Alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle and can even be incorporated into workouts, but it’s never been part of a recommended post-workout recovery plan. But that seems to be changing.
The inventor behind the new beer Barbell Brew hope you’ll ditch your Muscle Milk and reach for its product after a long run or a weightlifting session. A bottle of the gluten-free beer packs a whopping 21.8 grams of protein—about the same as four large eggs—and costs you less than 92 calories and 1.7 grams of carbs. By comparison, a bottle of Bud Light has 110 calories, 6.6 grams of carbs and less than one gram of protein. At 3.6 percent ABV, Barbell Brew still provides a buzz while helping to bust your beer belly.
Its flavor is described as “unlike any other beer you’ve tasted before with assertive, resinous hops, biscuit malt flavor and a unique sweetness coming from the protein,” according to U.K. website MuscleFood.
This protein-packed brew is only available across the pond for now, and—like most post-workout protein supplements—it comes at a bit of a higher price: a six-pack costs £13, or about $19.