Innis & Gunn: Aphrodisiac beer inspired by ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
A Scottish brewery has created a limited edition beer made with aphrodisiac ingredients to coincide with the film release of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.
As anticipation continues to build for the cinematic version of EL James’ erotic “mommy porn” ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ book, Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has become the latest entrepreneur to capitalise on the worldwide phenomenon by brewing up an aphrodisiac beer.
“Limited edition beer, 50 Shades of Green, is blended with 50 different types of hops from around the world, and infused with a bevy of aphrodisiac ingredients.”
To live up to its name, 50 Shades of Green is blended with 50 different types of hops from around the world, including Sorachi Ace from Japan and Pacific Jade from New Zealand, reports The Drinks Business.
Likewise, the brew is infused with a bevy of aphrodisiac ingredients including ginseng, which is said to boost sexual desire; ginkgo biloba, which has been shown to increase blood flow; and damiana, a nerve stimulant.
According to the trade publication, the brewery is producing just 200 bottles of the pale ale.
The “performance-enhancing” beer, however, comes at a price: £30 (S$62) per 330ml bottle.
The beer itself, meanwhile, is described as having a full-bodied, intense flavour with notes of grapefruit, lemongrass and passion fruit. On the palate, expect a biscuit malt sweetness and “lingering” finish, says The Drinks Business.
For wine lovers, James herself launched a duo of red and white wines with California winemakers, also inspired by her bodice-ripping trilogy, in 2013.
Red Satin is a blend of Petite Syrah and Syrah, while White Silk is a blend of Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc.
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