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Space Beer To Be Produced In Japan


A leading Japanese brewery has announced that it is to begin the brewing of a new beer which will utilise barley grown in space.

Sapporo has revealed that the beer’s ingredients will be created in conjunction with the International Space Station (ISS) and will be dubbed Space Barley.

The organisation has stated that 250 boxes of the alcoholic beverage will go to the lucky winners of an online lottery, though the drink will not come cheap – it will be priced at around £70 and all proceeds will go to an educational charity which will aid Japanese children.

Sapporo developed the barley to be kept on the ISS for around five months in 2006 during a research project in collaboration with the Russian Academy of Sciences and Okayama University, with the outcome aiming to further understand the possibility of food’s self-sufficiency in space.

Despite its name, Sapporo Breweries does not produce beer in the city, though maintains manufacturing premises in the same prefecture, Hokkaido.

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Tuesday, January 23, 5:38 pm

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