Beer is a good time as it is, but what if it was also glow-in-the-dark?
Awesome. It would be totally awesome.
Former NASA biologist Josiah Zayner made this awesomeness a reality by launching a kit that lets home brewers craft beverages that glow.
With The Odin, Zayner has created kits for curious minds to conduct their own science experiments ― one of which is for bioluminescent beer.
The bright green coloring is ridiculously intriguing in its own right, but there’s something even more fascinating about it: It’s from a jellyfish gene.
According to the kit’s guide, “a plasmid DNA” was added to “the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae so that it turns a fluorescent green color.”
So, when you use this fluorescent yeast in a batch of home brew, it’ll glow under a blacklight. How is that for a damn party?!
The fluorescent yeast kit retails for $199 and will take about 10 hours of work over the course of two days before any actual brewing takes place. But, if you’re committed to the glow, it’s worth the effort.
Of the green brew, Zayner hopes “that the ability to produce something cool and tangible will get more people interested in not just learning about but actually doing genetic engineering,” according to Gizmodo.
We’re sold, Josiah. Who wants to make some brewskis?