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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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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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Beyond TODAY: Noble Rot Q&A with Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione

Beyond TODAY is an extension of our weekly column for the TODAY Show food blog. Here we’ll look at the same subject from another angle, which will likely be far geekier.  Click here to see our latest TODAY Show post. It’s always cool to speak with Sam Calagione, the founder and spiritual leader of Dogfish […]

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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 Has no Plans for Cans

The past year has seen a proliferation of excellent beers available in cans, which offer many benefits to the consumer and to the environment.  But one thing cans don’t offer is the elegance of a bottle, and that’s at the heart of why Dogfish Head has no plans to can their beers. 

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Sam Calagione Talks About What’s Next After Brew Masters

Don and I spoke with Dogfish Head’s big fish Sam Calagione today, and we asked about the TV show Brew Masters and what comes next for Dogfish Head and mass media.  Sam’s answer was pretty exciting. Sam told us that he’s still working with Zero Point Zero, the production company that filmed Brew Masters, but […]

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Give Us Your Questions for Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione

We often say that our readers are the lifeblood of this site.  You give us your time, your feedback and your expertise, which frequently outstrips our own.  So when we lined up a (typed) interview with Sam Calagione, we figured we owe you guys and gals the chance to chime in with your questions for […]

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Dogfish Head Images Are a Little Bit Eerie and Totally Awesome

Every once in a while you see something that makes you take pause and go “wow – this is something new.”  That’s what I did when I saw these uncanny animated gif loops. They feature craft beer folk hero Sam Calagione brewing up a batch of a new strawberry beer which Dogfish Head is prototyping […]

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Eataly’s Birreria Rooftop Beer Garden to Open Soon

It seems to have taken forever to get off the ground, but starting June 3rd the beer will begin to flow on the roof of Eataly, and NYC will have its latest must-see stop for beer geeks. Called “Birreria,” the beer garden in the sky will feature beers crafted in collaboration between Dogfish Head, Birra […]

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Was Brewmasters Killed by “Big Beer”?

If you recall, we were the ones who said definitively that the Discovery show Brewmasters was dead.  There were a lot of folks who said we were wrong, but we had it on good authority that the show was done. Now we have it on even better authority. 

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“Brew Masters” is Hitting its Stride

  Last week, I wondered if “Brew Masters,” the new Discovery show starring Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, would last. The first show was more infomercial than excitement, and the whole premise felt stale.  Still, I held out hope that the show would be much better once Sam started traveling around the world.  I am happy […]

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Will “Brew Masters” Last?

Like many of you, I watched the premiere of Brew Masters last night with a craft beer in hand and a big smile on my face.  And like many of you, I enjoyed the show because I’m a fan of Sam and a major beer nerd.  Even if it was a bit of an infomercial, […]

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Dogfish Head Theobroma: A TV Show in a Bottle

As many of you know, Dogfish Head honcho Sam Calagione has a new TV series coming out on the Discovery Channel called Brewed. You know, the TV show Don and I almost got. Anyway, part of the show will feature Sam traveling with his archeologist pal Pat McGovern to recreate ancient ales from the remnants […]

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Robot Brewery Tour: The Best Video You’ll See Today

If there are two things I love it’s craft beer and indie music.  Imagine my delight when I discovered this video featuring Will Oldmam (AKA indie folk heavyweight Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and Dogfish Head brewmaster Sam Calagione.  Sam plays a robot who has happily removed humans from the brewing process, and he gives Oldham a […]

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