Stout of This World

Guinness stout in space feasibility study

Alex Denman

Can you imagine a space suit with a beer keg on the back and tubes piping liquid into the helmet? 

When the good folks at Guinness invited us over to the Open Gate Brewery for a Future of Stout Summit, we had no idea we’d end up meeting a future astronaut! Now you might be thinking that brewing beer for space is just a massive publicity stunt, and when we first heard the announcement, it did cross our minds. But once we got to understand the motivations and challenges behind this feasibility study, we had to hand it to the team at Guinness who are taking this project very seriously. The motivations are many and it took a panel of experts to unpack the challenges for us. Here’s some of the thoughts we picked up from 4 experts;