These days everything has a marketing gimmick: maple this, spice that, aged in barrels made from the Italian Renaissance and so forth. But this one’s kind of cool, and unfortunately limited: Dogfish Head’s Celest Jewel Ale is only available at its brewpub, and is made with a small bit of moondust in each bottle. That’s right, now you can have a wee piece of the moon in your digestive track. A small select group of 10 folks can also enjoy their moon beer in a space age koozie made from the same material as an astronaut suit. This is an extremely limited edition, so get yours quickly before it’s gone. [Dogfish]
One of the absolute “must-reads” on our daily list is the anonymous person writing over at The Bourbon Truth. Quite refreshingly, he/she often shoots straight from the hip while offering a complete and utter disregard to conventional grammar and spelling. He/she also has an excellent knowledge base and plenty of wisdom to back those opinions up. This time the site begins an investigation as to what’s going on at the legendary Stitzel-Weller plant. It’ll be interesting to see if these theories become fact. [Bourbon Truth]
This week in science news: wine drinkers by and large remain clueless about assessing the volume of a proper serving, a special champagne glass can increase the amount of fizz one may enjoy per glass, geeks have discovered the potentially perfect pour for a pint, and drones are now helping to make wine.
And finally today, legendary rocker/multi-millionaire geriatric tequila proprietor Sammy Hagar is at again. No doubt unsatisfied with the over saturation of celebrity tequilas now available to the consumer, he’s (“he” being mutli-bev conglomerate Campari of course) decided to diversify and offer up Cabo Diablo, his variation on the time-tested “tequila and coffee” combo. If the photo released provides any clues, it also apparently has a nice glow of “Photoshop red” to it. It’s currently in limited release in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin at $22.99 a bottle.
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- Dining with Sammy Hagar at El Paseo’s Wine Collectors’ Dinner
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