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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.

We’re giving $30,000 to Sussex arts nonprofits. Want some?

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Here at Dogfish, we consider the beer we brew a form of art, and we love to work alongside and support other original artists.

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For this year’s annual Beer & Benevolence holiday gift awards, we’re giving $30,000 to Sussex nonprofits that support the arts.

Save the date for the 2016 Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot

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On Saturday, March 19, 2016, we’re hosting a Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot like no other.

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On Saturday, March 19, 2016, we’re hosting a Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot like no other.

Dogfish Dash: Thank you for helping us raise $120,000

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Thank you for another great Dogfish Dash!

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Thank you for another great Dogfish Dash! This year’s Dash celebrated the 10th anniversary of the run, the 20th birthday of Dogfish Head and the 25th birthday of the Delaware chapter of The Nature Conservancy. 

4 Dogfish favorites and one brand new beer dropping in November

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We have five ... yes, five! ... great beers coming out in November, and another very special beer coming out in early December. Eek ... can hardly wait!  

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We have five ... yes, five! ... great beers coming out in November, and another very special beer coming out in early December. Eek ... can hardly wait!  

Grab a stencil, carve a Dogfish pumpkin!

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Are you ready for some Halloween fun? Here's all you gotta do:

1. Grab a four-pack of Punkin Ale. (Admittedly optional, but we're going for the full experience here, aren't we?)

Is this Queens contractor World Wide Stout’s No. 1 fan?

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Craft-beer lover, New Yorker, contractor, engineer, entrepreneur, homebrewer … 30-year-old Steve Catalanotto of Queens is a lot of things, but the one that caught our eye is this: He might be

All-INNclusive Dogfish experience extended!

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We’ve got the best news for guests of the Dogfish Inn: Our All-INNclusive Experience has been extended through fall and winter.

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We’ve got the best news for guests of the Dogfish Inn: Our All-INNclusive Experience has been extended through fall and winter. That means guests can leave their cars at the inn and let us do the driving!

Get your hands on a handmade Punkin growler or mug!

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For the past few years, we’ve released an extremely limited run of ceramic Punkin Ale growlers made by our friends at Romanick P

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These jugs of gourdy goodness go lightning fast, so if you’re interested in grabbing one this year, here’s the skinny.

GABF medal-winner Choc Lobster hitting taps in Maine, the mid-Atlantic and World of Beers nationwide

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For the first time, Dogfish Head is releasing Choc Lobster, a new generation crustacean beer, beyond coastal Delaware. It'll start hitting taps on Friday, Aug. 7.

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For the first time, Dogfish Head is releasing Choc Lobster, a new generation crustacean beer, beyond coastal Delaware. It'll start hitting taps on Friday, Aug. 7.

 
 
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