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Brewery mixes moon dust into new beer
Dogfish Head releases a limited-edition Oktoberfest ale made with real 'lunar meteorites.'
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 at 02:17 PM
The craft brewery, famous for its unusual concoctions, created the small-batch beer using "lunar meteorites that have been crushed into dust, then steeped like tea in a rich, malty Oktoberfest." Dogfish sourced this rare ingredient from ILC Dover, a company that creates space suits for NASA. The fact that its launching close to the premiere of director Alfonso Cuaron's space-thriller "Gravity" is purely coencidental. The ale house actually dreamed it up to honor September's harvest moon
- the moon closest to the fall equinox.
"These certified moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts," the company says,"helping the yeast-induced fermentation process and lending this traditional German style a subtle but complex earthiness."
If you're interested in sampling some Celest-jewel-ale, you best act fast. It's only sold at the brewery's pub in Reheboth Beach, Delaware - and once it's gone, so too is your opportunity to taste some delicious moon beer.
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