in the direction of especially effervescent beers. A Berliner weisse or witbier would be nice, I think.
Of course, we have to consider that judgment day will lead to some rather warm times for sinners and atheists like myself. So, refreshing lawnmower type beers might be just the ticket. Pilsners, golden ales and Helles would be appropriate.
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So, what do you think? What kind of beer will you be toasting to the second coming with?