An Other-Worldly Brew on Tap

Japanese brewery to craft beer whose barley comes from space-traveling seeds
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2008 11:40 AM CDT
An Other-Worldly Brew on Tap
This picture shows Japanese canned beers produced by Asahi Breweries (L) and its rival Sapporo Holdings (R), 16 February 2007, in Tokyo.   (Getty Images)

Want to try a heavenly lager? Come November, you might get a chance. Japan's Sapporo Breweries is harvesting barley this weekend from seeds that spent 5 months aboard the International Space Station, the AP reports. It then plans to brew 100 bottles of space beer, though it hasn't figured out yet who will actually get to drink it. (More beer stories.)

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