Sufferfest Beer Company, a unit of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., is known as the pioneer of the functional beer category. The brewery introduces their first stout, Head Start and a Variety Pack, including Repeat, FKT (Fastest Known Time) and Head Start.
Rich in flavor but light in calories (135), Sufferfest’s Head Start has been long requested by the Sufferfest community. Inspired by those who go the extra mile, this stout is as sessionable as it is interesting, incorporating coconut water, a touch of coconut milk, and sustainably-sourced coffee beans from fellow B Corp and woman-founded business, Equator Coffee. Similar to all other Sufferfest flavors, Head Start has been crafted to remove gluten.
“Head Start is a reminder not to compromise; our tribe has been asking for a stout so we wanted to create something rich and indulgent that wasn’t too heavy on the alcohol or calories. Instead, the flavor comes from the richness of Equator’s roast and the levity of the coconut water,” said Caitlin Landesberg, CEO and founder of Sufferfest Beer Company. “It is important to us to use Sufferfest’s hallmark ingredients and partner with like-minded brands.”
Available in select cities nationwide, the Sufferfest Variety Pack includes two cans of Head Start stout as well as favorites FKT pale ale and Repeat kolsch.
FKT Pale Ale
Fastest Known Time pale ale is brewed with black currant and salt, giving this hop-forward beer even more depth and great tang — all while delivering that quenching feeling from the salt.
The award-winning Repeat weighs in at 95 calories and 5 grams of carbs. This Kolsch has been brewed with added bee pollen, making it a fan favorite for those looking for a lighter option without sacrificing flavor or richness.