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Interview with Sam Calagione, 2016 January 21
This interview took place in the conference room of Dogfish Head Craft Brewing in Milton, Delaware. Calagione offers perspective on the importance of craft brewing as a cultural and business movement. The persistent hum in the background of the recording came from machinery in an adjacent utility room, with the apologies of the interview subject.
Sam Calagione (1969 - ) is Founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewery. A native of New York, Calagione grew up in Massachusetts before returning to New York to study English. During that time, Calagione took up home brewing, and began to develop the ideas for Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales. Calagione played an essential role in bringing craft brewing to Delaware through his activism to change the law to create opportunities for small brewers in the state. The creativity and vibrancy of the Mid-Atlantic craft brewing industry is in no small part a legacy of Calagione's career.
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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Beer and craft brewing oral history interviews (Accession 2016.287)
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