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Double feature: New craft beer can also develop film

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In this undated photo provided by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, cans of Dogfish's SuperEight beer are displayed on a table in Milton, Del. Kodak says the new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery via AP
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery developed the SuperEight beer which is capable of processing film. (Photo: Kodak) Kodak
In this undated photo provided by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, cans of Dogfish's SuperEight beer are displayed on a table in Milton, Del. Kodak says the new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery via AP
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery developed the SuperEight beer which is capable of processing film. (Photo: Kodak) Kodak

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has developed a beer in collaboration with Kodak capable of processing Super 8 motion picture film.

Sam Calagione, founder of the craft brewery, learned from a Kodak podcast that if a beer is acidic enough, it could be used to develop Super 8 film.

The Dogfish Head SuperEight is a gose style brewed with eight ingredients: prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices and toasted quinoa. Red Hawaiian sea salt is also used in the beer.


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Early samples of the beer were sent to the film company for testing and Kodak has fully embraced the alternative processing, offering step-by-step instructions to achieve the best results.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery developed the SuperEight beer which is capable of processing film. (Photo: Kodak)

The beer will be distributed nationally next month.

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