Helium Infused Beer For Sale in the U.K.-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Helium infused beer is for sale in the U.K. and U.S.
Rumors about helium infused beer for sale started out as an April Fool’s Day joke, and many people have missed the punch line.
The helium beer hoax started in the U.S. in 2014 and later spread to the U.K. Samuel Adams released a video on April Fool’s Day 2014 in which the company said it planned to release “HeliYUM” helium infused beer.
In the video, Samuel Adams brewmaster and found Jim Cook talked up the “lighter mouthfeel” of helium beer before his voice went up an octave like he had sucked in helium after taking a drink.
The April Fool’s Day joke was recycled in 2015 when Berkshire Brewing Company “introduced” its new helium infused beer “Heliump IPA.” Again, that was a helium beer hoax.
Science Everyday researched the possibility of helium infused beer — and you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for it. Helium is 700 times less soluble in water than carbon dioxide, so undissolved helium would for one or two big gas bubbles instead of the consistent “slow fizz” of beer. Then, the helium would immediately escape from the beer, and it would take a lot of water with it, when the beer’s seal was broken.
So, helium beer would be impossible to bottle and it wouldn’t have the fizz that you’re used to with beer. Don’t expect to see helium infused beer for sale in the U.K., U.S. or anywhere else anytime soon.