Beer of the Week:  Head Start Stout


Just in time for winter, Sufferfest’s Head Start Stout is a perfect apres addition to your next ski adventure, snow-shoe trek, or grueling winter run. Rich in flavor but light in calories, each Head Start Stout contains only 165 calories and 11 grams of carbs. With an AVB of 4%, it’s also a low-alcohol. Perfect as both a cozy evening beverage and a post-sweat weekend sipper, Head Start was brewed in response to sweaty consumers asking for a stout, but done the Sufferfest way.

All of Sufferfest’s brews are made with specific ingredients for post-workout/ride/hike, etc and are gluten-removed.  Ingredients like bee pollen, salt, black currant, for example, all have their purposes — from rehydration and electrolyte replenishment to muscle recovery.  The brand was bought this year by Sierra Nevada (not bad for a three year old start-up) but is still led by brewer Caitlin Landesberg.
Head Start is their newest addition to the lineup and sources premium, fair-trade, french roast coffee from Equator Coffees & Teas, a women-owned, certified B-corp coffee roaster deeply rooted in social responsibility and sustainability.  In 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration honored Equator by naming us the “National Small Business of the Year.”  It has a coconut water base for sweet hydration and a touch of coconut milk for a creamy texture.

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