The Scottish Brewery Innis and Gunn has brewed an aphrodisiac beer just in time for the 50 Shades of Grey movie release and Valentine’s Day. The beer, 50 Shades of Green, uses 50 different types of hops, and is infused with ginseng, ginkgo biloba and damiana—all reported to have positive affects on the libido. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up 10 beers that are perfect for a night full of…expectations. Some of these beers use reputed aphrodisiacs, some are outright suggestive…all of them are better than a box of chocolates. So grab a partner, throw on some Barry White, and enjoy a beer-soaked Valentine’s Day.
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21st Amendment Marooned on Hog Bay:
You know what oysters are supposed to do. 21st Amendment uses lots of oysters here.
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Innis and Gunn 50 Shades of Green: Not sure that the craft beer demographic overlaps with the 50 Shades demographic, but whatever.
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AleSmith My Bloody Valentine Ale:
Not so much as a Valentine's beer as it is an anti-Valentine's beer. There's definitely a market for that.
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Alewerks Bitter Valentine:
Chock another one up for the "I hate Valentine's Day" people. It's a double IPA. Get it? Bitter?
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Flying Dog Pearl Necklace:
Not only do you get an oyster stout, but you get a double entendre too. Win/Win.
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Upright Four Play:
Ok, this was a super limited release and as far as I can tell, Upright isn't making the beer anymore. But I think they should bring it back. Nice nipple, er I mean label.
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Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout:
Some say this stout is like love itself: sweet, but fleeting. (It's only available from Feb. to April)
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New Belgium Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout:
Honestly, this is just a really good beer that has a bit of chocolate in it. The best of the recent Lips of Faith series in my opinion.
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Tyranena Brewing Down n Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout:
Chocolate is one of the most legendary aphrodisiacs and even if it doesn't blow your skirt, it still tastes good. So where's the downside?
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Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout: Because if you really want to get the blood flowing, eat bull testicles.