Boston’s Sam Adams Releases Beer Made With Hops That Went to Space on Elon Musk’s Ship
Samuel Adams is one of the most iconic New England-based breweries. Samuel Adams is behind local favorites such as Sam's Summer Ale, Octoberfest, and of course, Boston Lager.
The latest addition to the Boston Beer line-up, Space Craft IPA.
Space Craft IPA
It's safe to say you've never had a beer like this, with hops that have traveled out of this world and back again.
Last month, Elon Musk's SpaceX Inspiration4 was the first all-civilian crew that ventured into outer space. Along with these civilian space travelers were 66 pounds of Citra and Mosiac hops.
Fox Business reports that these hops were auctioned off for charity. Sam Adams offered up a $100,000 donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The ultimate goal from Inspiration4 was to raise $200M, and as of the time of publishing, $239,277,245 has been raised.
The Samuel Adams website describes the flavor as highlighting the star of the show, the hops. The brew has a firm bitterness, with notes of grapefruit, guava, and passionfruit along with piney and resiny aromas.
How to Get Some
Space Craft IPA is currently sold out for pre-sale but that doesn't mean you've totally missed out. November 16th it will be launching nationwide.
Can't wait? It's available now at the Boston Brewery and Boston Taproom at 30 Germania Street in Boston.