The Field Museum Is Launching a Beer Based on Its T. rex, Sue

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Chicago’s Field Museum is getting back into the beer game, according to Chicagoist. The natural history museum is linking up with a brewery to sell a beer based on Sue, the famous T. rex skeleton that has been on display at the museum since 2000.

The pale ale from Toppling Goliath Brewery Co. in Iowa is called psuedoSue, and will be sold at the museum’s cafe and store. The brewery has sold the beer for a while now, but this will be its first availability in Illinois, where it will be exclusively sold at the museum.

Naturally, the bottle features a scary T. rex illustration, though it’s closer to Jurassic Park than what paleontologists hypothesize that Tyrannosaurus rex actually looked like. (The fearsome dino probably had feathers, like many dinosaurs.) Sue is the biggest and most complete T. rex ever discovered, and is about 65 million years old.

“This single hop pale ale showcases the Citra hop for a well balanced beer that is delicate in body with a mild bitterness in the finish,” according to the brewery. "She roars with ferocious aromas of grapefruit, citrus, mango and evergreen.” It will launch at a special event at the museum on January 25, 2017. Tickets are available on the museum's website.

[h/t Chicagoist]