Calagione Taps the Hill-Side and Other Half for Fashion-Crafted Beer Collaboration

Pat Phillips and I in the "craft beer confessional" for episode 6 of Thats Odd, Lets Drink It.

Pat Phillips and I vote carrot beer in the “craft beer confessional” in That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It episode 6.

In the sixth and final episode of That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It!, Sam Calagione comes to Williamsburg to create a collaborative craft beer with GQ’s ‘Best New Menswear Designers in America,’ the Hill-Side and Other Half Brewing. Spoiler alert: I’m in it! Continue reading

Ale Street News: The Rise of the Beer Web Series

Chris Bosh and Sam Calagione in That's Odd...Let's Drink It!

Chris Bosh and Sam Calagione in That’s Odd…Let’s Drink It!

The new issue of Ale Street News is out, which means I finally get to share my favorite feature of the year: The Rise of the Beer Web Series.

On assignment from Tony Forder, ASN editor, I had the opportunity to interview Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder, about his new web series that launched recently on First We Feast: That’s Odd…Let’s Drink It!

The series opened a floodgate for me, as I discovered a number of beer series across the Internet of Beer landscape: Craftwerk by Munchies (Vice); the Beer Diaries by the eponymous Beer Diaries TV; Beer Artisan by the Foodable Web TV Network. As these series continue to surface, and as beer shows begin to rise in popularity in general, an important set of questions begins to emerge:

  1. Why are beer shows being produced online instead of on TV?
  2. Can a beer show simultaneously appeal to beer experts and beginners?
  3. What will Sam Calagione do next?

Find out on Page 13 of the latest ASN issue, Vol. 24—No. 6: Craft Beer Gone Crazy. Pick one up in a craft beer bar near you—or click here.

Cheers,
BeerAffair

Two-Brew Debut at the Hill-Side With Other Half Brewing and Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione

‘Wabbit Saison’ and ‘To Much Blueberry’ Launch at the Hill-Side for That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It Series

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Last night, First We Feast‘s new web series, That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It brought together brewers, fashion fans and beer acolytes as Dogfish Head‘s Sam Calagione, Other Half Brewing‘s Sam Richardson and Matt Monahan, and fashion designers the Hill-Side celebrated their recent collaboration at the label’s new retail location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Continue reading

Chatting With Sam Calagione – Craft Beer, Overripe Tomatoes and Controlling Your Destiny

Cheersing Sam Calagione with two of Dogfish Head's latest off-centerd ales.

Cheersing Sam Calagione with two of Dogfish Head’s latest off-centerd ales.

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Calagione, my personal idol and founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, at the premiere of his new web series on First We Feast: “That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It.”

The show, created in collaboration between Dogfish Head and First We Feast parent company, Complex Media, calls together craft beer lovers and pop culture buffs to watch Calagione brew crazy beers with some of his idols, following escapades with unique and unusual ingredients inspired by industries spanning cooking to hip hop.

At the event, which was held at Eataly’s rooftop restaurant and microbrewery, Birreria on Wednesday, Sam ordered me a glass of the show’s debut beer and we talked idols, the importance of creative collaboration, and how to turn rotten fruit into delicious, refreshing beer. Here’s what I learned. Continue reading

First We Feast Debuts ‘That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It!’ Web Series Starring Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, food-meets-pop-culture blog, First We Feast launched its first official web series, “That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It!” starring Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder and president, Sam Calagione. The six-episode series follows “fearless brewer,” Calagione as he makes, well, “odd” and inventive beers with a selection of pop icons spanning a variety of creative industries.  Continue reading