The Dogfish Beer Made Of Crushed Meteorites

Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has a penchant for turning heads with its creations. From a pepper spray beer to a brew right on the legal limits of wine, the company's experimental offerings often come with a comedic bent. And although incorporating cheeky fun, the brewery is serious about its flavor. Brews like the ultra-hopped, high-in-alcohol 120-minute IPA continue to establish the brewery as one of the best in the U.S.

Back in 2013, the company set its sights on incorporating an ingredient from an even grander scale — outer space. The Celest-jewel-­ale utilizes crushed meteorites from the moon in its creation. Constructed like an Oktoberfest-style Märzen, the beer reaches for the lunar material's mineral and salt content to ferment and flavor the beverage. The dust lends the brew a wondrous earthy quality, backed by a malty, slightly caramel-flavored backbone. Out-of-this-world, right? Let's dive into the details of this unique creation.

Dogfish Head's lunar dust beer was only sold for a single day

The outlandish Celest-jewel-­ale fused together traditional brewing with a totally unique ingredient. All of the hops and malts utilized in the beer were German-sourced, and the utilized yeast was the house-favorite of the brewery. Such an innovative approach showcases the deftness of brewing; a little space dust can define a flavor palate.

The beer was only served on September 13, 2013, at its Rehoboth Beach brewpub location. And to amplify its space theme, each bottle was dressed with a koozie made from the same material as a space suit. The fabric's functionality of withstanding a cosmic vacuum repurposed to keep a beer cold was quite witty.

Such a creation debuted to a positive reception on Untappd, with 190 users registering the beer. A few bottles left the brewpub premises, having been documented on the site a few years after the release. Whether or not an unopened one still exists is uncertain — but it is clear Dogfish Head opened a new realm in beer-making.