Sufferfest FKT Pale Ale electrolyte beer

Electrolyte ‘Recovery’ Beer: Sufferfest Launches ‘FKT’ Ale

Brewed with a ‘superfood’ rich in vitamin C, and as much sodium as a sports drink, the FKT Pale Ale targets beer-loving athletes.

Sufferfest FKT Pale Ale electrolyte beer
Photo credit: Jessica R Hamel

Sometimes nothing is better after a long run than a nice cold drink of water. But for a lot of us, a frosty tall one would be preferable to chase that runner’s high.

And while the carbs and minimal protein in a typical can of beer give it some nutritional benefit, ales just aren’t the go-to bevy after a workout. But California-based Sufferfest Beer Co. wants that to change.

Announced today, Sufferfest launches the “first-of-its-kind electrolytic, nutrient-rich beer.” Appropriately dubbed “FKT” Pale Ale, Sufferfest brews the new beer using vitamin C-rich blackcurrants and infused with 65 mg of salt per serving.

Sufferfest FKT Pale Ale electrolyte beer

Beer After a Workout? Sufferfest ‘FKT’ Electrolyte Beer

Along with the rest of Sufferfest’s lineup, FKT contains less than five parts per million of gluten. That qualifies as gluten-free in Europe and “gluten-removed” in the U.S.

But FKT’s claim to fame is not what’s taken out – it’s what’s added.

Sufferfest FKT Pale Ale electrolyte beer
Photo credit: Jessica R Hamel

“Blackcurrant – a superfood which has four times the amount of vitamin C per serving as an orange – was the perfect option to bring thirst quenching tang, sweet aromas, and cold fighting attributes to our pale ale,” the brand said in a press release. “While there is no substitute for water, the 65 mg of salt per serving in our FKT helps facilitate cell hydration and prevent cramping.”

In addition to fruit and salt, FKT boasts Citra, Azacca, and Magnum hops for all the pale ale nuts.

We’ll try this beer soon to see how well it pairs with sweat, stoke, and … pizza. Stay tuned.

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.