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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.

Tennessee, here we come!

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Since last summer, when we announced that Dogfish was headed back to the four states we pulled out of in 2011, we’ve been grateful for all of the anticipation, kind words and patience from the craf

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Since last summer, when we announced that Dogfish was headed back to the four states we pulled out of in 2011, we’ve been grateful for all of the anticipation, kind words and patience from the craft beer community. 

Tickets and menu now available for Small-Batch Dinner

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We’ve got some great eats and exclusive brews, cooked up by us just for you.

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The grand finale of our seasonal Beer Dinner Series promises to be one of the best yet. This time around, the theme is Small-Batch. That’s what we call the experimental beers we brew on our pilot system in the Rehoboth brewpub. 

The Lonely Island joins Alamo Drafthouse and Dogfish Head for the 7th annual 'Off-Centered Film Festival'

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The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have teamed up for the 7th annual "Off-Centered Film Fest," an epic multi-day celebration of craft beer, delicious food and "off-centered

Enjoy Aprihop with a few of our favorite spring songs

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It's Aprihop season, and to celebrate the old in-like-a-lion, we've compile

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It's Aprihop season, and to celebrate the old in-like-a-lion, we've compiled some tracks to accompany the days when the sun finally comes out to stay. When it brings on the warmth, makes everything feel right and tempts us to just be out in it.

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More hop geekery: Behind the scenes with Me So Hoppy

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While a good amount of hop flavor and aroma comes from additions in the brewhouse, no other method rivals dry-hopping in its ability to deliver high levels of fresh hoppiness. Dry-hopping is adding hops to beer after it’s been fermented. This allows the very volatile essential oils of the hop to be absorbed into the beer without subjecting them to the violent environments of boiling wort or vigorous fermentation, both of which drive the most delicate and desirable compounds out of town. Listen in as our brewer Shane pulls back the curtain and dishes the nitty-gritty on Me So Hoppy:

This one's for the beer geeks: Behind-the-scenes with Sofa King Hoppy

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Let's take a quick trip back to the late '90s.

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Let's take a quick trip back to the late '90s. ... While heating water one day to prepare for a brew at our Rehoboth Beach brewpub, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione caught a cooking segment on the TV above the bar. The chef was describing his method of adding small pinches of fresh cracked pepper to his soup in equal increments the entire time the soup boiled, rather than in one large handful in the middle of the process. The chef said this method would bring more complexity and evenness to the spice of the dishes than if he added the whole volume of pepper all at once.

Drops some hop bombs with our Hip-Hop-Eclipse Spotify playlist

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Welcome to our listening room.

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Welcome to our listening room. This is where, on a monthly basis (at least), we will be sharing a glimpse into what we're listening to (good music mostly) and what we're thinking about (beer mostly) in the form of a Spotify playlist. This series of lovingly curated mix tapes takes inspiration from what's happening around the brewery and pairs those stories with tracks that sound good together (mostly).

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Tim Parrott is a graphic designer at Dogfish Head.
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Now that's a lot of hops!

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Who says public service announcements can't be fun?

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Who says public service announcements can't be fun? Take a spin through this fun little anti-drinking-and-driving PSA-ish thing we shot here at Dogfish Head. It features Dogfish Founder and President Sam Calagione and actor Ken Marino, who recently had a season-long arc on "Eastbound & Down" and has starred in "Party Down," "Burning Love" and the Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital."

We enlist punk quilter Ken Ellis in the fight for more hops

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We love mixing our peanut butter with the chocolate of artists who share our off-centered outlook.

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We love mixing our peanut butter with the chocolate of artists who share our off-centered outlook. We've worked with painters, illustrators, designers, musicians, metalworkers and woodcarvers, but our latest project is a first. We asked Chicago native Ken Ellis to help us celebrate our diverse lineup of IPAs with one of his signature quilts. That's right, quilts.

 
 
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