The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures

The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures

The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures

The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures


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Celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery with this rich, adventurous history 

The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures celebrates a quarter-century in business for the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Over the past 26 years, the Dogfish Head founders have learned timeless lessons about working and living. This book shares their hard-earned insights and helps readers navigate life’s adventures. 

Through its colorful design and photos, The Dogfish Head Book brings the brewing business to life. Inside, you’ll find wisdom and entertainment in the form of memorabilia, photos, and the Dogfish Head Rules of Thumb. Food and beer lovers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals alike will enjoy this unique book, which also makes a perfect gift for any Dogfish Head fan or craft beer enthusiast. 

Since its start in 1995, Dogfish Head has grown exponentially to become one of the most celebrated craft breweries in the United States. This book lets you tour the history of the iconic brand without leaving home. 

  • Recounts the rich history of the Dogfish Head Brewery and Distillery 
  • Explores the founders’ unique and successful business philosophy 
  • Reveals new details about the future of this fast-growing brewery 
  • Celebrates the 26th anniversary of Dogfish Head 

Paired nicely with any Dogfish Head beer, The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures is a living guide to business and life—the Dogfish way!  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119649571
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/19/2021
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 626,429
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

SAM CALAGIONI is the CEO and founder of Dogfish Head Brewery and Distillery. Founded in 1995, Dogfish has grown into a 300+ person company and is one of the most recognized breweries in the country. Sam has authored four books, including Brewing Up a Business and Off-Centered Leadership. He was named the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional in 2017.

MARIAH CALAGIONE is the Vice President and co-founder of Dogfish Head. Mariah’s role has grown from captaining Dogfish Head’s grass-roots marketing, PR, and social media world to focusing on her true passion—the charitable-giving arm of Dogfish: Beer & Benevolence. Mariah has served on the boards of The Nature Conservancy, University of Delaware, Rehoboth Beach Film Society, and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.

ANDREW C. GREELEY has spent most of his life on the Delmarva Peninsula working for independent high schools as an English teacher, coach, and mentor. He has a passion for the outdoors, craft beer, writing, and community. Currently, he is the Innkeeper at the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware.

Table of Contents

Preface 8

The City Lights Library at the Dogfish Inn 12

Chapter 1: Brewing Up ... A Love of Beer 15

How Sam Met Mariah 18

How Mariah Met Sam 20

Learn From Those Who Came Before You 22

The First Seeds of Beer Inspiration 24

Cherry Pale Ale 26

Coworker Profile: Olivia Dickinson 31

Chapter 2: What’s In A Name? 32

The Motto 34

The Shark & Shield 36

The Plan 38

Punkin Ale 43

The First Brewing System 46

Let the Brewing Begin 48

Signs 50

Prohibition and Dogfish Head 52

Shelter Pale Ale and Chicory Stout 62

Sugar 64

Aprihop 66

Immort Ale 68

Raison D’etre 71

Coworker Profile: Alison Ruark 73

The 5-Barrel System 74

Bottling 76

The Six Packs 79

Building A Bigger Brewery 80

World Wide Stout 86

Midas Touch 90

Namaste 94

90 Minute Ipa 96

Indian Brown Ale 100

Olde School Barleywine 103

Nobody Told Me There’’d Be Days Like This 108

Coworker Profile: Bryan Selders 115

Chapter 3: Think Global, Drink Local 116

Milton 119

Rhythm 122

Breaking the Rules of Brewing 124


Festina Lente 128

60 Minute Ipa 130

Increasing Production 132

Raison D’extra 135

Bottlecaps 136

Burton Baton 138

Fort 140

Chateau Jiahu 142

Coworker Profile: Ryan & Janelle Mazur 144

Chapter 4: The OG Craft Beer Evangelist 146

Palo Santo Marron 152

Red & White 154

Black & Blue 156

The Big Ol’ Beer Bottle 158

The Mullet 160

Coworker Profile: Kenny Thorpe 163

Chapter 5: The Great Communicator 164

Mariah Explains 166

Theobroma 170

My Antonia 172

Sah’tea 174

The Spicing Pots 177

The Cold Storage 177

Liquor De Malt 178

Chicha 182

Saison Du Buff 184

Ta Henket 186

Bitches Brew 188

Hellhound 190

Urkontinent 192

Faithfull Ale 194

Positive Contact 196

Coworker Profile: Nora Sheehan 199

Chapter 6: Brew Masters 200

Grain To Glass 205

The Steampunk Tree House 206

Noble Rot 208

Oak-Aged Noble Rot 209

Tweason’ale 210

Savor Flowers 212

Birra Etrusca Bronze 214

Firefly Ale 216

American Beauty 218

Kvasir 220

Sixty-One 222

Piercing Pils 224

Coworker Profile: Wendy Domurat 227

Chapter 7: Take Your Pants Off 228

The Inn 238

Pennsylvania Tuxedo 256

Rosabi 259

Beer Thousand 260

Beer for Breakfast 262

Coworker Profile: Connie Park 265

Chapter 8: Enjoy the Journey 266

Celebrating the Epiphany 267

Joining the Fans 268

Proceed Slowly, 270

Go Thoughtfully 270

Higher Math 274

Sick Cider 276

Liquid Truth Serum 278

The Dogfish Head Distillery 280

Barrel Honey Rum 285

Analog Vodka 287

Chesapeake & Maine 289

Smoke on the Water Oysters 291

Seaquench Ale 294

Coworker Profile: Matt Barth 299

Chapter 9: The New R&D Brewery 300

Coworker Profile: Mark Carter 315

Chapter 10: Out with the Old, In With the New 316

“Wooden … It Be Nice!” V

Bunyan’s Lunchbox Evolves To The Full-Fledged Tasting Room & Kitchen  334

Canned Cocktails 348

Our Latest Exploration 351

Coworker Profile: Seth Limanek 355

Coworker Profile: Cj And Cindy Novack 356

A Fan’s Perspective On 26 Years 359

Cheers To The Next 26! 366

Index 367


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