Clocktower releases Star Trek-themed beer, celebrates 20 years of brewing

The Clocktower Brew Pub is boldly going where few brewers have gone before by releasing a licensed Star Trek-themed beer just in time for a massive Starfleet Gala to be held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum next month.

The beer will be called The Final Frontier, and just to make sure the unitards of Star Trek fans get bunched up, it will be brewed with the grain triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye. According to Star Trek lore, triticale is genetically modified at some point in the near future to become “quadrotriticale”, the stuff Tribbles feast on in the famous 1967 Star Trek episode, The Trouble With Tribbles.

“I am just a huge Star Trek fan,” said Patrick Fiori, brewery manager at the Clocktower Brew Pub. “When the opportunity for this came up, I contacted my supplier to see if they had it. When the answer was Yes, I was just like, ‘We’re going to brew with that.'”