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'Celest-jewel-ale' brewed with moon dust, served in space-suit koozies

The newest small-batch beer from Dogfish Head, released Sunday to celebrate the fall equinox, is out of this world.

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The newest small-batch beer from Dogfish Head, released Sunday to celebrate the fall equinox, is out of this world.

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?)

Our friends up the road at ILC Dover, a company that creates space suits for NASA, helped us get this unique and incredibly rare ingredient. We also used German malts and hops, and fermented this beer with our house Doggie yeast, giving Celest-jewel-ale notes of doughy malt, toasted bread, subtle caramel and a light herbal bitterness.

Three days to score a great rate at the Dogfish Inn

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Need a little winter getaway? Hop online from Friday until Monday and book a stay at the Dogfish Inn on the cheap. Weekday nights are only $99, and weekend nights are $139. Gotta love it.

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Need a little winter getaway? Hop online from Friday until Monday and book a stay at the Dogfish Inn on the cheap. Weekday nights are only $99, and weekend nights are $139. Gotta love it.

Brewpub exclusive 'Beer for Breakfast' brewed with 25 pounds of scrapple

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Back in 1994, when Sam Calagione was working on a business plan for a nontraditional brewery, one of the homebrew recipes he tested was a breakfast-themed stout.

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Back in 1994, when Sam Calagione was working on a business plan for a nontraditional brewery, one of the homebrew recipes he tested was a breakfast-themed stout. A few months later, Chicory Stout – brewed with organic Mexican coffee, licorice root and chicory – helped launch Dogfish on our off-centered path. Now, 20 years later, the itch for a breakfast beer is there again, and we’re going big.

Dogfish Head’s Analog-A-Go-Go heading to New York

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We’re taking Analog-A-Go-Go – our world-famous vinyl swap/rare beer fest – to New York City!

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We’re taking Analog-A-Go-Go – our world-famous vinyl swap/rare beer fest – to New York City! That’s right, on Sunday, Dec. 14, all that vinyl that Analog is known for, all those rare beers, all that live music, and all those artists and artisans are taking over La Birreria, the rooftop brewpub of Eataly NYC, near Madison Square Park. 

Beer:30 ... It’s not about the free beer (well, maybe a little)

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Every Friday at 4:30, a noticeable change occurs in the bar at our Milton brewery.

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Kristie Lankford is a member of Dogfish Head's tour team.
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We're giving $20,000 to local environmental nonprofits

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There are two things that really get our engines roaring ‘round here. The obvious one is beer. But the other one – nature – is just as near and dear to our hearts.

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If you’re a Sussex County nonprofit that works to protect the environment, we’re throwing down a challenge for you: Tell us your mission and how you do what you do, and we just might give you $15,000 to work with.

Coastal Delaware is the place to be this fall, and the Dogfish Inn is the place to stay

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Sure, everybody loves sun, sand and surf, but there’s more to coastal Delaware than summer fun.

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Sure, everybody loves sun, sand and surf, but there’s more to coastal Delaware than summer fun. In fact, November is chock-full of fun stuff, and with off-season rates (including 3 nights for the price of 2 on weekdays!), the Dogfish Inn is the perfect place to stay while you experience it all.

Behind the curtain: For busy brewing team, communication is key to great beer

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It’s 6 a.m. and dark outside. It might seem quiet here in tiny Milton, Del., but inside the main brewery control room, it’s a different story.

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Pete Olsen is a brewer at Dogfish Head.

It's a craft beer kinda weekend 'round here

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It’s a great weekend to be a craft beer fan in the mid-Atlantic.

We’re diving deeper into Indiana

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Last December, after a two-year hiatus, we started dipping our Dogfish toes back in Indiana.

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Last December, after a two-year hiatus, we started dipping our Dogfish toes back in Indiana. Now we’re doing a full-on cannonball and getting our off-centered ales to the rest of the state. 

 
 
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