Hi! We’re 4 Pines Brewing Company (beer lovers) and Saber Astronautics (space gurus) from Manly, Australia on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We’ve joined forces and we’re on a mission of galactic proportions. We are destined to go where humanity never has before and create the world’s first beer for space.
Every worthwhile space voyage needs a mission name, and ours is ‘Vostok’. Back in 1961, humanity’s first ever manned space flight was aboard the vessel ‘Vostok’. Yuri Gagarin returned safely home after 90 minutes of flight and became a global legend. Whilst looking down on Earth, the only thing that was missing to toast the occasion was space beer.
SPACE TOURISM IS IMMINENT.
More recreational space flights have been booked than there have been astronauts in space in the last 57 years. With space tourism a burgeoning reality and hundreds of rejoicing, happy space fans booked on suborbital flights, we wanted to be well prepared.
Imagine if you were one of these future tourists…
From the dawn of civilisation, humanity brewed beer and wherever we venture, beer follows. Fast forward to today and off the back of those hefty space travel ticket prices, you’d want to be drinking the good beer you drink at home – and if it’s tasting good down here, imagine how it’d be up there, with views of our big blue globe!
– Challenge #1 –
Human physiology changes in zero gravity.
Alcohol absorption by the human body is different. The tongue swells, the senses dull – altering the way food and drink tastes and wet burps (belching both liquid & gas) are a real thing. So we had to re-imagine beer from scratch.
– Challenge #2 –
Liquid needs gravity to pour.
The biggest challenge is liquid’s inability to pour in zero gravity. This means that to drink beer from a bottle the same way that you do on Earth, a special space beer bottle needed to be created.