Help Name Sam Adams’ New Brew Made From Hops That Went to Space
Boston's Samuel Adams Brewery has otherworldly ideas in sight, and you could be a part of the fun.
SpaceX's Inspiration4 launched into space earlier this week, making history as the first all-civilian flight to space. The four civilians on-board, each one representing either leadership, generosity, hope or prosperity, also had a goal of raising at least $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Also on-board the Dragon Spacecraft were, among other odds and ends, hops, and just as it so happens, Sam Adams will now have the honor of using these well-traveled hops to brew up a new, out-of-this-world IPA – right here in the great state of Massachusetts!
The brewery shared the news with Facebook fans on Thursday, adding that they will need some creative assistance to help the whole project come together.
"Drop a beer name in the comments and it could land on the label, and land you some pretty stellar bragging rights," the brewery wrote on Facebook.
And they're certainly not wrong there. Imagine being able to tell your friends and family that you helped name a Sam Adams beer.
In just one day of being out in the world, this futuristic IPA already has quite a few potential names that are creative beyond our wildest dreams.
Curtis Thieman suggested Star Hopper, and Scott Simonini thought up Orbital Ale, but Erik D. Govea may have come up with our personal favorite.
"Samuel Adams, Buzzed Lightyear. Your cousin from Boston just took it to infinity, beyond and back down to Earth, for an out of this world flavor experience," Govea wrote.
What do you think the future IPA should be called?