Celest-jewel-ale beer – there's a bit of the Moon in every glass


October 8, 2013

Staff from Dogfish Head and ILC Dover with their lunar brew

Staff from Dogfish Head and ILC Dover with their lunar brew

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Wanna drink some moon dust? Well, if it's not too late, you still may have the chance. Late last month, Delaware-based brewer Dogfish Head began serving up a limited-run Oktoberfest beer made from the stuff.

Known as Celest-jewel-ale, the beer is made using crushed lunar meteorites obtained from nearby spacesuit manufacturer ILC Dover – so no, nobody actually went to the Moon to get the raw ingredients. According to Dogfish Head, "These certified moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts, helping the yeast-induced fermentation process and lending this traditional German style a subtle but complex earthiness (Or is it mooniness?)."

The 5-percent alcohol beer also contains German malts and hops, and is said to have "notes of doughy malt, toasted bread, subtle caramel and a light herbal bitterness."

As an added bonus, Celest-jewel-ale is served in a koozie made by ILC out of the same materials used in the company's spacesuits. It's only available at the Dogfish Head pub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, however ... and you don't get to keep the koozie.

Source: Dogfish Head via Foodbeast

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away. All articles by Ben Coxworth
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I'll take my beer dirt-free, thanks.

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