Slider Weekly Spotlight — 09 April 2019

Without further ado… Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty and SuperEIGHT have finally arrived! These two new additions to their core lineup have been a long time coming and have finally hit the market. We can’t wait for you to experience the off-centered goodness coming your way!

Slightly Mighty is a lo-cal IPA with mighty hop character that delivers tropical notes of pineapple, coconut, mango, and citrus. Just 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein, 0g fat per 12oz. can. SuperEIGHT is a super sessionable gose brewed to harness the powerful goodness of all-natural fruits. But that’s not all, this super gose and it’s eight heroic ingredients have the ability to do the unthinkable… it can develop Kodak Super 8 film!

Cans and draft are hitting shelves and taps this week. Head over to the Dogfish Head Blog for the full scoop on the creative chemistry and culinary roots behind these two new Dogfish Head favorites! Cheers!

 

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SLIGHTLY MIGHTY

Mighty hop character and just 95 calories … that can’t be possible. Oh, but it is! After a year of R&D and months of fine-tuning what seemed to be unimaginable, Slightly Mighty is finally here! This true indie craft beer has all the character of a world class IPA, but with only 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat per 12oz serving. Seriously.

But how? Digging deep into our culinary roots, we found our answer in an ancient Chinese delicacy – monk fruit. Sweeter than sugar per ounce, monk fruit amplifies the body and complexity of the beer, yet contains no calories. Whereas most IPAs start with a formidable malt bill to balance hoppy bitterness with malty sweetness, Slightly Mighty goes about it a different way – all through the magic of monk fruit. Most light beers are watery and lack body, but with Slightly Mighty, the monk fruit essentially acts as the beer’s skeleton, on which mighty hop muscle and flavor can be built. It allows us to reduce the malt bill and avoid any unnecessary unfermentable sugars, and consequently deliver a beer that is lower in calories and carbs, and perfectly balanced.

The result is a hazy gold lo-cal IPA that throws tropical notes of pineapple, coconut, mango and citrus, all while delivering an aromatic hoppiness that makes it oh-so drinkable. Brewed with ‘lo-cal’ly grown malted barley, Slightly Mighty is dynamic and crisp with a refreshing hop profile.

ABV: 4.0% | IBU: 30 | STYLE: Lo-cal IPA

 

 

SuperEIGHT

SuperEight

We have a saying here at Dogfish Head, ‘Analog beer for the digital age.’ Whether it’s a blissfully inefficient brewing process, high-quality (and often obscure) ingredients, or simply the handcrafted care that goes into the making of an off-centered ale, you’ll find it’s at the heart of everything we do.

That same spirit can be found in our latest collaboration with the analog creators at Kodak. They’re bold. They’re storytellers. And well, they’re our kind of people. Which is why we’ve teamed up with them to ‘develop’ a one-of-a-kind partnership that’s full of creative chemistry.

It all started when Dogfish founder & CEO Sam Calagione learned 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. Challenge accepted.

Insert SuperEIGHT (the beer). 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! Okay, so technically that’s nine, but it ‘gose’ without say that there’s going to be 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.

ABV: 5.3% | STYLE: Super-Fruit Gose

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