24th February, 2016 by Neal Baker
Body-building beer fans can now get a six-pack while they enjoy a six-pack with the launch of a high-protein, low-calorie brew.
Barbell Brew (Photo: Muscle Foods)
Gym-bunnies who would rather sip a beer than guzzle a tepid protein shake after their workout can now do just that – without undoing their hard work.
Each bottle of Barbell Brew – created by health retailer Muscle Food – contains 21.8g of protein and has an alcoholic volume of 3.6%.
It means the beer has the same alcohol content as a normal lager, while at the same time packing as much protein as a sirloin steak.
The phrase ‘beer belly’ doesn’t apply to this brew, as the beer is also low in calories, with only 92.4 per bottle.
Darren Beale from Muscle Food said: “Living a healthy lifestyle can be difficult, especially when you enjoy a drink with friends. But now our high-protein alternative means anyone can enjoy a beer without the guilt.
“It’s also ideal as a post-workout protein source. It packs a whopping 21.8g of protein per bottle and is also a refreshing and delicious drink.
“Our rigorous taste tests have ensured it tastes similar to popular craft beers whilst holding 85% fewer carbohydrates and 33% less calories than other well-known brews.
“The palate has been described as assertive with a unique sweetness and notes of tropical fruits, meaning it has something to suit everyone.
“Many of our customers are looking forward to enjoying a cold beer along with one of our hugely popular high-protein pizzas.
“Never before has anyone been able to claim that drinking a six-pack will help you get a six-pack and we’re delighted to have finally achieved just that.”
The price of the beer has yet to be confirmed.
Muscle Food has now reported that the beer is not gluten free, despite previously claiming that it is. The article has been edited to reflect this.