Hospitality Business Management Paul Wise Distinguished Speaker Series

Sam Calagione

CEO and Founder

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery


Sam Calagione has focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since 1995 when he first opened Dogfish Head as the smallest American craft brewery. Today, Dogfish has grown into a 300+ person company and is one of the most recognized breweries in the country. 


Dogfish Head is located in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a harbor-front beer-themed motel and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and kitchen.  Dogfish currently sells beer in 42 states and Washington D.C. and spirits in the mid-Atlantic region.


Sam’s innovative style and collaborative spirit has earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s most adventurous entrepreneurs and brewers. Sam has authored four books and was named the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional in 2017.  Sam, his wife Mariah (Dogfish VP) and their family reside in coastal Delaware.   

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Purnell Hall, 115
Purnell Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Students, Lectures & Programs, Academics, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Community, Lectures and Programs



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