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For the various forms of alcohol that appear in the Fallout series of games, see alcohol.
Irradiated beer
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+1 Charisma for 4 minutes
-1 Intelligence for 4 minutes
+10 Radiation
+1 Strength for 4 minutes
+20 Dehydration
-10 Dehydration (jsawyer.esp)
Addiction5% chance of alcohol addiction
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Irradiated beer is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Irradiated beer is an addictive alcoholic drink which when consumed provides a minor status boost - increasing Charisma and Strength by one while reducing Intelligence by one. Irradiated beer, as the name suggests, is a radioactive variant of beer - presumably produced when normal beer has been exposed to large amounts of radiation for an extended period. Thus, it will also impart 10 units of radiation.

As with most alcoholic item in Fallout: New Vegas, irradiated beer's effects (both positive and negative) are altered by the player's Survival skill. With a Survival skill of 100 the player will receive +3 to Charisma and Strength, -3 to Intelligence, and +30 radiation.

In hardcore mode irradiated beer will increase the player's level of dehydration. This effect is also affected by the Survival skill, ranging from +20 at lower levels to +60 at 100 Survival skill.

Effects of Survival skill

10+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +24 Dehydration60+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +44 Dehydration
20+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +28 Dehydration70+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +48 Dehydration
30+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +32 Dehydration80+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +52 Dehydration
40+1 Charisma, -1 Intelligence, +36 Dehydration90+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +56 Dehydration
50+2 Charisma, -2 Intelligence, +40 Dehydration100+3 Charisma, -3 Intelligence, +60 Dehydration
Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.

Whiskey Rose

Whiskey Rose is a perk provided while Cass is serving as a Companion in the player's party. With this perk the penalty to Intelligence for consuming any type of alcohol is eliminated, as are the effects of alcohol addiction. However, it will still be considered radioactive, and will apply radiation to the player as normal.



  • Irradiated beer can only be found reliably in two locations:
  • Additionally, one bottle may be found in a refrigerator inside Hell's Motel: its contents are a random assortment of irradiated food items, with only an approximate 29% chance of any one specific item being found inside.