With added electrolytes to replace minerals lost while sweating, sports drinks have long sold themselves as the favorite recovery beverage of athletes. But select brewers now have something better to offer. They\u2019re lacing beers with salt, potassium and nutrient-dense superfoods to create beverages that can be thought of as a reward and a source of replenishment.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe wanted to make a beer for people to enjoy after a marathon, softball game or mowing the grass when it\u2019s 110\u00b0F down here in the summertime,\u201d says Chris Juergen, head brewer at Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston.\r\n\r\nLast summer, Karbach released Game Changer, a low-alcohol pale ale containing sea salt and turmeric, which purportedly packs anti-inflammatory compounds.\r\n\r\nThere\u2019s no singular approach to making these added-benefit beers, however, which range from stouts to pilsners and IPAs. Boulevard Brewing Co. took nearly a year to refine their version, a tangerine-scented blonde ale infused with potassium, sea salt and magnesium, while Dogfish Head Brewery enlisted help from the founder of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.\r\n\r\nWhether it\u2019s to kick back after a softball game or toast the end of a half-marathon, one thing is clear: These beers will electrolyte up your life.\r\n\r\n\r\nQuencher\r\nFifty West Brewing Company\r\nInspired by its in-house marathon training program, Cincinnati\u2019s Fifty West developed this \u201cactivated ale\u201d with an enzyme that eliminates residual sugar. The result is light, dry and finished with watermelon, lime and electrolytes for a 100-calorie pick-me-up.\r\nRec. League\r\nHarpoon Brewery\r\nHarpoon took around 18 months to develop this hazy pale ale filled with fiber-rich chia seeds and B vitamin\u2013packed buckwheat, as well as Mediterranean Sea salt for electrolytes. Big fragrances of pithy grapefruit and ripe mango make this a must for IPA fans.\r\nFKT\r\nSufferfest Beer Company\r\n\u201cWill sweat for beer\u201d is the motto of California\u2019s Sufferfest, the athletic-minded brewery that Sierra Nevada bought last year. FKT (an acronym for Fastest Known Time) contains blackcurrants for tartness balanced by 96 milligrams of sodium per 12-ounce serving.\r\nRace Pace\r\nZelus Beer Company\r\nNamed for the competitive Greek spirit, this Massachusetts brewery was created by a collective of amateur athletes. Race Pace packs all the hazy, fruity aromatics of a New England IPA into a low-alcohol package finished with sodium, calcium and potassium.