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- Kodak x Dogfish Head Brewery SuperEIGHT beer – A Beer That Can Develop Super8 Film - March 25, 2019
In what is most certainly a team up we didn’t expect to see anytime soon, Dogfish Head Brewery has teamed up with Kodak to brew a beer, SuperEIGHT, that can be used (in conjunction with some other natural ingredients) to develop Super8 film.
The beer, SuperEIGHT, is a Gose that has the perfect pH level to develop Kodak’s Super8 film. Of course, you would need a few extra, natural ingredients and the instructions to do so but all-in-all, the process looks pretty easy.
This sessionable super Gose 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! …These unique ingredients give this beer a vibrant red color, with delicious flavors of berries and watermelon, along with a tart – yet refreshing – finish. But that’s not all … it also effectively develops Kodak’s Super 8 film. From the can to the stop bath, there’s a whole lot of science and alternative processing that takes place to bring the imagery to life. And it’s so totally worth it..
At 5.3 percent alcohol, SuperEIGHT has a vibrant red hue and has a “slightly tart taste and refreshing finish,” according to Dogfish Head.
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The video below shows what the beer processed Super8 film looks like.
Where did the Dogfish Head Brewery x Kodak SuperEIGHT collaboration come from?
SuperEIGHT was originally conceived when Sam Calagione, the founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Brewery, learnt during a Kodak podcast that if the pH of a beer is low enough, it just might be able to develop their Super 8 film. Calagione appeared on The Kodakery to talk about “analog processes in the digital age.” During the podcast, he discovered that the heightened levels of acidity and vitamin C in certain types of beer could also be used as a processing agent for some films.
On their blog, DogFish Head said, “Early batches of the beer were sent to Kodak to begin development. After a series of tests were done, they successfully proved that SuperEIGHT can in fact act as a film developer.”
The beer will be hitting shelves in early April and will be available at all your favorite local beer retailers, including Wegmans.