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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.

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. 

Think you don't like fruit beers?

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Back in 2004, we released our spring seasonal Aprihop, the fruit beer for hopheads. Since then, we've brewed a bunch of other fruit beers for people who think they don't like fruit beers.

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Back in 2004, we released our spring seasonal Aprihop, the fruit beer for hopheads. Since then, we've brewed a bunch of other fruit beers for people who think they don't like fruit beers.

We're building a new distillery on our Milton campus

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Back in 2002, in a rural Delaware scrapyard, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione picked up a little stainless steel feed bin that he had big plans for. 

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With a twin 500-gallon copper pot still and a 26-foot column still from Louisville’s Vendome Copper & Brass Works, spirits like Brown Honey Rum (made with Delaware honey), Dogfish Head Jin (the O.G. hop-infused spirit) and some off-centered new recipes will finally make it beyond Delaware’s borders. 

Dogfish brats: From glass to grill

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Have you tried our brats yet? 

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Our four beer-infused brats – Spicy Espresso, Greek Feta, Heirloom Italian and the classic Bratwurst – are now available at more than 50 retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Kings Food Markets, Balducci's, Food Bazaar, Harris Teeter, Murphys Markets and Weis.

Our off-season food and drink specials are back at the pub!

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As the dust settles on another hectic but fun summer season here in coastal Delaware, we’re happy to bring back some goodies for our loyal locals.

Connecting with our roots: Take a peek into our small-batch brewing experience

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One of the many things that drew me to Dogfish as a beer fan was the vision of Sam standing in front of a SABCO Brew Magic in 1995 brewing the entire volume of beer for the brewpub in Rehoboth Beac

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One of the many things that drew me to Dogfish as a beer fan was the vision of Sam standing in front of a SABCO Brew Magic in 1995 brewing the entire volume of beer for the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. 

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Tim Parrott is a graphic designer at Dogfish Head.
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Only 323 days until the next Beer Bloggers Conference

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In a taxi to the San Diego airport after the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference, the driver apologized for the unseasonably hot and humid weather. 

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There’s no doubt about it: If you’re a writer who happens to love beer, it doesn’t get much better than the Beer Bloggers Conference. And if the conference goes down in the endlessly sunny and beer-soaked city of San Diego, well, no complaints here.

 
 
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