Launchtoberfest is kicking off now! Celebrate the local launch and brewery scene with Launches and Lagers; the SpaceCraft Beer Pairings Guide for Florida’s Space Coast. This month, we’ll celebrate as 4 launches (including one crewed) take to the skies. Check out the following pairings this October:
The Atlas rocket family has lit up Space Coast skies since 1957. With a flawless launch record, the Atlas V could only be paired with a beer that celebrates one of the Space Coast’s most historic moments. Carib Brewery’s Giant Leap Kölsch Ale marks the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Moon Landing, and has taken its inspiration from the first drink the Astronaut’s enjoyed on the Luna surface with additions of natural pineapple and grapefruit. This pairing is a classic combo that just screams Space Coast.
The Falcon family has become a mainstay on the Space Coast, especially the Falcon 9 which performs near monthly launches from the beaches of Cape Canaveral. Another mainstay on Florida’s Space Coast are the major causeways connecting 72 miles of beaches and islands to mainland. So what better beer to pair with the Falcon 9 than the Causeway IPA from Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Co., a delicious deep-golden unfiltered IPA.
Like the Falcon Heavy, Bugnutty Brewing Company’s Tripel Dog Dare You kicks it up a notch with delicious, sometimes mild heat without compromising the smooth booster-landing finish. The brewery’s owner, a former NASA engineer, found the right equation for a perfect formula; almost as perfect as two boosters landing at once, making these two Space Coast locals a perfect pair.
SpaceX Crew Dragon officially marked its place in history on May 30, 2020 when for the first time after 3,249 days, 3 hours, 53 minutes and 41 seconds American Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley flew to the International Space Station from American soil after the retirement of the Space Shuttle. This history-making spacecraft can only be paired with West-Coast style Dragon Point IPA from Intracoastal Brewing Company. A Space Coast favorite (you’ll find it everywhere), Dragon Point is THE beer to drink while watching history being made, time and time again.
Which pairing will you try this #Launchtoberfest?