One giant leap for beerkind: World’s first space stout prepares for launch

From National Post, by Laura Brehaut

Australia’s 4 Pines Brewing Company and Saber Astronautics have created a beer that can be drunk in space. Vostok Space Beer

Australian space beer company Vostok is aiming to raise $1 million to launch its galactic brew

As you might imagine, drinking beer in space isn’t as simple as popping a bottle cap. Typically, and somewhat less glamorously, drinking anything in space involves sucking it from a bag using a straw.

Although imbibing is prohibited onboard the International Space Station, space tourism is on the horizon – the push is on to devise a method of drinking during spaceflights just as people do on land.

In 2011, Australia’s 4 Pines Brewing Company and Saber Astronautics joined forces to create the world’s first space beer, Vostok – a “dry, Irish-style stout.” And now they’re aiming to raise US$1 million to launch it, bottled in a vessel that will pour in zero gravity.

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