Beer reward for Baby Jesus

Brewery offers six cases for figure stolen from nativity

Nov 18, 2004 - The Southern Australia Brewing Co. in Adelaide is offering six cases of beer for the return of a stolen baby Jesus after someone swiped the infant Christ figure from a nativity scene.


The nativity scene is part of the brewery's wider Christmas display - an Adelaide tradition for the past 45 years.

Brewery managing director Mark Powell said security footage showed a man scaling a fence and swiping baby Jesus from his manger. "The Christmas riverbank display has been an icon event in South Australia and this is the first time that anything of this kind has happened," Powell said.

"We are very concerned about the well being of baby Jesus and we are calling for his swift and safe return."

Powell said the reward of beer shouldn't be necessary. "... you would have thought that the incentive of a guaranteed exit through the right door after purgatory would be enough of an incentive in itself," he said.

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