Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has created a new SUPER beer specifically designed for active lifestyle enthusiasts interested in incorporating high-quality ingredients in their beer choices – because that’s a thing they take seriously. Meet SuperEIGHT – a super-refreshing, sessionable Super Gose.
At 5.3% ABV, this unique beer is made with eight heroic ingredients including prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices and a touch of quinoa, along with an ample addition of Hawaiian sea salt. Brimming with hard-working ingredients, SuperEIGHT was brewed to harness the powerful goodness of all-natural fruits. It’s fresh and delicious. Dogfish will make it available nationally in 6pk/12oz cans in early April. Vibrant red in color, this Super Gose has a slightly tart taste and pleasantly refreshing finish, with delicious flavors of berries and watermelon.
“We’re comin’ at ya with so much juicy flavor with the latest release of our new Gose, SuperEIGHT,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “With the meteoric success of SeaQuench Ale growing to be the best selling sour beer in America, we learned from consumers that approachable, refreshing, super-flavorful beers are what they’re seeking when making choices about beverages. We’re listening, we heard you, and we think you’re going to love our wildly delicious SuperEIGHT.”
Kodak and Dogfish Head Collaborate
But wait, there’s more! Dogfish Head ‘developed’ the inspiration for this beer with friends from Kodak.
In 2018, Calagione joined Kodak, a world-class technology company, to record an episode of their podcast The Kodakery. They discussed analog processes in the digital age. During the podcast, Calagione learned that the heightened levels of acidity and vitamin C in certain beers could make them an ideal processing agent for film. As luck would have it, the Dogfish R&D team was working to create a new beer that had a similar profile and unique ingredient bill to the liquid needed for developing film.
BOOM! Just like that, SuperEIGHT was born and specifically designed to process KODAK Super 8 Film. Early batches of the beer were sent to Kodak to begin development. A series of tests were done, and they successfully proved that SuperEIGHT can act as a film developer. So what’s next? Calagione is planning an epic, Dogfish Port-to-Port boat trip up the East coast this summer. He’ll be documenting part of his adventure on Super 8 Film which will be developed in SuperEIGHT beer and turned it into a short film. More details on the Port-to-Port trip will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.