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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.

Belgian pale ale inspired by one of the world’s greatest acts of humanity

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Brewpub exclusive ‘Christmas Truce’ blends English, German, Belgian ingredients 

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Advances in weaponry and the tactical stalemate of trench warfare made World War I one of the most deadly conflicts in history. It also set the stage for one of the greatest acts of humanity.

Meet Rich Kelly, our 2015 seasonal artist

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Phish, Primus, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, “Django Unchained,” “Breaking Bad” ... illustrator Rich Kelly has created posters for them all.

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Phish, Primus, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, “Django Unchained,” “Breaking Bad” ... illustrator Rich Kelly has created posters for them all. And in 2015, he’s working with four more big names: Aprihop, Festina Peche, Punkin Ale and Piercing Pils! Get to know Rich in our interview.

Fort making return in 2015!

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Fort, one of our most requested beers, will return to taps and shelves in 2015!

My name is Jon and I am a beer geek (who knows nothing about beer)

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"The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing." – Socrates Johnson

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I was, and continue to be, a craft beer geek. I travel through time and space to experience the greatest that fermented beverages have to offer. I am good. I know them. I can critique them. And I love them. They offer an insight into the minds of geniuses. But I know nothing.

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Jon March, a member of the tour team, runs Bunyan's Lunchbox at our brewery in Milton, Del.
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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.

 
 
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