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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Aussie beer brewed for space tourists

They may well be ahead of the times. In face, quite a bit ahead.  Sydney's 4 Pines Brewing Company has created a beer optimized for microgravity consumption. It's intended for eventual consumption by space tourists. According to the company, the beer will be tested soon in Florida. This from 4 Pines:

"In space your whole entire face, including your tongue, swells," says Jaron. "It becomes a lot harder to taste things in space."
"With all the swelling all of your taste buds become almost a bit numb, in a way," he says.
"Astronauts have been known for years to throw handfuls of salt and bottles on Tabasco sauce on their meals..."
"On earth when you burp, due to the gravity that's acting on your stomach, the gas and the liquid separate," he says.
"However in space... the gas and the liquid can both come up during a burp." 


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