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Old October 2 2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

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Well, this is cool — to celebrate the fall equinox, Dogfish Head Brewery made what they're calling a "Celest-jewel-ale" that's made with the crushed dust of lunar meteorites.
In partnership with ILC Dover, the company that creates space suits for NASA, Dogfish Head acquired the rare meteorites, which they then smashed and steeped like a tea in their Oktoberfest brew.

"These certified moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts, yelping the yeast-induced fermentation process and lending this traditional German style a sublet but complex earthiness," Dogfish Head explained about the project.
Available only if you go to the Rehoboth Brew Pub.
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Old October 2 2013, 02:55 AM   #2
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

This is kind of annoying, how many moon rocks are out there? Like, it seems a waste.

But yes, yes I would drink it.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

That didn't work out well for Cave Johnson.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:10 AM   #4
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

Bleah.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:11 AM   #5
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

It probably would taste like dirt.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:15 AM   #6
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

But it's THE MOON!!

That's totally cool. I drink the moon. Yeah.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:17 AM   #7
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

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It probably would taste like dirt.
To be fair, it's basically a Marzen brewed with moon dirt, so it'll mostly taste like beer. The Dogfish Head website says there are "earthy flavors" to it, but I doubt it's overpowering.

Although I better damn well taste it or else it would be a complete waste of time
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Old October 2 2013, 03:44 AM   #8
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

if it's made of moon rocks how can it be "Earth"-y?
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Old October 2 2013, 04:03 AM   #9
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

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This is kind of annoying, how many moon rocks are out there? Like, it seems a waste.
About 948.5 pounds that we've retrieved from the Moon or excavated on Earth, with more on Earth to be found.

There are currently three sources of Moon rocks on Earth: 1) those collected by US Apollo missions; 2) samples returned by the Soviet Union Luna missions; and 3) rocks that were ejected naturally from the lunar surface by cratering events and subsequently fell to Earth as lunar meteorites. During the six Apollo surface excursions, 2,415 samples weighing 382 kg (842 lb) were collected, the majority by Apollo 15, 16, and 17. The three Luna spacecraft returned with an additional 0.32 kg (0.7 lb) of samples. Since 1980, over 120 lunar meteorites representing about 60 different meteorite fall events (none witnessed) have been collected on Earth, with a total mass of over 48 kg (105.8 lb).
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As far as the beer goes, I'd try it, but only on a soundstage.
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Old October 2 2013, 04:10 AM   #10
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

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To be fair, it's basically a Marzen brewed with moon dirt, so it'll mostly taste like beer. The Dogfish Head website says there are "earthy flavors" to it, but I doubt it's overpowering.
if it's made of moon rocks how can it be "Earth"-y?
Because saying it has "moony flavors" sounds really dumb.
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Old October 2 2013, 05:00 AM   #11
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

I've seen little specks of moon for sale in a museum shop for ton of money. I wonder how expensive the beer will be?
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Old October 2 2013, 05:03 AM   #12
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

Sounds like luna-cy.
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Old October 2 2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

I would suggest "Moon Rocks" by Talking Heads as musical accompaniment:
"I got mass communication
I'm a human corporation
I ate a rock from the moon"
Close enough.
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Old October 2 2013, 06:13 PM   #14
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

I loathe beer, so I'd definitely not drink it. Plus: we already destroyed one planet almost completely. It'd be a shame to gradually destroy a moon for something as superfluous as booze. (It's bad enough that we left rather a lot of junk up there already)

The moon is too pretty to drink.
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Old October 2 2013, 07:24 PM   #15
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Re: Would you drink a beer made of moon rocks?

Only if it were to make me feel over the moon
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