Fungtn says it is the first myco adaptogenic alcohol free beer to launch in the UK.
Myco adaptogens are a class of fungi known for their health benefits. They have been used in medicine for thousands of years and have no psychedelic properties.
Fungtn’s three new SKUs feature different myco adaptogens. The range includes: a Lion’s Mane IPA with neurotrophic benefits; an immunity-boosting Reishi Citra Beer; and a Chaga Lager with antioxidant properties to help fight free radicals.
According to the brewery, the myco adaptogens also enhance the depth and body of the beer. This can result in a ‘fuller viscosity’ and ‘classic beer mouth feel’ that Fungtn said is not usually associated with alcohol-free beers.
“Myco adaptogens have a complex, delicate flavour that blends well into drinks, without the beer tasting of mushrooms,” noted the brewery.
Fungtn founder Zoey Henderson said she was excited to be launching the brand this summer. “Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, and while they are still a relatively new concept here in the UK, more and more people are discovering them for their ability to boost immunity and brain power.
“Mindful drinkers are no longer just looking for products that simply mimic the flavour of alcohol, but instead are actively seeking out NoLo drinks that put a little extra into our bodies, performing a functional benefit whilst also tasting great.”