We’ll go pretty far for a novelty beverage, especially one made with diamonds or live snakes or things like that. But this small batch beer from Dogfish Head Brewery might be the rarest yet, because it’s made with chunks of the actual moon. Seriously.
Ideal for science nerds and beer geeks alike, the fancy moon dust beer called Celest-Jewel-Ale has a name that’s kind of an awkward mouthful. The beer itself is brewed with actual moon dust. We haven’t heard if rainbows or unicorn smiles were involved in the recipe, but right now we’re imagining the Lisa Frank beer, and that’s not a bad thing.
According to Dogfish Head Brewery, they got their hands on lunar meteorite powder thorugh a collaboration with the company that makes spacesuits for NASA to get some meteorite powder, which they then put into an ale because that’s how they roll. (When brewers find weird shit, they make beer out of it. Remember the guy who found yeast in his beard and decided to make an artisanal tipple out of it? He wasn’t an outlier.)
The brewery insists the moon dust is not just a marketing gimmick and it actually “enhances the flavor.” According to a blog post:
These certified moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts, yelping the yeast-induced fermentation process and lending this traditional German style a subtle but complex earthiness. (Or is it mooniness?)
They also made space suit koozies to go with the special beer, which is fitting considering this project is technically a designer collab with the makers of actual space suits. They don’t come in pink, but this is still presumably the only beer Astronaut Barbie would drink.
Via The Daily Meal/Photo: Dogfish Head Brewery