Which of the following did Dogfish Head Brewery's Celest-jewel-ale contain?
Celest‐jewel-ale was an Oktoberfest brewed with moondust in 2013.
It was designed to celebrate the fall equinox and the harvest moon. It was made with lunar meteorites that had 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.
Their friends at ILC Dover, a company that creates space suits for NASA, helped get this unique and incredibly rare ingredient. Dogfish Head also used German malts and hops, and fermented this beer with their house Doggie yeast, giving Celest‐jewel-ale notes of doughy malt, toasted bread, subtle caramel and a light herbal bitterness.
Exclusively served at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Beach Deleware brewpub, Celest‐jewel‐ale marks the September night of the harvest moon – the full moon closest to the fall equinox – whose brightness has traditionally helped farmers work into the evening.
On top of the lunar meteorites, ILC made sure this was the best‐protected beer on the planet with koozies made from the same material as their space suits.