The Land Down Under may not be the first place you think of when talking about the best beer in the world, but them Aussies surely have got something with this innovative beer. Vostok 4 Pines Stout ((Via SMH)) does have a ring to it, but it does more than get you all tipsy. It is the first ever beer that has been brewed for zero gravity environments! You know, just in case you find yourself in outer space in the near future…
What with space tourism seemingly just around the corner, I think the brewers are simply exhibiting foresight. Now, drinking beer may be the last thing on the mind of a space tourist, but if you think about it, having a beer in space is the cherry on top.
Why not bring your favorite brew, you may ask. You see, drinking in space is not exactly the same as drinking in your favorite watering hole down on earth. For one, you get swelling tongues (eew!) and a less than normal sense of taste. Bearing those things in mind, the brewers came up with this one-of-a-kind beer that will make you feel right at home.
From the reactions of the people who tested the beer in zero gravity, it seems that Vostok 4 Pines Stout just might be the official beer of space tourism.
In case you have plans of going on an out of this world vacation in the future, and you have the chance to enjoy some beer at that time, you have Mitchell and Jason Held to thank for this brilliant idea. I have to say – these guys have got their priorities straightened out!