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The sky really is the limit for new craft beer

02 November 2016

A Scottish craft brewer, Innis & Gunn, have created a new craft beer, called Sky.P.A, using water harvested from the clouds to give it a fresh taste.

Sky.P.A (Credit: Innis & Gunn)

A bespoke airborne device was created by the brewery, fitted with a turbine and condenser which sucked moisture directly from the clouds before cooling it into water. 

A team of four flew the device over Devil’s Beef Tub in Moffat, Scotland where they collected cloud water to successfully brew 500 pints.

Called Sky.P.A, the beer is said to be made from many uniquely-sourced ingredients and according to the brewers, has a ‘fresh’ taste. The brewers also say the composition of this water was influenced by its origins, in this case the Atlantic, and so is high in minerals that add real flavour through the brewing process.

A bespoke airborne device was created by the brewery, fitted with a turbine and condenser which sucked moisture directly from the clouds (Credit: Innis & Gunn)

The brewery is known for its somewhat innovative campaigns when it comes to beer. Dougal Gunn Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn said “we’ve used virtual reality to show how context can influence the taste of beers and sent beer ingredients that help enhance cognitive function to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to help encourage them to speak the truth.” According to Donald, someone had to…

“Now, we’re brewing a beer by harvesting water straight from the Scottish clouds”.

Innis & Gunn are currently in the process of launching a crowdfunding campaign, AdventureCapital, in an attempt to raise £1M to help fund future experiments. 


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