Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Japanese brewer unveils Space Beer


Japanese brewer Sapporo in association with Okayama University biologists, have invented Space Beer created with barley plants grown inside the International Space Station.

Sapporo Breweries has said that it will hold in January tastings of the world’s first beer made with barley..

The barley used in the new beer is a third-generation offshoot of the original plant stored for five months in a Russian laboratory in the station. The company has made only 100 liters of the new brew, named Sapporo Space Barley, which is not for sale. Sapporo says the beer is safe because it has tested microbes in it and did tests with lab animals and Sapporo employees, too. It also says that the space beer tastes just like regular beer.

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