World's first space beer bottle prepares to launch
by Lucy Shaw

We’ve had beer brewed with space yeast and an Oregon IPA sent into orbit via helium balloon and now the first beer bottle designed for space travel is preparing to launch.

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The brainchild of Australian brewer Jaron Mitchell, the bottle uses modified technology from fuel tanks to defy the challenges of drinking beer in zero gravity.

Inspired by the “unique surface of the moon” and “the sensation of floating in space”, the black aluminium bottle design includes a ‘wicking’ insert that allows the beer to flow in zero gravity.



Each bottle features a removable cup for use back on earth and the traditional silhouette was used to preserve the familiarity of the beer drinking experience.

Mitchell partnered with Saber Astronautics on the design of the bottle, which CEO Jason Held describes as being “a lot like a small spacecraft fuel tank”.

Mitchell’s ‘space beer company’ Vostok is in the final stages of testing the prototype and launched a crowdfund campaign on 7 April with the goal of raising US$1 million to help fund the manufacturing of the bottles.

The aim is to have the beer bottle ready for commercial space flights next year.

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