Sexy Astro Beer: Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets His Own Beer

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By Pints Templars Founder JP Perkins

After a long career in the public spotlight, as the "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive" , and becoming the first American to receive the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, and killing pluto, Neil deGrasse Tyson, finally hit the big-time this week when Asheville Brewing Co., in North Carolina, launched a beer designed to capture his essence.   Described as an, American-style take on a traditional Belgian wit beer, Bier Lemon Grass Tyson weighs in at 5.5% ABV, and is brewed with German malt, Belgian yeast, lemongrass, coriander and sweet orange peel.  To keep with the theme it's of course dry hopped with Galaxy hops.

"We wanted to make a beer to celebrate science and to honor one of science’s rock stars coming to our town," Mike Rangel, Asheville Brewing president, said in the release. "We found an online video where deGrasse Tyson talks about beer styles he likes and how much he appreciates local beer. We heard you, Neil, and we made this beer for you!"
Locals will be able to get the 5.5 percent ABV ale on draft or in 22-ounce bottles from Asheville Brewing Company, and their drinking will benefit a good cause. For every pint or bottle customers buy, a dollar will go to the Asheville Museum of Science. 

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