Portland brewery sends ‘first craft beer into space’

13th February, 2018 by Phoebe French

Oregon brewery BridgePort is the latest brewer to join the space race after it launched its flagship IPA into space using a specially-designed helium balloon.

The video posted by the brewery which records the mission shows a container with one full bottle of The Original IPA inside and a decorative, empty bottle strapped to the top being sent into “space”. The brewery noted that a full bottle would not have survived the change in atmospheric pressure.

After receiving clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration the bottles were launched from the desert of West Texas and flew for an hour and a half, reaching a height of 22 miles before travelling back to Earth. The brewery notes that the 22 mile peak….

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