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Space beer

The drinks world is getting well and truly into the space race, with the beer industry already having brewed a beer with space yeast and sent an Oregon IPA into orbit via helium balloon.

With commercial space travel due to take flight, space engineer Dr Jason Held believes astronauts should be allowed to enjoy a cold beer mid-flight.

He, and his company Saber Astronautics, have launched the world’s first space beer bottle in collaboration with Jaron Mitchell of 4 Pines Brewery.

The bottle uses modified technology from fuel tanks to defy the challenges of drinking beer in zero gravity.

Inspired by the “unique surface of the moon” and “the sensation of floating in space”, the black aluminium bottle design includes a ‘wicking’ insert that allows the beer to flow in zero gravity.

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