Innovation in beer is about go beyond the microbrewery to the moon. Making beer for astronauts is no small task, but an Australian brewery has made a beer specifically crafted for space-drinking. Intended for space tourism, space beer features a particularly powerful flavor. 4 Pines Brewing Company has been collaborating with engineers to produce beer with that special space taste. Since the face and tongue tend to swell in space, and the taste buds seem to decrease in sensitivity, a space beer needed to possess a strong taste. One of 4 Pines' ideas involved an intense stout.
Yet, a space beer needs reduced carbonation to avoid a strange space phenomenon called a "wet burp." In addition, laws regarding alcohol consumption in space remain ambiguous. To read more about the challenges of brewing space beer, click here.