The blue planet is seriously endangered. The earth's entire supply of beer is in the hands of extraterrestrial Plengons. Beer prices rocket and the Sulingen village fair is looming - but how can there be a village fair with no beer? That simply won't do. And so the villagers persuade farmers Kork, Spick, Pulle, Schrotty and the cook to prepare the spaceship Apparatspott - a kind of liquid manure tank with boosters - for an expedition into space to get their hands on the necessary barley-juice.