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Sam Calagione

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Latest 17 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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Dogfish Head Brewery's Sam Calagione pt. 2

Barrel to Bottle, The Binny's Podcast

Canned cocktails are all the rage right now, but Dogfish Head has been perfecting their own recipes for the last twenty years. In part 2 of our interview with Sam Calagione we’re sampling through some of their vodka-based cocktails. When we first started tasting cocktails at Barrel to Bottle, we asked the question “if you were served this at a bar, would you order another one?” But now that the category has exploded, we have different parameters for how to judge them. Some beers in the Dogfish line didn’t quite take off with customers, because they were a little bit too out there. And speaking of that vast portfolio, how do they balance producing old favorites with continuing to innovate? Drink along at home with the following cocktails: Dogfish Head Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda Dogfish Head Vodka Crush Dogfish Head Gin Crush Dogfish Head Cocktails Bar Cart If you have a question for the Barrel to Bottle Crew, email us at comments@binnys.com, or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If we answer your question during a podcast, you’ll get a $20 Binny’s Gift Card! If you like our podcast, subscribe wherever you download podcasts. Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.


24 Jun 2022

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Dogfish Head Brewery's Sam Calagione pt. 1

Barrel to Bottle, The Binny's Podcast

Roger has been working on getting Sam Calagione for an in-person podcast basically since the last time he was on, several years ago. We made the most of this in-person opportunity and ended up with a two-part podcast. In part one, the Barrel to Bottle crew samples through some of Dogfish Head's most well-known beers, and discusses innovation in craft beer.  Drink along at home with the following beers: Dogfish Head SeaQuench Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA Dogfish Head Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout If you have a question for the Barrel to Bottle Crew, email us at comments@binnys.com, or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If we answer your question during a podcast, you’ll get a $20 Binny’s Gift Card! If you like our podcast, subscribe wherever you download podcasts. Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.


17 Jun 2022

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TOUGH TALKS - E103 - "Beer-Boarding" in the Scrapple Belt with Dogfish Head Sam Calagione

TOUGH TALKS: Conversations on Mental Toughness

Inherent within your passions are the mechanics for stratospheric success.   Sam Calagione, founder and brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery, is proof of that. Sam trusted his passion for crafting what he refers to as “off-centered” beers and 26 years later he has literally created a food and beverage (and lodging) dynasty! And he’s having a boatload of fun doing it.  He is meticulous about a lot of things. The level of creativity he puts into his creations is astounding. He travels the planet to meet people and discover ingredients that have never before been used or combined, to create some of the most unusual brews in history.   He uses that same level of meticulousness in creating his remarkable culture. I’ve experienced it firsthand. It’s epic. The quality of customer service is remarkable. The lightness of being is intoxicating – even before your first sip!   I define success as having your life on your terms. We have a lot to learn from Sam about this!     More about Sam:   Website: https://www.dogfish.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogfishheadbeer/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dogfish-head-craft-brewery/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dogfishhead/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dogfishbeer Link to the episode: https://christopherdorris.com/tough-talks-beer-boarding-in-the-scrapple-belt-with-dogfish-head-sam-calagione/ ---   If you enjoyed this content and you are not getting notifications of new posts, then I invite you to sign up to my list.   Please also share this with the people in your world that would also dig this post and benefit from it.   ---  https://christopherdorris.com/lists--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mental-toughness-podcasts/message

1hr 1min

8 Jun 2022

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Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head - Part 2

Cask Chasers Podcast: Conversations about Whiskey

Part 2 of our conversation with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head. Join us as we drink whiskey, talk beer...and MAYBE learn the coordinates of a Sam's lost treasure in the Delaware bay. Enjoy!


10 May 2022

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Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head - Part 1

Cask Chasers Podcast: Conversations about Whiskey

Join the team as they have an off centered conversation and dram with the craft beer legend, Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Distillery! 


3 May 2022

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#400-Sam Calagione and Birgit Cameron

Verbal Shenanigans

Oh man.  400 episodes in.  And today, is special.  They say, never meet your idols.  Well, for the second time on this show, we prove that theory wrong.  Once again, the founder of Dogfish Head brewery, Sam Calagione, joins us for a fantastic interview along with Co-founder and head of Patagonia Provisions, Birgit Cameron.  These two heads of two amazing companies join us to not only celebrate episode 400, but to celebrate Earth month, and the release of their new environmentally conscious collaboration beer, Kernza Pils.  We had an amazing discussion about making sustainable products, running huge, unique companies, and balancing family life.  Go have a Kernza Pils and enjoy this special episode of the podcast. This episode is long, but it is a celebration of 8 years of hard work, luck, and good conversations.  We celebrate that in this episode with some flashbacks to our favorite, and craziest, guests.  Have a listen!

2hr 16mins

2 May 2022

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Ep. 82 Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head

BeerNet Radio

Today Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione joins the gange to taste their two new innovations -- their canned cocktails variety pack, Bar Cart, and a new beer in partnership with Patagonia which makes use of the highly sustainable and earth-friendly Kernza grain:  Patagonia Kernza Pils.  Show starts in earnest:  02:00 ---time-stamped contents--- 00:00 Intro- hilarious banter, technical difficulties. Jenn is going skiing.  02:00 SHOW STARTS: sam calagione joins show.  05:00 grokking and tasting patagonia kernza pils.  19:00 grokking and tasting new barcart flavors from dfh distilling: vodka crush blood orange and gin crush lemon lime.  33:30 grokking spirit-based rtd's in general. 47:00 wrapping up the year.  ---About--- Beer Business Daily publisher Harry Schuhmacher joins his editors and other guests once or twice a week as they grok the industry issues of the day.   -Podcast Hotline: Text or call Harry in confidence at:‪ (262) 345-2501‬ -Audio/Video feeds at https://linktr.ee/beernet -Articles referenced at beernet.com -Twitter / IG / TikTok:  @beerbizdaily--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beernetradio/message


11 Mar 2022

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Ep. 41 - Rum Together (feat. Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery)

Blotto Beatles

Yeah, we should be talking Beatles in these episode notes, but we got SAM CALAGIONE of the mighty Dogfish Head Brewery this week! We go long talking about his beers, what got him to brew, the items he has in the Smithsonian, confusing the Beatles with The Replacements in front of Joan Jett, failed authors, and the bands that ended up naked in his house.  It's a long one, but it's worth it, and we ain't Geoff Eme-Rick Rolling you on that one.Oh yeah, we also chat about that swampy  Abbey Road tune, "Come Together."As always, you can find Team Blotto Beatles on Instagram (@blottobeatles) and Twitter (@blottobeatles), by emailing us (blottobeatles@gmail.com), or on the web (blottobeatles.com).  We want to hear from you!Please also take the time to rate and review us on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.We have a shop!  Grab some merch.  You can also drunk dial us (tel:+18572339793)  or leave us a tip in our new tip jar (don't forget to include a message telling us what drinks we should drink with the money).See the canonical, argument-ending list of Beatles songs we are assembling here: https://www.blottobeatles.com/list; listen to it on Spotify here.Please remember to enjoy Blotto Beatles responsibly.Peace and Love.Hosts: Becker and TommyGuest: Sam Calagione  (@dogfishbeer, dogfish.com)Executive Producer: Scotty C.Additional Musical Supervision: RB (@ryanobrooks)Associate Musical Supervision: Tim Clark (@nodisassemble)#PeteBestGetThatCheck

2hr 17mins

10 Mar 2022

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E302: Sam Calagione talks 26 years of Dogfish Head beers

Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast

Sam Calagione talks 26 years of of Dogfish Head Many people consider Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione to be one of the pioneers of modern American craft beer.  Sam is quick to clarify he's part of the 2nd wave of craft and others, like Sierra Nevada's Ken Grossman, paved the way for his off-centered ales. Calagione's method of continuously hopping his beers throughout the boil allowed him to pack in immense hop flavor without making the brews overly bitter.  The contraption he used to add the hops in his early batches of 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPA was fashioned from a vibrating football game and now sits in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum.  The brewery also offers 120 Minute version of their IPA at a whopping 15-20% ABV and revivals of beers from the past in their Ancient Ales series as well as big stouts, pilsners, light sours like Sea Quench and soon, Crush-inspired canned cocktails.  Although his beer may have been 2nd wave, Dogfish Head was one of the first brewery's to add distilling to their portfolio. If it wasn't enough to found such an iconic brewery, Calagione is also an accomplished author and TV personality.  His latest book, The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures, takes a look back at the brewery's history and the life and business lessons he's learned along the way. The Beer List Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA 60 Minute IPA Bitches Brew (2013) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


1 Jan 2022

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Episode 202 - Sam Calagione on the Past and Future of Craft Beer

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

In this conversation with Dogfish Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione, some of the topics we discuss include: How Sam took his creativity from the writer’s workshop to the brewery, scaling Dogfish Head from the smallest commercial brewery in America to a top 20 craft brand over the course of two decades. What it means to make “off-centered ales for off centered people,” which requires us to travel back in time over 500 years to the publication of the reinheitsgebot - Bavaria’s infamous beer purity law. How Sam invented the practice of continual hopping using a vibrating football game that now resides in the Smithsonian. Why Dogfish Head’s acquisition by the Boston Beer Company was like a merging of kindred, yet complementary souls. What the future holds for Sam and his beer, including tropical fruit farming in South Florida, art and music collaborations, and much, much more. This episode is brought to you by Near Country Provisions. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic and want to enjoy ethically raised (and delicious) meat from local farmers delivered to your door every month, then you need Near Country in your life. Head over to NearCountry.com and enter the code BARCART when you sign up for your subscription to receive 2 free pounds of bacon or ground beef in your first delivery.

1hr 1min

26 Aug 2021