A Beer for Zero Gravity

With space tourism moving ever closer to reality, it only makes sense that enterprising companies would look for ways to capitalize on the coming boom by developing customer-centric amenities fit for zero gravity. To that end, the world’s first beer specially brewed and bottled for the unique conditions of outer space has been created in a joint venture between Saber Astronautics Australia and the 4-Pines Brewing Company. The as yet unnamed brew is a stout, due to its robust flavor profiles and relatively low carbonation – when in orbit, astronauts experience a dulled sense of taste and difficulty belching.

The beer is slated to make its maiden voyage onboard a series of parabolic flights scheduled for November 2010. The trips will operated by the ZERO-G Corporation with members from the non-profit organization Astronauts4Hire volunteering to take the first sips on behalf of all humankind. The astronauts will record their thoughts on the drinkability and taste of the beverage, along with their biometric data such as blood alcohol level, temperature and heart rate. The test flights, will be funded in part by sales of the beer here on Earth, but there is currently no information on its availability.

Astronautics Australia

4-Pines Brewing Company

Source: http://www.psfk.com/

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