Seven years after we started brewing in Oregon, we decided the sky was not the limit. One year, two rockets and countless lab hours later, we successfully launched a payload of brewer’s yeast into outer space with the help of rocket scientists. After a much awaited return to Earth, the mission of creating space beer is now complete.

Ground Control boldly combines local and out-of-this-world ingredients. This rich, complex Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and is fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back.

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Ground Control 2017

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise and Cocoa Nibs

IBU

50

Bitterness Units

ABV

10.0

Alcohol % By Volume

OG

1.100

Original Gravity

APRIL

2017

Available Date

This third-edition release is a blend of fresh Ground Control and Ground Control aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels, offering a beer that is ready to enjoy now or suitable to cellar for later.

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Cask Strength Ground Control 2017

Cask Strength Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise and Cocoa Nibs

IBU

80

Bitterness Units

ABV

11.0

Alcohol % By Volume

OG

1.100

Original Gravity

APRIL

2016

Available Date

This Cask Strength edition has been aged in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Barrels, offering a dangerously smooth and flavorful take on our favorite space beer.

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Ground Control 2016

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Brewed with Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise and Cocoa Nibs

IBU

80

Bitterness Units

ABV

10.0

Alcohol % By Volume

OG

1.100

Original Gravity

APRIL

2016

Available Date

Ground Control returns for its second year! Aged in Old Forester Bourbon barrels, this second-edition brew captures the excitement and adventure of launching yeast into space and returning it to Earth for brewing. Ground Control 2016 is every bit as delicious as its predecessor with an additional aged complexity.

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Ground Control 2015

Imperial Stout Brewed With Oregon Hazelnuts, Star Anise and Cocoa Nibs

IBU

80

Bitterness Units

ABV

10.0

Alcohol % By Volume

OG

1.100

Original Gravity

APRIL

2015

Available Date

Using one of the six brewer's yeast samples that survived the trip to space and back, this first-edition of Grount Control hit the shelf April 13, 2015. 

This beer is no longer available