Brewer Thomas Gesink will obviously not reveal the full recipe but he did let slip that one ingredient that was added was vitamin B12, which is also found in paracetamol.
Mr Gesink said: 'It works like a charm. It is a pilsner-style beer with 4.5 percent alcohol, but we researched what we needed to add to make for a lighter hangover the next day.'
He explained: 'It is actually the only vitamin which can be dissolved in water, and that is why you can brew with it.'
Other ingredients are willow fibres for a cleansing effect, ginger to stop sickness and sea salts to keep the body from dehydrating.
But customers who tried it at a pub near the brewery say the beer does not taste salty and one said: 'It is malty, delicious. Different than a normal lager beer. It has much more character.'
Mr Gesink said that after four or five beers, a person would still be left feeling fresh in the morning, but added: 'Of course it would not work with vast amounts, it still contains alcohol.'
That part in bold up there is why I have trust issues. After four or five beers, I don't really get hung over anyway. Four or five beers is what you drink in the hour before you go out so you can have a nice buzz going before you have a few more beers and really make a fool out of yourself. I see what this guy is doing. You claim the fact that you created something everyone wants, then you throw in a last-minute caveat that the product isn't at all what you described it as. I feel like this guy was being kind of snarky at the end of that quote. "It still contains alcohol." Yeah man, we were banking on you being able to circumvent that, the beauty of hangover-free beer is that you can get drunk without having to pay for it in the morning.
Pretty much every one of these "hangover-free" alcoholic drinks turns out to be bullshit. I feel like I see one of these headlines every few months, and then when it comes down to it, it turns out that they're either just working on one or that it's not completely hangover-free, like this one. So nice try, Thomas Gesink, but you're just the newest in a long line of brewers that have tickled my balls then slapped me when I let my guard down. (really crushed that metaphor)