Samuel A. Calagione, III

Founder and Brewer, Dogfish Head

Sam Calagione is Founder and Brewer of Dogfish Head Brewery with overall responsibility for managing the Dogfish Head brand. 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. 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 two books: Brewing Up a Business (2011) and Off-Centered Leadership (2016).