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Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

/ 03:22 PM March 24, 2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie 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. Image: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery via AP

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots.

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Dogfish learned from Kodak that heightened levels of acidity and vitamin C in certain beers could make them a processing agent for film. That inspired the brewery to design such a beer. Kodak helped by testing it.

Dogfish founder Sam Calagione says he’ll document his summer travels on Super 8 film that will be developed in SuperEIGHT beer and turned into a short film.

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The beer, made with pear, mango, berries, kiwi, quinoa and salt, is set for national distribution next month. NVG

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