A Dayton, Ohio Man will give up all solid food and drink nothing but beer for 46 days.  

This sounds like it's not in the spirit of Lent.  However, this brewery employee, Del Hall tells Local12.com that this is an old tradition that dates back centuries,

Hall says he’s taking a nod from monks in the 1600’s that would fast during the season by a bock beer diet.

“Being master brewers, they decided they would take a popular style of beer in Germany, bock beer, make it extra hearty and that would be their liquid bread and that’s what they call it,” Hall said. “So the monks in Bavaria, they would call doppelbock liquid bread and basically it would sustain them through the 46 days of Lent.”

You can follow Del's beer filled 46 days on YouTube.  Here's Day 1: