Anthropologists have long argued that beer brewing parallels the rise of civilization. During the Neolithic period, argues Michael Jackson, author of World Guide to Beer, hunters first gathered to cultivate the land, specifically grains that were turned to beer.
So with space tourism on the rise, not to mention new, fantastic planets we can conquer (!), it’s only natural we intergalactic hunters gather again to crack the code of zero gravity brew.
Space.com reports that new space beer is produced as a joint venture between Saber Astronautics Australia and the Australian 4 Pines Brewing Company. To test how the beer tastes and affects body temperature, heart rate, and blood alcohol content, flight members from a little outfit called “Astronauts4Hire” (really) will take the beer on board a modified Boeing (BA) aircraft which flies in “a series of parabolic arcs that simulate environments of weightlessness.”
How the scientists will control for an immediate bout of the spins remains to be seen.