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2 ‘Star Trek’ beers are hitting the market just in time for the new movie
Photo: Courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing via Facebook

When Star Trek Beyond comes out at the end of the month, Trekkies everywhere will have one more reason to celebrate. New York-based Shmaltz Brewing Company is releasing two craft beers, commissioned by CBS, in honor of the show’s 50th anniversary.

The brewery calls the pair the “Golden Anniversary Ales,” and if fans get their hands on these new releases, well, they get to go where no man has gone before. The first, The Trouble with Tribbles, debuts at the L.A. premiere on July 20. The second, Voyage to the Northeast Quadrant, launches at a Star Trek convention at NYC’s Javits Center, which runs from September 2 to 4.

Photo: Courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing

If you get the references (the first is a nod to an episode by the same name, the storyline of which involves genetically modified wheat), then cheers to you. According to Shmaltz, the first is made with “light Carastan malt,” “a dose of Munich” and “wheat malt,” while the second uses “light Munich malts and brewer’s maze.”

And if you thought it seemed highly illogical that a Star Trek-themed beer didn’t exist already amid all the other movie-inspired craft beer, you were right. Shmaltz Brewing released Vulcan Ale—The Genesis Effect, a red session IPA that came out in October last year.

Live long and drink beer.

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