Craft beer 4 Pines Brewing has knocked it out of the stratosphere with their latest competition.
The brewing team are giving one lucky daredevil the opportunity to jet off 32,000 feet into the sky on a zero gravity research flight to test their innovative ‘space beer’.
Vostok, a joint venture between 4 Pines and space engineering company Saber Astronautics, started seven years ago and, through extensive research, has seen the creation of a beer that can be consumed in space and a prototype bottle that can be drunk from normally in weightless conditions.
Now they’re ready to test out their developments, but they need your help (Obi-Wan).
Complete a 50-word essay and make a pledge to purchase a space beer bottle for $90USD on the Vostock Indiegogo crowdfunding page and you could win return flights to Cape Canaveral, Florida, three nights accommodation and a seat on a ZERO-G Weightless Lab flight to try the ‘out of this world’ beer.
The money raised from the campaign will go to Vostok’s continued research to perfect the beer bottle, with the final goal to have a space beer product available for all commercial space flights by 2019.
When asked why 4 Pines has set its sights creating a gravity defying beer, co-founder Jaron Mitchell said:
“There would be very few of us that don’t enjoy having a beer when you’re travelling and if you have the opportunity to travel to space and have forked out a good amount of dollars to do it, then I’d be wanting a beer. We’ve anticipated that demand and are on track to meet it.”
“It’s extraordinary to think about what we’ve achieved since 2010,” he reflects.
“It’s been a self-funded project to date and we’re on the cusp of creating a comfort product that will benefit all of mankind in space. It’s an incredible position to be in and we’re looking forward to sharing part of this research process with one lucky earthling through our space flight competition, as well as giving people all over the world the opportunity to buy and forever own the world’s first batch of space beers ever made.”
For more information or to enter the competition, head to: www.vostokspacebeer.com/competition
Note: To enter, you must be a resident of Australia, the United Kingdom or the United States of America. Should the Indiegogo campaign not fulfil the funding goal, the winner will receive a consolation prize of $1,000USD.