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Brewing Up a Business reveals how Sam Calagione built Dogfish Head Craft Brewery from a tiny operation to one of the fastest growing breweries in America by dreaming big, working hard, and thinking differently. Packed with real-world lessons every businessperson can learn from, this revised edition includes new chapters on Sam's most innovative and unconventional marketing techniques, including how Dogfish uses social media to level the playing field against bigger competitors—and how you can too.
"Rarely is a book as good as a beer, but this one is. It's written with humor, humility, and passion, essential ingredients for any entrepreneur."
—BOB GUCCIONE JR., founder of Spin magazine and Gear magazine
"Brewing Up a Business will inspire both entrepreneurs and aspiring small business owners to have the confidence to follow their dreams."
—JIM DAVIS, Chairman and CEO of New Balance
"Sam Calagione embodies the spirit of a true Delaware entrepreneur. Starting out as the smallest brewery in the nation, Sam's ambition, acute business sense, and vision have allowed Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to successfully enter an extremely competitive market as Dogfish Head continues to leave an indelible mark on the beer industry."
—RUTH ANN MINNER, former Governor of Delaware
"Everything you want to know about succeeding in business you can learn from beer. At least, you can if it's the remarkable story of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Brewing Up a Business is like a how-to manual for entrepreneurs. With humor, creativity, and wisdom, Sam Calagione has crafted a new kind of business book that's as unique as his great beer!"
—JOE CALLOWAY, author of Becoming a Category of One and Indispensable
SAM CALAGIONE is the founder and owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware, one of the nation's fastest growing independent breweries, and Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His innovative style has earned him a reputation as one of America's most adventurous entrepreneurs and brewers. A Small Business Association Businessman of the Year and a Huffington Post Game Changer for 2010, he is the star of the Discovery Channel's new show Brew Masters. He lives in Lewes, Delaware.
Excellent book on the topic. Sam writes very casually and breaks down some big ideas in simple ways.Published 2 days ago by R. Day
I've read this book several times now, very inspiring to homebrewers and a great read for anyone interested in underdog or beer books.Published 25 days ago by Collin Gilbert
Great Book , for the business advice and for the story of one of the best breweries in the US. Highly recommend this before anyone visits the brewery, get the Pain Relievas album... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Gregory L Klimaytis
Great stories that inspire as well as educate. Good insights into brand building as well.Published 1 month ago by Esteban
There are those rare individuals who seem blessed so incredibly far beyond the rest of us. Take Sam Calagione, darling of the craft brewing world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leslie N. Patino
The book itself was good and I liked the values that the author shared about how he went about building his business. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Robinson