Have you ever lamented that you can’t bring your favorite IPA or imperial stout through security at the airport to enjoy on that cramped flight? Have you ever wished your favorite brewpub was in the far reaches of the Andes or South Pacific? Can you not get enough of that beer they call craft? Well, some Danes have been tinkering in their beer labs in Copenhagen and may have created a real game-changer in the world of beer.
They invented an instant beer powder. They’re promoting this as the “instant coffee” of beer. Simply add their freeze dried craft powder to bubbly water and alcohol (read: sh*t beer) and viola, you have your favorite craft brew. The process is pretty intense, “we loaded 5 liters of deep frozen beer into trays in the freeze-drying machines. Then, after some hours of processing in around minus 40 degrees Celsius and 0.1 millibar of pressure, everything that is left on the trays is dry.” What’s left is a powder you can stir into watery alcohol.