Samuel A. Calagione
Mr. Calagione is Founder and Brewer of Dogfish Head Brewery with overall responsibility for managing the Dogfish Head brand and providing insight into all of the company’s brands. He founded Dogfish Head with his wife Mariah Calagione in June 1995 and served as CEO until the merger with Boston Beer in July 2019. He joined the Company's Board of Directors in October 2020. His innovative style has earned him a James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional and a reputation as one of the country’s most adventurous brewers; he has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, Forbes, Bon Appetit, and many other magazines and newspapers. He is also the author of five books, including Brewing Up a Business (2011), Off-Centered Leadership (2016), and The Dogfish Head Book: 25 Off-Centered Years (2021).
During his twenty-eight years at the helm of Dogfish Head, he grew the company from a small brewpub in Rehoboth, Delaware to an award-winning, nationally recognized brand and destination. Mr. Calagione’s skills in brewing, innovation, marketing, consumer engagement, media relations, management, distributor relations, and entrepreneurship are an invaluable asset to Boston Beer’s leadership team and the Board.