Dogfish Head Brewery Partners With Kodak On Beer That Develops Film

It always amazes us the creative places that Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head crew will go. Like crafting a beer that you can develop your Super 8 film with.

Here’s the latest development…

Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and CEO was recording an episode of The Kodakery, a Kodak lifestyle podcast, when he learned that with the right levels of acidity and vitamin C, it would be possible to create a beer capable of developing film.

And around that same time the brewing crew at Dogfish Head’a Milton, Delaware brewery were developing a beer with properties that as DP Review explains “would align perfectly with those needed for developing film.”

And that’s when a partnership and a beer was born…

Described as a sessionable Super Gose, Super EIGHT (the beer) is brewed with eight heroic ingredients: prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, toasted quinoa and an ample addition of red Hawaiian sea salt!

And while Dogfish Head acknowledges that technically the beer has nine ingredients, it’s their position “that it ‘gose’ without say that there’s going to be salt.”

Then Dogfish Head sent a couple of batches to Kodak in Rochester, NY and they successfully developed this Super 8 film in it…

And while the grainy footage above may not be as impressive as SuperEIGHT, a 5.3% ABV Super-Fruit Gose, which the Dogfish Head expects will begin rolling out soon, this collaboration between an ‘oft-centered’ brewery and the nation’s leading film producer is still amazing and fun, and something that both industries need to be about.

For those of you just dying to develop your Super 8 film (Kodak recommends that you experiment using KODAK TRI-X Reversal Film in Super 8 format) you can download the recipe HERE but you may have to wait till April when SuperEIGHT hits retail for the final ingredient.

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