Ask Bacchus: Drinking & Pulp Fiction

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There's something about grapefruit that turns some people on. A customer recently asked about the new Sam Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA that we've got on tap.

He asks, "I've heard alot of hype about the benefits of grapefruit, and a hilarious story about a grapefruit blowjob, but then this commercial on TV says that I can't take some medicine if I've eaten grapefruit. So should that beer come with a warning?"

Well pup, we haven't done the research so we certainly can't comment about fellatio with a grapefruit (and would love to be there when that's happening), but we can comment about nutrition and drug warnings (more below).

Grapefruit juice can be part of a healthful diet—most of the time. It has vitamin C and potassium—substances your body needs to work properly. The amount of actual juice in Sam Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA has no health benefit, or detraction. AT ALL.

Consumption of real grapefruit juice (not the minute amounts of flavorings in this beer) can effect the absorption of medications into the blood stream. A time-released pill that would normally slowly be absorbed over time, may turn into a mega-dose because of the interaction with enzymes and grapefruit juice. And, the opposite may be true with other medications; grapefruit juice may cause zero absorption of the medication. More info.

Research also indicates that in order for grapefruit juice to cause any effects on medication, it has to be consumed in mass quantities (quarts). So when you have an erection lasting more than 4 hours, call your doctor. It's less likely that your Tuesday combination of Viagra and numerous $2 Sam Adams Grapefruit Rebel IPA pints caused it to happen.

Whatever fruit you get your nutrition from…

…stay healthy and happy. Bacchus wants you to stick around for a long time!