Samuel A. Calagione, III

Founder and Brewer, Dogfish Head

Sam Calagione is Founder and Brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery with overall responsibility for managing the Dogfish Head brand. He founded Dogfish Head with his wife Mariah in June 1995 and served as CEO until the July 2019 merger with Boston Beer.  In 2017,  Mr. Calagione won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional.  During his twenty-four years at the helm of Dogfish Head, he has grown the company from a small brewpub in Rehoboth, DE to an award-winning nationally-recognized brand and destination. Mr. Calagione's skills in brewing, innovation, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship are an invaluable asset to Boston Beer's leadership team.