Smash in space
We teamed up with Red Rocks Community College & BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse to brew you a STELLAR beer from out of this world.
With a NASA funded Colorado Space Grant, the students at RRCC sent yeast into space in a balloon. All in all, a mere 40-minute flight, our american ale yeast traveled 100,000 feet in an effort to measure the agitation space flight would have on the basic brewing ingredient. Upon reaching terminal altitude, our balloon burst after being blasted by cosmic rays. The yeast then fell back to Earth to be collected by the RRCC team and eventually given to us at Sanitas and our buddies at BJ's to brew you something special...
SMASH IN SPACE: BRUT ALE
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 34
HOPS: GALAXY GRAVITY: 0
YEAST: SPACE-TRAVELED ALE YEAST
We chose this simple, SMASH recipe to highlight the space-traveled yeast. Look forward to a light, session-able Brut coming in at 0 degree gravity that allows the drinker to differentiate between malt, hops and yeast in an overall dry and crisp beer. Premiers in t-minus 2 days at COLLABORATION FESTIVAL 2019 with limited availability on draft in our very own tap room.
Like where this is going? SPACE BEER and BREWING IN SPACE are topics of increasing interest with more research being conducted by the passionate home brewers, scientists and breweries of the world. Indulge in more literature:
Eustacia Huen of Forbes: The World's First Space Beer Could Cost $1 Million
Nate Erickson of Esquire: Australians Developed a Beer That You Can Drink in Space