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Irradiated beer is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Irradiated beer is a radioactive variant of beer, normally produced when a normal beer has been exposed to radiation for an extended period of time. Thus, it will impart 10 units of radiation when consumed, but otherwise provides effects identical to that of non-irradiated beer.

As with all forms of alcohol, irradiated beer is affected by Cass' Whiskey Rose companion perk. With the Whiskey Rose perk, active irradiated beer will not reduce one's Intelligence level once consumed. However, it will still be considered radioactive and will apply radiation to the player character as normal.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Strength for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+24 Dehydration 
20+1 Strength for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+28 Dehydration 
30+1 Strength for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+32 Dehydration 
40+1 Strength for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+36 Dehydration 
50+2 Strength for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+40 Dehydration 
60+2 Strength for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+44 Dehydration 
70+2 Strength for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+48 Dehydration 
80+2 Strength for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+52 Dehydration 
90+2 Strength for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+56 Dehydration 
100+3 Strength for 4m, +3 Charisma for 4m, -3 Intelligence for 4m+60 Dehydration 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.



Irradiated beer can only be found reliably in three locations: