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posted 08-31-2011 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having a browse through the backwaters of the internet I came across a news report from June this year that an Australian microbrewery had developed a beer especially for use in the zero-G environment. It is claimed that it contains less carbon dioxide to reduce the incidence of unpleasant expulsions that frequently accompany the partaking of this beverage.

Has anyone tried it, especially our friends from the antipodes? And is there any chance of it finding its way onto the ISS?


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posted 08-31-2011 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps if someone can find a rocket to get it there it might!


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posted 08-31-2011 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This sounds like the (Russian) pencil vs the (US) ballpoint issue. No need to "invent" a CO2-free beer... it already exists and is called "real ale" - the only beer worth drinking. (Not that it's free from nasty side effects!).

Robert Pearlman

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posted 08-31-2011 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the 4-Pines website (linked above), reducing the carbonation was only half their goal; they also wanted to up the flavor in response to astronauts' reports of dulled tastes due to the "mild swelling of the tongue."

The Vostok Stout has a "rich chocolate and caramel flavor."

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