Electrolyte-Infused Brews and Race Day IPAs: Inside the Brave New World of Sports Beer

From Vinepair, by Kristen Kuchar

Sufferfest’s gluten-free beer is brewed with extra magnesium, potassium, and salt, among other things. Credit: Instagram.com/Sufferfestbeer. Article originally posted on September 11, 2018.

“It is hard work and sometimes a pain to train,” Caitlin Landesberg, a runner and the founder of Sufferfest Beer Company in San Francisco, says. “Beer helps balance that.”

Landesberg created Sufferfest because she wanted a celebratory, somewhat healthy drink to toast a race with her friends. Sufferfest’s gluten-free beer is brewed with extra magnesium, potassium, and salt, among other things, with athletes in mind.

“As I started learning the fundamentals of brewing, I realized no wonder we crave beer after a race,” Landesberg says. “It’s a highly fibrous beverage with natural ingredients, B6 and B12, iron. It’s 90 percent water with antioxidants, and even has anti-anxiety benefits.”

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