"“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” We met Dan and Martha from Saint Mars of the Desert Brewery (SMOD) last year pouring our beers at the SALT Oktoberfest. We bonded over each other's beers and later visited their brewery in the old steel district of Sheffield. Their tales from years of experience brewing and selling in the USA are pretty crazy and inspiring. As COVID 19 quickly changed the landscape of 2020 we'd been messaging each other support and thought what better way to challenge ourselves, make a great new beer and have some fun in the process ? Collaboration brews are all in the planning so we sent ideas back and forth then in a bold move for mankind brewed the beer virtually in space, keeping a direct line open with the SMOD control room. New England IPA’s are known for intense tropical fruit flavours with big hop aroma and MARS INTO THE ABYSS is no exception. Blueberry, tropical and stone fruits are the major flavours with a super soft smooth body and minimal bitterness. We compared ABYSS SMOD Water profiles and added Mosaic & Ekuanot hops at key points during the process. This beer really is pillowy soft !"