Monday, October 23, 2017

A Florida brewery is giving the 'Chainsaw Nun' her own beer

Posted By on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 1:22 PM

click to enlarge os-chainsaw-nun-reveals-backstory-20170915.jpg
A Florida brewery is now serving a special brew in honor of Sister Margaret Ann, who made headlines after a video showed her hacking through debris with a chainsaw in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

On Oct. 20, Due South Brewing Company released "Nun With a Chainsaw," which doesn't taste like the holy spirit or chainsaws but is more of a tribute to Ann's spirit in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

"That story really resonated with us," said Due South's marketing manager, Doug Fairall, in an interview with "We all dealt with that. I know I did."

In a video posted on the Miami Dade Police Department's Twitter, Sister Ann is seen sawing through a large pile of debris, black gown billowing in the wind. Ann is the principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in southwest Miami-Dade County.

While Nun With a Chainsaw doesn't feature the image of Sister Ann, its schlock horror-movie font-styling makes it stand out nevertheless. As The Full Pint reports, the beer has a tropical and piney flavor. It was brewed from Amarillo, Azacca, and Idaho 7 hops.
"We're having fun with it, for sure", said Fairall. "But it was a serious event that took place here. She symbolized us all being brought out of our element to do what had to be done."

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues


© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation