Sam Calagione

<a href="" target="_hplink">Brew Masters</a>; Founder & President, Dogfish Head

When Sam opened Dogfish Head in 1995 it was the smallest commercial brewery in America, making 10 gallons of beer at a time. Today Dogfish Head is among the fastest growing breweries in the country. Dogfish Head has focused on brewing stronger, more exotic beers since the day it opened with the proud motto "Off-centered ales for off-centered people."

Sam got the brewing bug back in the early 1990s while working at a bar in NYC that featured microbrewed beer. After a number of home brew batches, Sam put his English degree to the test while writing the brew pub business plan.

Dogfish Head has grown into a 110-person company with a restaurant/brewery/distillery in Rehoboth Beach and a production brewery in Milton, Delaware, selling beer in 30 states and three countries. Sam has been named a Game Changer for 2010 by Huffington Post and he recently authored "Brewing up a Business" and "Extreme Brewing." He's also co-author of "He Said Beer, She Said Wine" that provides plenty of brew and food match-ups made possible by the wide variety of beers and ales that companies like Dogfish Head now offer.

He lives in Lewes, Delaware, with his wife Mariah and children, Sammy and Grier.