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Dear Craft Brewers, Enough with the Age Gates

I’m a chameleon, a shape-shifter.  Well at least I am on the Internet.  When someone wants to know a nugget of personal information about me, I’m always changing form.  Why give up usable data about myself when I don’t have to? Country of Residence? Moldova. Phone Number?  It starts with 555… Gender?  Questionable. Sexual Preference? […]

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Design Legend Critiques Craft Beer Labels

Milton Glaser is a graphic design legend.  The 84 year-old has been in the business for longer than many of us have been alive, and has been responsible for everything from the now-ubiquitous  “I ❤ NY” logo, to the visual identity for the upcoming Season 7 of AMC’s Mad Men.  The gentleman truly knows his […]

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Sam Calagione Wishes “Brew Dogs” Great Success

I just had a chat with Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione for a Today.com piece I’m working on.  While the topic wasn’t on the agenda, I just had to ask for his thoughts on Brew Dogs, the new craft beer television show featuring the brew-fueled antics James Watt and Martin Dickie from Scotland’s BrewDog craft […]

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Dogfish Head Reveals Final Ingredient for Grateful Dead Brew (and it sounds tasty)

Last October, Dogfish Head announced they were taking suggestions for the final ingredient of American Beauty, an Imperial Pale Ale they are brewing as a tribute to the Grateful Dead. They were looking to add something to the brew that reflected the connection between Deadheads and the band.  I made several suggestions over at Today.com, […]

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Breweries in the Path of ‘Frankenstorm’

I realized just how much of a metrosexual vibe I put out there as I walked through the Home Depot last night.  I was looking to buy a generator, a backup for the one I had just ordered from Amazon.com (the metrosexual superstore).  It’s not due to arrive until Monday, which might be too late, […]

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Dogfish, Sierra Nevada Collaboration: Life and Limb Aging Nicely

The other night my son came over and wanted to smoke a cigar, and split a beer with me.  This is not an unusual event, as Dad is an endless supply of beer and tobacco, or so they think.  But there was a difference.  Usually I have my cellar beers, and my “available” beers.  This […]

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Sam Calagione and Garrett Oliver Up for James Beard Award

If you’re a foodie, you know the James Beard Awards are a big deal.  I know this because Padma announces any Top Chef guest judge who has won the award like it’s an important honor.  It’s right up there with that Zagnut review and whatever prize the Michelin Man gives out.  🙂 There is a […]

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Video Review: Dogfish Head Noble Rot

. . Here’s a quick look at Noble Rot, Dogfish Head’s beer/wine hybrid that was brewed with grapes infected with the botrytis fungus.  While it sounds gross, the result is actually a wonderfully sophisticated beer that your wine snob friends (if you have any, traitor!) are sure to love. For more about Noble Rot from […]

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Part 2 of our Exclusive Interview With Dogfish Head’s Sam Calgione: His Other Passions, How Much (or Little) He Drinks and Some Hidden Flaws

This is part two of our two part interview with Sam Calagione, founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewing in Milton, Delaware.  Sam gives us a brief look behind the curtain of what makes Sam, Sam.  His daily routine, what he is passionate about, how much he drinks, and a new beer that will be […]

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Does a Higher ABV in a Beer Warrant a Higher Price? Let’s Break It Down…

I posted about Bud Light Platinum yesterday, a boozed up version of Bud Light, that raises the alcohol by volume in the beer by almost 50%, from 4.2% to 6%.  As the name “Platinum” infers, this is intended to be a premium version of a pedestrian beer – Bud Light turned up to 11.  But […]

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Exclusive Interview with Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, Part I: Whiskey Plans, Buyout Offers from the Big Boys and the Struggle to Stay Privately-Owned

Don and I were lucky enough to get a 30 minute phone interview with Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione,  I started to transcribe the interview and realized that it was way too much content for a single post, so I’ve decided to break it into two parts.  Plus it takes FOREVER to do the transcription, […]

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Sam Calagione’s TEDx Talk: Looking Backward to Build the Future

. . Here’s Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione giving a 20 minute “TED Talk” about how his brewery looks back into history for creative inspiration as they try to reinvent what beer is all about. I love TED Talks, which are usually given by enlightened people who have something interesting to share. If you’re unfamiliar […]

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Dogfish Head and The Bruery Team Up for a “REAL” Collaboration

  Here is a quick video satire of the new brew collaboration between Dogfish Head and The Bruery.  Looks good, and I might be able to get a taste out here, so I’m looking forward to it hitting shelves.  

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Let’s Be Friends: The Collaboration Mombo

Lately there have been some interesting collaborations, and some collaborations that frankly leave me scratching my head a little.  A couple days ago my brother Jim posted about a collaboration that Dogfish Head did with Google.  They came up with URKontinent, which by all accounts is a pretty tasty beer.  Then yesterday they came out […]

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Like a Celebrity Couple, Google and Dogfish Head Make a PR Baby

It might be that I’m writing this from the back of a moving vehicle, but the news that Dogfish Head and Google have brewed a beer together is making me a bit queasy.  The whole thing seems so forced that it’s easy to see there is no love here, just the chance for mutual self-promotion. […]

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