If you like to wake up with yerba mate and wind down with organic beer, you can now combine your two daily desires in one cool drink: MateVeza Yerba Mate Ale.

That’s what green-minded revelers did last night at Cupcakes and Cocktails, a fundraiser for environmental nonprofit Global Green USA at Byu-ti salon in Santa Monica. Instead of cocktails, many went for the MateVeza Organic India Pale Ale — and socialized excitedly in a caffeinated buzz.

MateVeza Organic India Pale Ale

I’m not much of a beer drinker myself, and found the finish rather too bitter. However, more experienced beer drinkers raved about the caffeinated brew. For more detailed tasting notes, read the reviews at SFist and About.com Beer.

If you’re caffeine-sensitive, drink responsibly. Each 12-ounce bottle has as much caffeine as a half cup of coffee — and I didn’t sleep well last night! Ready to mix stimulants with depressants? Find MateVeza at some Whole Foods stores, local co-ops, and other specialty shops using MateVeza’s online store locator.

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