After spotting one of the priests called Reverend James drinking a popular beer – The Rev James – the company who own the chain, Brains, are renaming the ale to “The Thirsty Priests”.
The beer, described as a “rich, warming ale with a clean, rewarding finish” will be on sale soon in the capital’s pub. It also has a witty slogan, which reads “saving souls and satisfying thirsts”. Tim Lewis, PR Manager for Brains, said: “We wanted to do something as a ‘thank you’ to the priests for taking the misunderstanding in such good spirits.
“We thought what could be better than renaming The Rev James, their favourite ale, in their honour.
“It had to be something that captured the light-hearted nature of the story and we think the ‘Thirsty Priests’ is perfect.