Viagra Beer – Are You Up for It?

Sexual enhancers are nothing new. Supplements like horny goat weed and so-called aphrodisiacs have been used for thousands of years. However, modern medicine has finally created supplements and medications that really work – Viagra is probably the best known of these. Of course, most people don’t think of Viagra and beer in the same sentence, but BrewDog is aiming to change all that with their new Viagra beer. You might remember BrewDog, the Scottish brewery that brought you Sink the Bismarck and The End of History (two of the most potent beers ever released).

BrewDog certainly has a reputation for pushing the envelope in many different ways. For instance, The End of History actually came packaged in a dead stoat (a squirrel-like animal). The company is at it again, this time with the release of Royal Virility Performance. At first glance, this might not seem like anything out of the norm. It’s an India pale ale with an alcohol content of only 7.5% (a shock from a company that put out a beer with 55% alcohol in the past). However, the real difference here is in the non-beer ingredients.

BrewDog’s Royal Virility Performance contains herbal Viagra as well as chocolate and horny goat weed (two other performance enhancers). With ingredients like that, this beer is sure to give you a…kick in the pants. However, this brew is neither cheap nor is it widely available. If you want to sample this potent performance potion, you’ll need to be in the UK – it’s only available from BrewDog’s website and is not set to be shipped to the States. On top of the limited availability, you’ll also need to pony up about $17 per bottle (yes, per bottle) for the pleasure of imbibing it.

BrewDog put out the beer as, “the perfect antidote to all the hype” surrounding the royal wedding, according to the company. Quite a few breweries decided to commemorate the nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton with special brews spanning a wide range of beer types. BrewDog wanted to put out something that poked a finger at the spate of specialty royal beers and one that was in keeping with the company’s reputation for doing unusual things. Royal Virility Performance is the result of that and is certainly in keeping with the company’s history. It’s also an interesting concept that might be repeated by other brewers if successful.

Posted on May 16, 2011 .