Want a little space history in your beer? Or soda pop? Or chocolate? Seattle brands are banding together to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Museum of Flight leading the charge.
You’ll find a roundup of space-themed products on the museum’s “Summer of Space” website.
For instance, take Elysium Brewing Co.’s Space Dust IPA, one of the Seattle brewery’s standards: This summer, Space Dust bottles will be sporting a series of three Apollo 11 labels celebrating the mission’s liftoff, moonwalk and splashdown in July 1969.
If your tastes run more toward the softer side, check out the collectible Apollo 11 labels that’ll be part of Jones Soda’s 50th-anniversary lineup:
Seattle Chocolate is putting a flag-waving moonwalker on the label of its Moon Rocks Truffle Bar, made of milk chocolate with bits of popping candy. The illustration is by Rhode Island artist Jessica Allen.
“May chocolate be your rocket,” the company says on its online ordering webpage.
Taco Time Northwest will be putting a connect-the-dots astronaut and other space themes on its bags for kids’ meals this summer, while Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream will be featuring a Summer of Space Sundae during the month of July. (With a name like Molly Moon, would you expect anything less?)
In addition to space-themed treats, there’ll be Summer of Space deals at Seattle-area establishments ranging from Daniel’s Broiler and the Four Seasons Hotel to IFly Seattle and Columbia Center’s Sky View Observatory.
Check out the full array online, and while we’re on the subject, check out our in-depth look at the “Destination Moon” exhibit, which will be at the Museum of Flight through Labor Day.