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Out Of This World Beer Has Yeast From Space

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Ninkasi Brewing Company is releasing a new beer called “Ground Control” that was made with yeast that has traveled to space. The company sent its first batch into the black last July, but it went missing on its way back to Earth.

The second batch made it with six vials completing the trip in October. The beer will be available beginning on April 13th in limited edition 22-ounce bottles. According to Ninkasi Brewing Company:

Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back. Mankind will enjoy the sweet finesse of this beer that only fares better with time.

Style: Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs, and Ale Yeast Sent Into Space
Available: April 13, 2015
ABV: 10.0%
IBU: 80
OG: 1100
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet
Packaging: 22oz. Bottles

Look for Ground Control in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia, and select retailers across the country.

(via Popular Science)

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