The quest for a healthy beer just got healthier. I am not sure what I just said, but if you thought that – the green tea and “fat burner” beers were a little peculiar – hold on to your hats, there is a new “healthy” beer in town.
Stampede Light beer appears to be the first beer that managed to confuse itself with International Federation of Bodybuilders.
Do not get excited just yet – Stampede Light has not been fortified with testosterone and human grows hormone – but it seems to be promoted as “Zero Fat” – “All Muscle” and “The Power Beer”.
So where does the muscle and power come from? As far as I know, from good genes, a balanced diet and exercise. It does not come from brewskies – although alcohol – in moderation – could be good for you.
And this is where Stampede Light beer comes in. Alcohol in moderation – at 3.8 percent alcohol by volume and 3 percent alcohol by weight per 12-ounce bottle – Stampede Light seems to qualify – check to that.
Calories – 12-once bottle has 115 calories – so check to low calories
Taste – I would rate it 8.5 out of 10 – check to a great taste
Support for U.S. economy – company’s base is Dallas, Texas – check
Fat Content – 0 [zero] grams of fat – check
Low-Carb – 5.2 grams of carbs – check
But what about health benefits? Well, this is where it gets – I shall say a little dicey – or maybe interesting. [Shudder] Stampede Light is the first vitamin-enhanced beer. It contains, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and folic acid vitamins.
The theory goes that this particular group of vitamins could help prevent hangover and that alcohol depletes vitamins from the body.
To give the company credit – when you load their website for the first time – at the bottom of the page you can see something scrolling. If you manage to pause it and have a magnifying glass handy, you should be able to read the following:
“WARNING – Although Stampede Light contains added vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and folic acid, Stampede Light is not a health drink. You should not increase your intake of alcohol because of the presence of added vitamins. Run with the herd, but please drink in moderation.”
So what exactly is this beer? Is it “healthy”? I cannot say it is unoriginal, and it has a great taste to boot.