Lion’s mane IPA
Zoey chose three of the best-known mushrooms – chaga, lion’s mane and reishi – and paired them with loved beers lager, IPA and citra.
Lion’s mane is a natural nootropic which, like all adaptogenic mushrooms, is rich in beta-glucans. These have been shown to potentially help protect against oxidative stress and contribute to overall cognitive health.
The neurotrophic factors found in lion’s mane make it an amazing helper with the development, repair and function of nerves.
Its nutty, almost walnut taste works really well in Fungtn’s earthy, hop-forward IPA.
Chaga, a bracket fungus that grows in birch trees in the northern hemisphere, is often consumed as a tea throughout harsh winters.
Studies have shown that chaga’s wide-ranging benefits derive from its combination of unique polysaccharides and a compound called super-oxide dismutase. This enzyme has been found to reduce cellular damage caused by ‘super-oxide’, the most common free radical in the body.
Chaga has been widely researched for its role in supporting the immune system and keeping blood sugar levels in natural equilibrium.
A dark, malty fungus, it’s a great partner for a European-style lager that has hints of chocolate and liquorice.
Reishi is a bitter mushroom that is naturally high in antioxidants; it has been described as the ‘mushroom of immortality’ in ancient Chinese texts. Rich in triterpenes, reishi has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and eastern medicine to calm, aid sleep, help overall wellbeing and boost health.
Studies have found natural antihistamine qualities in reishi, which help to reduce inflammation, hypersensitivity and allergies.
The bitter edge cuts perfectly with Fungtn’s juicy, naturally sweet citrus beer.
We have a lot to thank fungi for – from habitat restoration, soil regeneration and protecting bees from colony collapse to vegan leather and delicious foods.
Now these alcohol-free beers can help to bring the benefits of adaptogenic mushrooms to everyday ceremonies that retain all their social magic – without leaving you with a sore head.