Tucson: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission, which arrived at the asteroid Bennu on Monday, inspired Dillinger Brewing Company to create a series of beers. The brewery first came out with “Bennu Approach,” and now “Bennu Arrival” is available. “The fun thing that we did with this beer is we made it so that a pint of it has the same albedo as the asteroid,” owner and general manager Eric Sipe says. Working with NASA scientists, he was able to create a conversion to get the color of the beer to have the same proportion of light reflected as Bennu. The full-bodied imperial stout has local cold brew coffee and cacao.
Dillinger Brewing Company’s latest beer is Bennu Arrival.