Sapporo is Already My Favorite Beer, This is Mile-Thick Icing on the Cake
One of the cool things about space is that it makes boring things interesting. How do you find out if a spider can spin a web in space? You send it up there and look. Can butterflies go through their life cycle in space? Send some up and watch. What does Alka Seltzer do in microgravity? Only one way to find out.
The good people at Sapporo got their hot little hands on some barley that was grown on the International Space Station in 2006. Since then, they have been making very limited batches of beer from barley descended from the crop grown in space. The newest batch is out, and 250 people will be selected by lottery to buy a six pack for about $110. Since the barley grew normally, there’s really no difference in the taste, but it’s cool as shit nonetheless.
It got me thinking about products I would buy were they derived from space. I would like to wash down a space steak with a double of space bourbon. I would polish off the meal with a space cigarette and call it a day. Also, space pistachios. I have my reasons.