Originally Posted by Born Brewing Co.
That being said, I definitely give Sam Calagione props, he had a dream and went for it. I think Orrelse and Sam75 met him at the AHA conference recently in Baltimore. Perhaps, they could comment on that.
I got my book signed by him.
I totally respect the guy. He worked his butt off following a dream. Despite the fact that he is so successful, he remains down to earth. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the book right now, and I wish I had a nickel for every time he said "believe in yourself
". Sometimes I felt like I was reading a Tony Robbins motivational speaker book.
Anyway--I think in the long run the prices will hurt his beer. He'll have to find cheaper ways to produce good tasting beer in order to survive against more up and coming craft brewers who try to copy his success. I agree it hurts the pocketbook to buy some of that stuff. I still pay it though.
The best thing for me about Dogfish is thier marketing. Genius stuff. Making a malt liquor. Inventing the Randall. The list goes on and on.
Have you guys seen the movie they made? The first guy they "interview" is hilarious. Check out "Lupulin Madness"
. It's awesome if you need a laugh.