Space Beer

5 Dec

Sapporo Beer stored barley seeds on board the International Space Station for five months.

With those barley seeds they made some beer that they intend to use for experiments of some kind (maybe how beer made with ingredients grown in zero-gravity tastes πŸ˜‰ ).

But they’ve bottled some of the beer for consumer consumption.
They’re calling the beer brewed with barley that was in outer space “Space Barley“.

The amount of beer that Sapporo Beer is offering the public is a very limited supply, and, as you might imagine, expensive.

Only 250 six-packs of the 330ml bottles will be sold. The price is Β₯10,000 (about US$113) for a six-pack.

I’d like to try the “Space Barley” beer and I’d definitely add the bottle to my collection, if I had one…but Β₯10,000 for a six-pack is pretty pricey. If they sold individual bottles for 1/6 the price, at Β₯1667 (US$18.83), I’d probably get one then.

If you want to buy a six-pack of the very limited-edition SapporoSpace Barley” beer, you have to order it online by 2009 December 24.

There is another way to try this beer, though.
Sapporo Beer is offering free tours and tasting of the “Space Barley” beer to 30 couples.
To enter the drawing for the beer tasting, you have to send a postcard to Sapporo Beer by December 15th. I’d enter this contest if the date of the tour / beer tasting was on a holiday rather than a weekday afternoon.

8 Responses to “Space Beer”

  1. tornadoes28 December 8, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    It would be interesting to try just to say you drank space beer. But only if someone bought it for me.


    • tokyo5 December 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm #

      If you find someone to buy you a six-pack of Space Barley Beer, share some with me! πŸ˜‰


  2. cuteandcurls December 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    I wouldnt mind being the guinea pig for this πŸ˜€


    • tokyo5 December 6, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

      Well, if you act fast (before the limited supply is gone) and are willing to spend ¥10,000 on it, you can be!


  3. gigihawaii December 6, 2009 at 2:36 am #

    what if you buy it, get sick, and die! no thanks!


    • tokyo5 December 6, 2009 at 9:56 am #

      Maybe the consumers are the “guinea pigs” and that’s the experiment that they’re doing! πŸ˜€


  4. Sir Pent December 6, 2009 at 2:13 am #

    I’ll try it if YOU’RE buying!


    • tokyo5 December 6, 2009 at 9:55 am #

      Come to Japan and enter the drawing for the free tour and tasting. πŸ˜‰


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