You Can Try The Worlds First Space Beer Sure But Itll Cost

first_img Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on target How do you like your beer? Glittery? With a citrusy tang? Or do you like your beer more interstellar? If you do, you might want to look into suds created by the Australian company 4 Pines Beer and Saber Astronautics, companies working to create the very first space beer. As intergalactic pop star Proto Zoa from the Disney Channel Original Movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century would say, “Zoom, zoom, zoom,” which means “Hey, that sounds like something I’d be interested in. Actually, it’s just a set of lyrics, but who’s counting?4 Pines’ Jaron Mitchell and Saber Astronautics’ Dr. Jason Held met and decided to work together on a special new beer when the question arose: “What do you think about putting your beer in space?” But as both parties were totally on board, they decided to just go for it, naming their beer Vostok, after Yuri Gagarin’s spaceship back in 1961. They worked on the formula for the past eight years to bring it to life, too. A space beer. Who knew?While working on the beer, the team looked for some important qualities in terms of taste, comfort, and alcohol absorption, which required special concessions to be made. Gases and liquids don’t separate when you’re up in space, and you could potentially burp up both gas and liquid at the same time — which is super weird and called “wet burp.” Your head will also swell a bit in space when you’re up there, and you’ll end up dealing with issues with muted ability to sense flavors.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>There were also other issues that the team faced when trying to bring the spaciest beer that ever existed into being, such as a bottle that would help thirsty beer lovers in space get the drink into their mouth and reducing further carbonation. In the end, they chose a special fuel tank mechanism which sounds crazy, but it seemed to be the best option to get the beer into astronauts’ mouths.If you’re interested in trying this beer out, you can head over to the Indiegogo campaign, where the entire shebang will end up costing over $1 million to come to fruition, but hey — at least the astronauts are getting some suds to sip on, which is better than what they used to have: nothing.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more