New Jersey Brewery Making Pope Francis-Inspired Beer

08/17/2015 at 10:34 AM ET

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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.

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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.

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Would you taste YOPO? Is it blasphemous or genius or somewhere in between?

—Maria Yagoda, @MariaYagoda

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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