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This Boozy Energy Gel is Perfect for Long Runs and Rides

Having a beer after a workout is a guarantee, but during one is inadvisable. This hoppy energy gel gives you the flavor sans alcohol.


When running or biking anything that takes longer than an hour, you’re going to need to eat and refuel during the workout so your body can keep going. Gu Energy makes some of the most popular energy gels with flavors ranging from strawberry kiwi to chocolate outrage — find the sweet or salty flavor that tastes best to you — there are new ones seemingly every couple months. If you’re a beer lover, you’ll want to test out the latest flavor, Hoppy Trails, inspired by the hoppy and citrus notes often found in a brew.

While these energy gels are slightly more bitter than other ones we’ve tested in the past, it does taste like an IPA, sans alcohol. Pick up a six-pack, complete with a Klean Kanteen steel pint glass for $15 then you can enjoy your beer before, during and after a race. Just be sure to swap the energy gels for the real deal as soon as you finish.

Six-Pack: $15Single Unit: $1.50

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Clif Bloks Sampler Pack ($18)

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