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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

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El pasado martes 10 de agosto fue nuestro LIVE llamado; Having A Beer With Sam Calagione! Sam Calagione es el fundador y presidente de la emblemática cervecería; Dogfish Head Brewery!!! @dogfishhead Este es LIVE que no te puedes perder así que agarra tu cerveza favorita y escuchalo/miralo, Salud & Pesetas!!! Last Tuesday August 10th was our LIVE call; Having A Beer With Sam Calagione! Sam Calagione is the founder and president of the iconic brewery; Dogfish Head Brewery !!! @dogfishhead This is LIVE that you can't miss so grab your favorite beer and listen / watch it, Salud & Pesetas !!! ***SOLO SE PUEDE VER y ESCUCHAR COMPLETO POR: Facebook: https://fb.watch/7iXVdzJ81g/, YouTube: https://youtu.be/39BzU1sNi_s & Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/31oBQdnPGKFBnc5w4aLzbs?si=PmcrANOzQp6K_Zf2ueoyKA , PUEDEN PRESIONAR EL ENLACE EN EL BIO*** AQUI PUEDES CONSEGUIR LAS T-SHIRTS OFICIALES DE BREAKING NEWS BEER & COFFEE: https://teespring.com/stores/breaking-news-beer-coffee AQUI PUEDES CONSEGUIR T-SHIRTS DE CERVEZAS: https://teespring.com/stores/cbhbapparel & https://teespring.com/stores/ale-foundry-beer-projects #beer #beerstagram #craftbeer #cerveza #cervezaartesanal #puertorico #saludypesetas #breakingnewsbeerandcoffee #bnbc #beerstagram #beerpodcast #podcast #live #livepodcast

1hr 10mins

11 Aug 2021

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Sam Calagione - Dogfish Head

Beer Edge

Today we talk with one of the most recognizable names in the beer industry at large. An aspiring rapper, occasional poet, famed brewery tinkerer, and now helping run one of the largest craft breweries in the world, Sam Calagione has had a storied and frenetic career. The co-founder of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Sam Calagione’s story began in 1995 when he and his wife Mariah opened Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, the first brewpub in the State of Delaware. From the beginning, Dogfish established a reputation for innovation. Sam famously used non-traditional ingredients to brew a wide range of unusual and creative beers. To be sure, he was a master marketer but one whose core philosophy was always tied to making the best beer possible. As Dogfish Head continued to grow, so did Sam’s reputation and role as a statesman and ambassador for craft beer at large. And during this time, Dogfish Head were friendly competitors with another brewery run by a gregarious and colorful spokesman for craft beer in Boston Beer’s Jim Koch. The two breweries battled it out for a while there for the title of world’s strongest beer in the alcohol arms race of the mid 2000s and were frequently featured together in media about craft beer. Fast forward to 2019, almost 25 years into Dogfish Head’s journey, Sam and his wife sold the brewery to Boston Beer. The news surprised many in the world of craft beer but it makes sense when you consider the long standing relationship and respect shared by the two men. Now Sam has gone from running the smallest commercial brewery in the country to helping run one of the largest. He’s gone from brewing a few gallons of beer at a time to being worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It has been a crazy ride. So from a porch in coastal Maine, we catch up with Sam to talk about the deal with Boston Beer two years on, Dogfish Head’s recent innovations including in non-alcoholic beer, and whether the Brewers Association has provided enough leadership in the areas of racism and sexism within the craft beer industry. I also unearth a never before seen television series that Sam wanted to pitch with Michael Jackson and we discuss whether beer can ever work on television. For more information on the Beer Edge Podcast, follow us on Twitter @thebeeredge. And visit Beer Edge for more articles and engaging content.This Episode is sponsored by:Source Brewing CompanyWe talk with Greg Taylor about Source Brewing Company's Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship, which offers underrepresented groups the opportunity to receive a world class education from the Siebel Institute in Chicago. Source is also proud to announce the opening of its second location, in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. If you are interested in the Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship, or are interested in working at Source in Philly, reach out to scholarshipcareers@sourcebrewing.com.Host: Andy CrouchGuests: Sam CalagioneSponsor: Source Brewing Company - Facebook: @sourcebrewing - Instagram: @sourcebrewing Arryved - Facebook: @arryved - Instagram: @arryved - Twitter: @arryved_pos 


5 Jul 2021

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Maria Kanellis-Bennett + Bellator MMA's Juan Archuleta & Sergio Pettis + Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione

Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz

This "Paltrocast" features Darren's recent interviews with Ring Of Honor's Maria Kanellis-Bennett, Bellator MMA fighters Juan Archuleta and Sergio Pettis, and Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. Theme song by Steve Schiltz. Thanks for watching!


6 May 2021

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#347-Sam Calagione

Verbal Shenanigans

7 years ago, we made a list of the top 4 guests we'd love to talk to on the show someday.  Today , we bring on one of those guests to the podcast.  We are joined by craft beer pioneer, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing.  Sam is a laid back, intelligent, funny, and real.  We talk all thing Dogfish, staying creative, the craft beer world, and new happenings at the brewery, all while enjoying Dogfish's latest release, Hazy-O.  Look out for Dogfish's new craft canned cocktails, a new book from Sam about the Dogfish Inn, and of course, more delcious craft beer.  This interview was well worth the wait, and we are beyond thrilled to get a chance to chop it up with Sam. We also talk about Scott's mysterious Uncle Bo, we look into some bear news, and Mike scares someone to death on the Murder Trail.  Have a listen!

1hr 50mins

1 Mar 2021

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Sam Calagione: Co-founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

EOD Drinks

In the first episode of EOD Drinks, VinePair senior editor Cat Wolinski and the editorial team are joined by special guest Sam Calagione, co-founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Calagione fills us in on why Dogfish is leading the pack in “better for you” beers, from its best-selling SeaQuench sour beer, to the latest newcomer Hazy O!, a hazy IPA made with oat milk released in Jan. 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Jan 2021

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Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Brewery

The Manual Podcast

From the legendary Dogfish Head Brewery, we are joined by founder and President, Sam Calagione. Sam will tell us about how he got started, the changes he has seen in the craft brewing industry and why they choose such unique ingredients for their beers. He is truly a legend himself and such a great interview!


11 Sep 2020

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The resilience of the brewing industry and finding opportunities in obstacles ft. Jim Koch and Sam Calagione

Hospitality & Politics with Andrew Rigie

Andrew Rigie interviews icons Jim Koch and Sam Calagione. They discuss the obstacles that brewers are facing during the pandemic, the resilience of New York bar industry, and viewing this slowdown as an opportunity to reevaluate their businesses. You can follow the NYC Hospitality Alliance on Instagram and Twitter (@thenycalliance) and Andrew Rigie on Instagram (@politicalfoodienyc) and Twitter (@andrewrigie). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 Jul 2020

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Sessionable Saturdays - Sam Calagione

Untappd Virtual Happy Hour

Greg Avola, founder of Untappd, and Todd Alstrom, co-founder of Beer Advocate, are joined by Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, for the very first Sessionable Saturdays! This segment was recorded as a live broadcast on Untappd TV on April 11, 2020. To watch the full original version with video, visit untappd.tv!


9 Apr 2020

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Ep. 21 - Rudi Ghequire of Rodenbach and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head

Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl

Collaboration beers are a fun exercise. They usually allow two breweries to get out of their comfort zones and try to create something that will create a buzz among drinkers. Two of the world’s better known breweries got together more than two years ago to start talking about a collaboration and the result has just been released.  It’s called Vibrant P’Ocean, a 4.7% ABV blended sour ale created by Rodenbach, the famed Belgian brewer and blender, and Dogfish Head, a brewery that has long been at the forefront of brewing creativity.  Host John Holl sat down recently with Ghequire and Calagione to talk about their collaboration, how they approached the beer, the result, and what beers like this mean for the industry overall. What it revealed was an approach beyond just using the strengths of the breweries but also creating something that will appeal to today's drinkers while not doing harm to beers that each already have on the shelves.  For more Drink Beer, Think Beer or to check out Beer Edge: The Newsletter for Beer Professionals, follow us on Twitter @thebeeredge and subscribe to our beer industry focused newsletter. There is more information, articles, and engaging content at Beer Edge. Hosted By: John Holl Guests: Rudi Ghequire and Sam Calagione Sponsor: Cigar City Brewing  Tags: beer, craft beer, collaboration, Dogfish Head, Rodenbach, sour ale, Belgian style, history, salt, elderberry


26 Feb 2020