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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

5 Things You Never Knew About … Sam Calagione

As the founder of Dogfish Head brewery and the guy behind cult beer favorites like the 60- and 90-Minute IPAs and Raison D’Etre, Sam Calagione has spent more than 15 years crafting brews that continually garner him legions of fans around the world. He’s been profiled in everything from The New Yorker to Inc., but here (in his own words) are five things you might still be surprised to learn about one of America’s most unabashed brewers.

1. “I graduated from college but never graduated from high school because I got kicked out in March of my senior year.”

2. “My favorite imported beer is Saison DuPont.”

3. “I take a bath pretty much every night and sleep like crap unless I do.”

4. “I’m brewing a beer on Thursday with African tree bark.”

5. “I once man-hugged Adam Avery (of Avery Brewing) and he tried to tongue kiss me.”

For more on Sam Calagione and his beer collaborations with Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman, check out “All Together Now” in the March/April issue, and keep an eye out here every week for the latest Character in our new “Five Things You Never Knew About” blog series.