Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is known for its so-called “off-centered-ales,” but its latest creation is more like off-planet. The Dogfish Head blog explained that its latest small-batch seasonal, Celest-jewel-ale, is made with lunar meteorites that have been crushed into dust, then steeped like tea in a rich, malty Oktoberfest.
From The Dogfish Head blog:
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.
Our friends up the road at ILC Dover, a company that creates space suits for NASA, helped us get this unique and incredibly rare ingredient. We also used German malts and hops, and fermented this beer with our house Doggie yeast, giving Celest-jewel-ale notes of doughy malt, toasted bread, subtle caramel and a light herbal bitterness.
To take it one step further, ILC crafted koozies made from the same material as space suits. According to the blog, all the materials in the koozie can withstand the rigors of space including temperatures ranging from +250/-250F, micrometeoroid traveling at 10 miles per second, solar radiation and the vacuum of space.
It’s nice to know that if you’re ever stranded out in space Gravity-style, you’ll still be able to enjoy a beer at the proper temperature. But you won’t have to go to space to get the latest Dogfish Head craft beer creation. The new brew will be served exclusively at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Beach brewpub.
Check out the Dogfish Head blog for all the details.