As a brand, blue moon beer is not unlike Blue Dog Democrats, walking the tightrope of competing identities.
A gorgeous, glistening rendition of “Lost Cause” came next, and the airy Morning Phase standout “blue moon” ended the sequence.
The “dark” fruit that seemed to work best with blue moon was blueberries.
He was the guy who came along once in a blue moon to save the country.
blue moon has some really nice orange zest and coriander flavors that finish with a wonderful smoothness.
A stranger in these forgotten villages is as rare as a blue moon.
The blue moon was setting, and soon, they knew, it would be day.
Tis a sweater, and sure theres a blue moon on the front, in the bargain.
“She does get a brilliant idea once in a blue moon,” laughed Peggy.
I wonder if its blue diamonds, blue moon, or blue feelings, spoke Bob.
1821 as a specific term in the sense "very rarely," perhaps suggesting something that, in fact, never happens (cf. at the Greek calends, and the native in the reign of Queen Dick and Saint Geoffrey's Day "Never, there being no saint of that name," reported in Grose (1788)); suggested earliest in this couplet from 1528:
Yf they say the mone is blewe,Though this might refer to calendrical calculations by the Church, so that the general sense of the term and the specific one (commonly misinterpreted as "second full moon in a calendar month," but actually a quarterly calculation) are difficult to disentangle. In either case, the sense of blue is obscure. Literal blue moons do sometimes occur under extreme atmospheric conditions.
We must beleve that it is true.