Craft beer in space isn’t something we thought we’d be writing about in 2018.
Maybe on those Virgin Galactic space flights, they’ll be serving IPAs (who knows?!) but if they do, they won’t be the first craft beers in space. Portland, Oregon’s original craft brewery, BridgePort, this week launched their Original IPA into space.
They headed into the desert in West Texas, appropriately packaged up three bottles of their Original IPA in pressurised capsules and, having received clearance from the FAA, let them fly, propelled by a massive helium-filled balloon, 22 miles into the air, celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the beer’s original launch.
It’s quite fitting that the first IPA they launched is also the first IPA they launched into space, don’t you think? Their flagship IPA becoming their spaceship IPA… a beautiful thing.
The best thing about it? The beers landed back to earth intact! We’d have no worries ordering online from these guys, they know how to package beers to arrive safely.