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Sam Calagione


When Sam Calagione opened Dogfish Head in 1995, it was the smallest commercial brewery in America. Today Dogfish is among the country’s fastest-growing breweries. Dogfish Head is the first American craft brewery to focus on culinary-inspired beer recipes outside traditional beer styles and has done so since the day it opened, as the motto “Off-centered ales for off-centered people” attests. Dogfish has grown into a 200-person company with a restaurant, distillery, beer-themed hotel, and production brewery selling beer in 31 states. Calagione served as Chairman of the Board for the Brewers Association in 2012 and 2013 and is a five-time finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award in the “Outstanding Wine, Beer, & Spirits Professional” category. He is the author of Brewing Up a Business and Extreme Brewing, and co-authored He Said Beer, She Said Wine. He lives with his family in Lewes, Delaware.

Past Programs Featuring Sam Calagione