Now available: Space beer

It’s a tricky art, making a beer than can be enjoyed on earth as it is in the heavens.

Human biology changes in zero gravity conditions. The tongue swells, the senses dull — altering the way food and drink tastes.

“This is a well known problem in the astronaut corps, in the space industry,” Dr Held told

“The longer people spend in space the more reduced flavours they detect.”

Saber’s first goal was to develop a recipe that people could enjoy comfortably…

The first swig is like a bit of a slap of cold air to the face – space beer really is smoky. But the flavour does grow on you, and has a wonderful aftertaste, kind of like a coffee in the morning.