Chugging Uranus: Planet Beers Of The Solar System

June 24, 2014

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Notice how I opted against using 'Pounding' in the title? It wasn't easy. Possibly the hardest decision I've ever had to make.

This is the Planet Series of beers from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Each was inspired by Gustav Holst's orchestral composition, 'The Planets,' (Youtube video of the entire musical suite after the jump) in which our solar system's planets and their astrological character are described through music. "No Pluto?" Don't even get me started. The beers:

"Mars, The Bringer of War" - Double IPA


"Venus, The Bringer of Peace" - A Blonde Ale brewed with honey, apricot, vanilla and cardamom

"Mercury, The Winged Messenger" - A Belgian Single

"Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity" - A malt forward Brown Ale

"Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age" - A Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine

"Uranus, The Magician" - Black Double IPA

"Neptune, The Mystic" - A beer inspired by Dr. Bell's Medicinal Stout, one of Larry Bell's homebrews that also helped inspire Eccentric Ale

Which sounds the best to you? I'm thinking the Mars Double IPA. Although the Uranus Black Double IPA seems...appropriate. Although, honestly, it should probably be a brown ale with hints of corn. Damn, now I want to drink beer. How about we all skip out of work this afternoon and go watch the soccer games? I am like, a PRO at yelling at the television. I'm so good I even yell at the commercials. F*** YEAH, LADY, YOU GET THOSE TOUGH STAINS OUT IN THE WASH -- BEASTMODE THAT SHIT.

Keep going for a video of the whole musical arrangement.

Thanks to Legendaryxatdx, who's so legendary people have been telling tales about him around campfires for generations.

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