Last week, Dogfish Head Founder and Owner, Sam Calagione, appeared on Katie Couric’s talk show, Katie. I was incredibly busy that day, but I bookmarked the link and came back to it this morning. Watch the video below…
Whenever I see this man in the media, I’m reminded of why I love him and his brewery so deeply. Here’s why…
1. He’s Modest
When asked in the interview above how he got into the brewery business, Sam responds, “It was actually right here, in Manhattan, a few blocks away. I was living here. I bought a homebrew kit, because I fell in love with drinking good beer. And I thought, wait a second, maybe I can do this at home. And on my way home, a bodega was having a sale on really ripe, sour cherries, and I bought them, squished them, put them in my first batch of beer, and I was smitten from that moment on and decided this would be my life’s calling.”
How much more “every man” can he be? He bought a kit, fell in love, and here he is. I love it.
2. His Brewery Makes Great Beer
3. He’s Charismatic
4. He’s Handsome
5. He’s Passionate About His Trade
Refer to #1.
6. He Represents Craft Beer Incredibly Well
It’s more than beer, as you all well know. It’s a culture. A movement. A way of life. And as the owner of one of the world’s largest craft breweries, Sam Calagione has become one of, if not the most prominent face of craft beer. He does that job justice. Every time I watch him speak or read a quote from him, I’m more and more impressed.
Now go drink some Dogfish Head!