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Instant coffee lovers, you can now enjoy powdered beer!

Is there any chance this actually tastes good? You’ll now have the chance to find out. because it’s a thing!

A German brewery called Neuzeller Klosterbräu, that’s been in the beer  industry for almost 500 years, invented the powder that can make beer in the same way a person would make instant coffee or a protein shake.  You just mix it with water and stir.

Those taste testers who have tried it claim it tastes “just like normal regular beer” and its appearance also looks similar to a regular carbonated beer, because it foams up once it is mixed. Watch video here.

It’s apparently not the first time someone has made powdered beer.  But this one’s carbonated, and that’s a first. They claim it looks and TASTES just like regular beer, which is hard to believe, but ok – we’ll bite. Or – drink.

The current version is non-alcoholic.  But they say a boozy version will be available in the next few months, and they’ll start selling it globally. It’s something you could buy yourself, or bars might mix it with water to save money.

So, why do this?  Their answer is the environment.  It’s cheaper and easier to transport, so there’s a much smaller carbon footprint. By removing the extra weight created by glass and water, the invention could reduce transport weight by 90 percent.

It’s not the only new beer. It’s part of a string of weird beers they’ve been working on.  For example, they’ve also got a BATH BEER in the works that’s specifically made for you to bathe in. Must be some big demand for this that I missed, but sure – go for it!

In addition to its powdered beers, Neuzeller Klosterbräu is known for its innovative ideas, originality and age-old recipes, and has distributors worldwide.

Here are some other “instant” foods and drinks. Some worked, some did not, and some – well – you decide.


  • Powdered Milk

    Powdered Milk – in a 1986 session in Moscow, Russia, the International Dairy Federation defined instant skim milk powder as qualifying for the term “instant” when no more than fifteen seconds are required for all lumps to disappear when the powder is mixed with water and stirred. And thus began the “instant” world.

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  • Powdered Eggs

    powdered egg is a fully dehydrated egg. Most powdered eggs are made using spray drying in the same way that powdered milk is made. The major advantages of powdered eggs over fresh eggs are shelf life, smaller usage of storage space, and lack of need for refrigeration. Powdered eggs can be used without rehydration when baking, and can be rehydrated to make dishes such as scrambled eggs and omelets.

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  • Tang

    Tang was used by early NASA crewed space flights. In 1962, when Mercury astronaut John Glenn conducted eating experiments in orbit, Tang was selected for the menu. Many soda companies sent specially designed canned drinks into space with the crew of STS-51-F, the crew preferred to use Tang, as it could be mixed into existing water containers easily.

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  • Powdered Baby Food

    Powdered, or Instant baby food, is dehydrated baby food.  Produced by Gerber and Heinz in the 1980s Dehydrated baby food products consisted of dehydrated food flakes. The Gerber product never caught on as a widely used product; it was only test-run in Omaha, Nebraska, for around eight to nine months, and consumers didn’t embrace it, so it never went into mass production.

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  • Military Rations

    Military rations have been around for centuries, believe it or not. The more current version is  Meal, Combat, Individual (similar to the C-ration) from the late 1950s through the Vietnam War, developed the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) in 1983, designed to provide easy-to-prepare individual meals in pouches that could last for very long periods of time. The British 24-hour ration gradually advanced from tinned rations to freeze-dried and vacuum-sealed rations.

    Powdered beer

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  • Instant Mashed Potatoes

    Instant mashed potatoes are potatoes that have been through an industrial process of cooking, mashing and dehydrating to make a packaged convenience food that can be reconstituted by adding hot water or milk, producing an approximation of mashed potatoes. They are available in many different flavors, so – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    Powdered beer

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  • Instant Tofu Powder

    Nothing against Tofu, but Tofu Powder? Introduced and produced around 1966 by Japan Protein Industry (Nihon Tanpaku Kogyo), it was used at that time as a time-saver for the production of tofu. Later in 1973, a brand of instant tofu powder named Hausu Hontôfu was produced and marketed to consumers by the Hausu Foods Company. Nope!

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