Yes it’s Monday, but that does not mean that you have to have a long face because the weekend has gone by a ‘lil too quickly.

As here is something to look forward to; especially if you’re a beer lover!

A start-up company called Supplemental Brewing has two new products, namely; Brewtein and NutriBeer.

This beer could make you bulk up even though it contains booze; it’s a so-called protein beer with the slogan “where your workout meets your weekend.”

The company’s website states that these products consist of more protein than any other beer in the world as Brewtein, which is the company’s stable wheat ale consists of seven grams of whey protein, 7 kg of carbohydrates with 5% alcohol which makes for 178 calories per serving.

Nutribeer, is known as the low-carb version of Brewtein; as it only has four grams of protein and 4 % alcohol which makes for 122 calories per serving.

Nutribeer has a more subtle citrus flavour to it as well.

A Kickstarter campaign was launched last month in hopes of raising the $40 000(R530, 488) that’s needed to launch this revolution in fitness beer.

According to Medical Daily “the company explains its belief that everyone in America should be able to enjoy a cold protein beer after a hard workout.”

Although it sounds great, experts have said that just because you can drink it does not mean you should.


Registered dietician, Gabrielle Giuliano pointed out that while Supplemental Brewing might claim to have health benefits, it’s still an alcoholic beverage.

“It is true that post-workout one needs to replenish with protein, but adequate hydration with vitamins and minerals are also needed, which this beverage may or may not provide, alcohol is a diuretic and ultimately limits the body from hydrating post-workout, which is key for recovery.”

However, whether you consume alcohol that’s filled with protein or otherwise, it should be consumed in moderation, so if you’re looking to raise a glass to getting ripped.

Sources: Medical Daily

Alice Paulse