An Australian brewing company called 4-Pines have invented a beer specifically designed for consumption in microgravity. The issue with beer in space is the carbon dioxide contents that cause the drinkers to puke it all up. Well, not quite “puke”, but close to it – Discovery explains it a lot better than we can:
This, my friends, is called a “wet burp”; an explosive near-vomit experience guaranteed to gross out anyone who has the misfortune to be floating around with you.
Pretty disgusting, eh? Fear no more though, for the 4-Pines brew, called Vostok (named after the spacecraft flown by Gagarin), is low in carbon dioxide – ensuring a full taste without the wet burps!
One small step for man, one giant leap for piss heads from down under! This new development will surely help the progress of Space Tourism as time moves forward.
And to think it was another Aussie that put bubbles in beer to begin with: