We have a pretty extensive bucket list of things we want to accomplish in our lives, but one of the top things has always been to drink a beer with moon dust in it. That’s normal. Right?
Well, our prayers have been answered. Man landed on the moon 44 years ago and now WE CAN DRINK IT.
If you visit Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats, you’ll see a delightful beverage called “Celest-jewel-ale.” At first glance, you may think it’s just a nice traditional German Oktoberfest beer with an interesting name. However, this unassuming beer has one out-of-this-world ingredient: moon dust.
Working with the contractor that created the spacesuits worn by the Apollo astronauts on the moon, ILC Dover, Dogfish Head had the company source the lunar meteorites for its beer. The result?
“Celest-jewel-ale is made with lunar meteorites that have been crushed into dust, then steeped like tea in a rich, malty Oktoberfest. 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?” said Dogfish on their website.
Aside from the lunar meteorites, Dogfish also tapped ILC Dover to create custom-made astronaut koozies for their pint glasses. The koozies are made from the same material as legit spacesuits; the outer layer is Orthofabric, woven together with Gore-Tex, Nomex and Kevlar layers. The koozies can withstand anything outerspace may throw at them, so you know they’re going to keep your pint safe and perfect.
Oh, and if you drop by Dogfish for some moon dust beer, you’re going to have to hand over your license and drink at their bar because as you may have guessed, those astro-koozies are a little more expensive than their foam counterparts.