Sam Calagione Talks About Life & Limb and Future Collaborations

lifelimbIt’s not every day you get to attend the release dinner for an amazing collaborative beer.  When I heard about the Life & Limb collaboration beer  between Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada and their east coast release dinner was going to be 20 minutes away, I had to get there.  But what could make an evening of amazing beer, great food, and new friends better?  A one on one interview with the man who has turned extreme beer into a household name, Sam Calagione.


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24 Responses to “Sam Calagione Talks About Life & Limb and Future Collaborations”

  1. nate Says:

    Like I already said, great interview-in fact, it’ perhaps the best one with Calagione I’ve seen, and I’ve watched quite a few. It’s interesting to see the relaxed and friendly side of Sam Calagione, as opposed to the usual cut and dry interviews.

  2. Simply Beer Says:

    Wow, thanks Nate. I felt this was a very comfortable interview, we had just finished an amazing meal at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain paired with some delicious beers, which I’m sure didn’t hurt :-)

  3. Mike - Says:

    Great job and as always Sam comes across as an absolutely amazing person.

  4. Simply Beer Says:

    I was impressed, he believes in what he says. Both Sam and Ken Grossman(Sierra Nevada) took the time to come around and talk to everyone individually at the Dinner answered questions, posed for pictures, and signed books. It was really cool.

  5. Jim Says:

    Great job, Peter. I learned a lot about Sam and DFH from your interview. And the audio is great for such a busy public location. I can’t wait for the 2010 DFH, Victory and Stone collaboration; that’s an all-star lineup IMO.

    The whole interview seems very well lubricated, which, as you say, probably didn’t hurt. Great work.

  6. Simply Beer Says:

    Thanks Jim! I’m trying to get more info on the DFH, Stone, Victory collaboration. Sam only had a couple minutes to sit with me, so I didn’t get a chance to follow that up with a bunch of questions.

  7. Michael Reinhardt Says:

    Please see if you can find a bottle of these brews. I’m in Southern Cali and don’t think I’ll see them.

  8. Michael Reinhardt Says:

    I may actually be able to get some on Friday…so, I’ll see.

  9. Simply Beer Says:

    let me know and and If i run into a stash I’ll send ya one.

  10. Billy Broas Says:

    Awesome job Peter. I had the pleasure of meeting Sam a couple years ago and he’s a great & down to earth guy.

  11. Simply Beer Says:

    Thanks Billy. I really enjoyed interviewing him, hopefully I have the opportunity to do it again (with better lighting)!

  12. mike Says:

    Great Interview!

  13. Simply Beer Says:

    Thanks Mike. Ya woulda loved it. Great food and your favorite beer!

  14. Michael Reinhardt Says:

    I’m going to supposedly be able to get some on Friday…we’ll see

  15. Simply Beer Says:

    that’s great for you… I called the distributor today and couldn’t get any answers about when it was coming to Jersey. I wasn’t convinced they knew anything about it…

  16. John Says:

    Enjoyed your interview very much. DogfishHead is our favorite brewery right now. Every been they come out with is very creative. I may not like every single everyone they make, but I appreciate the though that goes into each one.

  17. Simply Beer Says:

    Thanks John. Just heard that their World Wide Stout and olde School barleywine just made it to the distributor in NJ!

  18. Scott-TheBrewClub Says:

    All I can say is Niiiiiice! Keep it up!

  19. Simply Beer Says:

    Thanks Scott. Have another huge interview coming up in Dec. But, I’ll keep you guessing.

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