Beer Made In Honor Of Chainsaw Nun From Hurricane Irma

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Joshua Gill Religion Reporter
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The chainsaw-wielding nun who cut up a fallen tree in Hurricane Irma’s wake inspired Miami brewers to create a new brew in her honor.

A video of Sister Margaret Ann, principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, cutting up fallen trees with a chainsaw to help with Irma relief efforts went viral in September. Her legacy of chainsaw-hoisting charity spread beyond internet fame when Miami brewers decided to make an India Pale Ale in Ann’s honor, according to Aleteia. “Nun With A Chainsaw” beer is Due South Brewing Company’s newest brew, boasting piney and tropical flavors as a fusion of the trees Ann cut and the hurricane, according to WFTS.


The Miami-Dade Police department posted the video of Ann, who told CNN she cut up the tree because it was blocking a road and creating a dangerous situation for drivers.

“The road was blocked, we couldn’t get through, and I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall,” Ann said. “There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out. We teach our students: Do what you can to help other people, don’t think of yourselves.”

Due South Brewing Company released the beer Oct. 20, and it is available throughout the Tampa Bay area on draft and in 16 oz. cans.

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