Oct 02 2013
Now here’s a beer that’s literally out of this world. Celest-jewel-ale, a small-batch beer concocted by the geniuses at Milton, Del.-based brewery Dogfish Head, is made with real lunar meteorites. Here’s how it’s possible: The meteorites (procured from engineering firm ILC Dover, which makes spacesuits for NASA) are crushed into dust and steeped like tea in the brewery’s Oktoberfest lager. According to Dogfish’s website, the meteorites impart a unique flavor:
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?)
Sounds pretty crazy and brilliant at the same time. I can imagine that people are going to be very interested in trying this brew without question. I’m in.
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