Release Dogfish Head Celest-Jewel-Ale, Brewed with Lunar Meteorites

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  1. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,369) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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  2. poobaca

    poobaca Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2013 New York
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    hmm that cant be good for you.
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  3. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (1,693) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Read about it yesterday.. As usual, they're brewing beer for the sake of being weird and different.. Moon dust is another way of saying dirt. So, it's beer with dirt in it. I've had that before.. It's called drinking at a beach bonfire.
  4. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (1,909) May 28, 2010 California
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    This sounds Rogue-like.
  5. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,369) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    This is kind of what I was thinking as well, but didn't want to compare them to each other.
  6. JohannBock

    JohannBock Aspirant (223) Jul 14, 2011 Virginia

  7. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Isn't this what killed all the people in Prometheus? No thanks
  8. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (1,909) May 28, 2010 California
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    I really don't either. I've been a Dogfish fan for a long time and any liking I had for Rogue was completely shattered by the Voodoo Donut beers (as well as a few before that, but to a MUCH lesser extent). But claiming you're using moondust because of its positive effects on the beer's taste is a page ripped straight from the Rogue manual.
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  9. HattedClassic

    HattedClassic Poo-Bah (2,027) Nov 23, 2009 Virginia

    I actually thought this thread was a riff on what the Alstrom brothers posted earlier today. I was disappointed.
  10. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    By far the craziest ingredient they've used.
  11. rboinski

    rboinski Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Why can't they just make a beer that sells based on taste not gimmicky marketing?
  12. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    90 minute, 60 minute, punkin ale, palo santo marron, festina peche, Fort, WW stout, etc etc etc etc etc etc....
  13. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (781) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan
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    They are really going back with these Ancient ales. What's next, God-particle ale?
  14. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,369) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Sorry to disappoint.
  15. TommyLiam

    TommyLiam Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2013 Arizona

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  16. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    They explained why they used moon dust in the article. I don't see how its a gimmick if its a viable ingredient. Its no more gimmicky to me than bourbon barrel aging something.

    As enthusiasts we often claim to love brewers/brewery's who push the envelope but the two that seem to actually do that, consistently get the most flack while the top 250 list is full of hardly anything but IPA's, barrel aged stouts, and sours, I'm not disagreeing with the list by the way, but in the realm of creativity making one of those styles isn't exactly earth shattering.

    Without deviation there is no progress so it doesn't matter if its good or bad it just matters that people are still trying to deviate and make something new.

    I don't always like the results but I nevertheless enjoy the creative process regardless of context.
  17. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Aspirant (217) Sep 18, 2012 New Hampshire
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  18. Weavagra

    Weavagra Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I'm glad there are brewers who still have fun with what they do.
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  19. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Dr. Koothrappali will surely dig it, anyway.
  20. cavemanbrewing

    cavemanbrewing Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2013 Florida

    Crushed moon rock in the beer?
  21. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Michigan

    It'll be out of this world, sorry I know it's corny but I had to do it...
  22. goldenM13

    goldenM13 Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Massachusetts

    This isn't pushing the envelope for brewing. It's a gimmick plain and simple in true Dogfish tradition.
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  23. MenryAZ

    MenryAZ Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2013 Arizona

    Not sure if I'd rather have this or Beard Beer...

    I like DFH, but this does seem gimmicky. Although if I were brewing at DFH or one of the major breweries, I'd probably want to have fun like this, too. It's like being a tenured professor and being able to research/write about whatever you want.
  24. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (611) May 29, 2011 Florida
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    Stupid. Very stupid.
  25. JesseLara

    JesseLara Disciple (380) Nov 4, 2012 California
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    and so begins my origin story..........

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  26. Brettlovesbeer

    Brettlovesbeer Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2011 Massachusetts

    I was just at the brewery for the Dogfish Dash and got to try this beer! Its an Oktoberfest beer with moon dust added in the boil. It's a really good oktoberfest beer, one of my favorites of the season! But, I couldn't pick up what the moon dust added. I've just used this as an excuse to tell friends "I WENT TO DOGFISH HEAD BREW PUB AND DRANK A BEER WITH SPACE DIRT IN IT! IT'S SO MUCH BETTER THAN REGULAR EARTH DIRT!!"
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  27. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    DFH is amazing. This idea is not. A little too off centered Sam. It is just fucking beer. Space shit not necessary.
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  28. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (608) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Well, that settles it. Gavel down.
  29. hellhammermario

    hellhammermario Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 North Carolina

  30. JMS1512

    JMS1512 Savant (930) Feb 18, 2013 New Jersey

    ... he's right, you know.
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  31. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Disciple (365) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Did they run out of rock bands to commemorate?
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  32. khall62

    khall62 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2010 New Jersey

    This is exactly why I stopped drinking anything by Dogfish a long time ago. And I was a fan of theirs when they first came out.
  33. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    This is absurd. Why the hell would anyone not drink a beer they like because of another they do not? Makes no fucking sense. I think Lagunitas Imperial Stout blows. Am I going to stop drinking Sucks? Hell no.
  34. Sesmu

    Sesmu Aspirant (237) Feb 28, 2007 Massachusetts

    yeah, it's pushing the envelope... right!

    "...moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts, helping the yeast-induced fermentation..." So there are no minerals and salts on Earth that could do this? Only Lunar will do?

    When is the next Mars rover coming back? I'd venture to guess that those salts and minerals from Martian dust would help the yeast-induced fermentation in an even greater way.
  35. flyingmick

    flyingmick Aspirant (260) Jul 3, 2012 Texas

    I want to put space into my system. I want to swallow moon shit - at least a taste of it. I'm willing to bite on this gimmick just because. DFH has the resources to do something this stupid/awesome. It does sound like it's brewed for fun, and that's my favorite part.
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  36. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    I don't know about that. I seriously doubt it will come through as it sounds, after the yeast get through with it anyhow.
  37. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Devotee (440) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    Ironically all of those beers have gimmicks.
  38. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Devotee (440) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    This is the perfect mix of genius and retarded.
    I really, really want to try this one.
  39. ThisMoonlife

    ThisMoonlife Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Massachusetts

    I think what they do is cool. No one else has the balls to brew what Dogfish does.
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  40. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,112) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

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