This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Anyone for a BLUE beer? German uni brews drink coloured with seaweed03:42

Anyone for a BLUE beer? German uni brews drink coloured with seaweed

Germany, Kothen
January 23, 2020 at 15:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

A beer coloured blue using the seaweed spirulina was presented at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Kothen on Thursday.

Ruptly had the chance to follow the production process, where the seaweed spirulina was added to a light coloured beer to achieve the blue colour of the beverage, which has been named 'Real Ocean Blue.'

While green beer has become more common on occasions like St Patricks day, blue beer is much more of a rarity. In order to achieve the colour, food technologist Jean Titze and his team extract the chlorophyl from the seaweed, leaving behind just the phycocyanin responsible for the blue colour, before adding it to the beer.

Anyone for a BLUE beer? German uni brews drink coloured with seaweed03:42
No Account? Sign up!
Description

A beer coloured blue using the seaweed spirulina was presented at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Kothen on Thursday.

Ruptly had the chance to follow the production process, where the seaweed spirulina was added to a light coloured beer to achieve the blue colour of the beverage, which has been named 'Real Ocean Blue.'

While green beer has become more common on occasions like St Patricks day, blue beer is much more of a rarity. In order to achieve the colour, food technologist Jean Titze and his team extract the chlorophyl from the seaweed, leaving behind just the phycocyanin responsible for the blue colour, before adding it to the beer.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
00:34
USA: Strong winds and heavy rain as hurricane makes landfall in South CarolinaUSA: Strong winds and heavy rain as hurricane makes landfall in South Carolina
August 4, 2020 at 04:44 GMT -00:00
02:29
Greece: Pilot survives after small plane crashes into house in northern villageGreece: Pilot survives after small plane crashes into house in northern village
August 3, 2020 at 16:29 GMT -00:00
01:42
Ukraine: Special forces detain hostage-taker in Kiev bank Ukraine: Special forces detain hostage-taker in Kiev bank
August 3, 2020 at 15:25 GMT -00:00
01:31
Lebanon: Emergency services rush to site of Beirut explosionsLebanon: Emergency services rush to site of Beirut explosions
August 4, 2020 at 17:26 GMT -00:00
03:37
Flying Kicks! Seoul taekwondo master aces stunning 4-metre high kicksFlying Kicks! Seoul taekwondo master aces stunning 4-metre high kicks
August 3, 2020 at 14:07 GMT -00:00
01:04
Lebanon: Fires rage after major explosion near Beirut portLebanon: Fires rage after major explosion near Beirut port
August 4, 2020 at 16:10 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:28
USA: Trump agrees to sale of TikTok to Microsoft, says US should get cut of any dealUSA: Trump agrees to sale of TikTok to Microsoft, says US should get cut of any deal
August 4, 2020 at 03:22 GMT -00:00
01:56
Iran: 'Sturgeon Moon' shines above Tehran's night skyIran: 'Sturgeon Moon' shines above Tehran's night sky
August 3, 2020 at 22:29 GMT -00:00
02:19
Lebanon: Helicopters battle to douse flames in major Beirut blazeLebanon: Helicopters battle to douse flames in major Beirut blaze
August 4, 2020 at 17:27 GMT -00:00
02:43
Lebanon: Further explosions continue in major Beirut port incidentLebanon: Further explosions continue in major Beirut port incident
August 4, 2020 at 16:52 GMT -00:00
02:09
Spain: 'It was time for him to leave the country' - residents react to Juan Carlos I's departureSpain: 'It was time for him to leave the country' - residents react to Juan Carlos I's departure
August 4, 2020 at 10:45 GMT -00:00
02:48
USA: Protesters march against reopening of schools in NYCUSA: Protesters march against reopening of schools in NYC
August 4, 2020 at 02:08 GMT -00:00
01:40
France: 'Sturgeon Moon' brightens Paris night skyFrance: 'Sturgeon Moon' brightens Paris night sky
August 4, 2020 at 01:37 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:49
Belarus: ‘Russia was, is and will always be our closest ally’ - Lukashenko in annual addressBelarus: ‘Russia was, is and will always be our closest ally’ - Lukashenko in annual address
August 4, 2020 at 15:20 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
05:06
Belarus: ‘This is all lies about Istanbul’ - Lukashenko comments on alleged Wagner Group membersBelarus: ‘This is all lies about Istanbul’ - Lukashenko comments on alleged Wagner Group members
August 4, 2020 at 17:47 GMT -00:00
02:03
Spain: Madrilenians react to ex-King Juan Carlos leaving country amid corruption scandalSpain: Madrilenians react to ex-King Juan Carlos leaving country amid corruption scandal
August 4, 2020 at 02:17 GMT -00:00
03:50
Austrian researchers help create mini-helicopter to assist mission to MarsAustrian researchers help create mini-helicopter to assist mission to Mars
August 3, 2020 at 23:55 GMT -00:00
04:27
Italy: Bus drivers learn self-defence to enforce COVID measures in RomeItaly: Bus drivers learn self-defence to enforce COVID measures in Rome
August 4, 2020 at 09:08 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:47
Micronesia: Three sailors rescued from remote island thanks to 'SOS' message on beachMicronesia: Three sailors rescued from remote island thanks to 'SOS' message on beach
August 4, 2020 at 11:37 GMT -00:00
00:36
Lebanon: Mobile footage shows smoke after Beirut port explosionsLebanon: Mobile footage shows smoke after Beirut port explosions
August 4, 2020 at 17:58 GMT -00:00
View all videos