Space beer heading our way, courtesy of Sapporo

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Space beer. It’s right up there with space wrestling as something that’s long overdue, but the wait will soon be over. Sapporo will launch a beer in November that’s brewed from International Space Station-grown barley. Initially, only 100 bottles of the space brew will be made, and none of them released commercially, and it’s unlikely that the beer will taste any different. But that’s irrelevant. Sapporo could slap a “SPACE BEER” label on a bottle and it’ll sell out everywhere.

There’s a scientific reason for the beer, and it’s to determine the effects of space on growing edible plants. Not that you care.

via Popular Science

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