Space Beer Is Made from Barley Grown in Space



A Japanese firm is producing a limited run of beer made from barley which spent time on the International Space Station. From The Japan Times:

The brewer will receive orders for the Sapporo Space Barley beer via the Internet until Dec. 24, making 250 six-packs, holding 330-ml bottles, available at a price of ¥10,000 each, Sapporo said Thursday, adding the product will be delivered to customers in late January. Proceeds will be used for the promotion of science education.

The original barley seeds were stored for five months in the Russian module of the International Space Station.


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no, I don't think so. I think they send some of the ingredients up into space to "subject it to microgravity". Can't remember how or what though. One of their taglines is that they develop space-based products and make them available to the general public at affordable prices. They also have some seal of authenticity, the space product stamp. Donðt know alot about that either. The concept was pretty interesting, but it's hard to compete now with proper space beer I guess:)
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I once was doing some school project for a U.S. based company and remember that you yanks have your own line of space drinks. They had beer, as well as energy drinks (oh, and I don't work there) just remembered their "unparalleled by other ales available on earth". So I guess it is paralleled now.

link to the company's website and space-Ale:
http://www.microgravityenterprises.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=99
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