Eclipse Beers for Your 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience
It’s not every day that a total solar eclipse occurs. The U.S. from coast to coast will see the moon align with the sun – dimming the sky – on Monday, August 21, 2017. Cue Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 hit ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ for dramatic effect.
It’s somewhat of a rare spectacle. As excitement and curiosity mounts leading up to the eclipse, some North American craft breweries are creating limited-edition beers to commemorate the event. From stouts and porters to golden hued pale ales and lagers, there’s a style for everyone to celebrate appropriately.
The solar eclipse has spurred breweries and bars to cash in on the phenomenon by having eclipse-themed events and parties. Food specials, beer specials, solar-eclipse-watching eyewear and more!
We think it would also be fun to check-in an eclipse beer on Monday in Untappd. Now to get our hands on some of those beers!
Along with our own research for all things Beer + Solar Eclipse, our friend at MyBeerBuzz.com helped us track down many more as well as graciously supplying some of the beer images below. ? ?
Beers Inspired By the Solar Eclipse
Bur Oak Brewing
Clyde’s Caramel Cream Ale – Eclipse Series 2017
Ever Grain Brewing Co.
Save The Galaxy Black IPA tapped
Mother Earth Brew Co. & Payette Brewing Co.
‘LUNARtic’- Anti-Gravity Ale – Collaboration Beer
Big Muddy Brewing
Dark Noon Russian Imperial Stout (Beer + T-shirt + Event)
Roadhouse Brewing Co.
Obscura Imperial Stout with Currants & Cherries
450 North Brewing Co.
The Great Eclipse New England Style IPA (Beer + T-shirt)
Yazoo Brewing Co.
Space And Time (Beer + Glass)
oak fermented, wild blonde ale aged on star fruit
Catawba Brewing Co.
Eclipse Session Pale Ale
Crux Fermentation Project
Shadow Chaser Dark Lager
Ecliptic Brewing Co.
Chromosphere sessionable, hoppy blonde ale
DID YOU KNOW?
“During a total solar eclipse, the normal rhythms of Earth are disrupted. The sudden blocking of the sun makes the day appear to be night in more ways than just the loss of light. The temperature drops and plants and animals react as if it is dusk – birds can be seen flying home to settle in for sleep in the middle of the day,” according to NASA.
Other Beers with “Eclipse” in the Name
While not brewed specifically for the solar eclipse, these beers do use the word “eclipse” in the name. Could be good options for your Solar Eclipse party on Monday.
Roughtail Brewing Co.
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Solar Eclipse Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
Snake River Brewing
DID YOU KNOW?
“The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months,” says Space.com.
Solar Eclipse Events by Breweries
There’s a bazillion eclipse beer events happening all over the United States. For instance:
Gearhouse Brewing Co.
Eclipse eyewear available + a special firkin tapping.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Porter with Nathan Millers Chocolate & Weiser Family Farms cherries.
Rogue Brewing Co.
Total Eclipse On The Farm party (SOLD OUT)
Helles lager being packaged in solar eclipse 6-pack holder complete with special glasses to view the celestial event. They are even arranging a field trip (ticketed event) complete with lunch, drinks and transportation.
Solar Eclipse Day Long Party featuring Eclipse 2017 Ominous Ale brewed with Darjiling Tea, lemon peel & fermented with Starfruit.
Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co.
Solar Eclipse Party with drink specials and solar eclipse glasses.
River Rat Brewery
Solar Eclipse Party + Moonraker IPL Beer Release. Solar Eclipse glasses, food & drink specials & more!
Solar Eclipse Badges in Untappd
We know. We know. Blue Moon ISN’T an independently-owned craft brewery. But we give them props for being “marketing smart” and coming up with a badge in Untappd for folks who check in Blue Moon on Monday, August 21, 2017.
More Solar Eclipse Info
In addition to the PSA that you should wear special viewing glasses to view the sun during this time, you can find tons of info on NASA’s website including a time schedule of where and when to view the total solar eclipse.ECLIPSE INFO
DID YOU KNOW?
“This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.” noted by NASA. Did someone say “Corona?” No… not the beer! But we do have beer on our minds.
10 Breweries with a Great View of the Solar Eclipse
The Brewers Association’s CraftBeer.com put together a fun little list and map of where you could go to get the best view of the solar eclipse at specific times.
BREWERIES TO VIEW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE