Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that SuperEIGHT Super Gose will join the brewery’s portfolio of “Occassionals” in April.
Developed by Dogfish Head to be a “SUPER beer specifically designed for active lifestyle enthusiasts interested in incorporating high-quality ingredients in their beer choices”, SuperEIGHT is a Gose-style ale “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.” Packed with the “powerful goodness of all-natural fruits”, the “vibrant red” SuperEIGHT (5.3% ABV) possesses 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.”
SuperEIGHT will officially launch in April and is scheduled to hang around through December 2019. You can expect to find this Occasional Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for SuperEIGHT Super Gose from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – Occasional, April – December 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 5.3%
Added Ingredients – Prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, quinoa & Hawaiian sea salt
Fun Fact – “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, discussing 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 this 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.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder