Sam and Mariah Calagione of Dogfish Head to key note State Chamber Dinner in January

Sam and Mariah Calagione will keynote the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 183rd Annual Dinner.
Sam and Mariah are the founders of Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton.
The Calagiones’ will share Dogfish Head’s story with the business community as they enter their 25th year of business.
“Sam and I are excited to share our story with Delaware’s amazing business community,” stated Dogfish Head co-founder Mariah Calagione. “From starting as the smallest brewery in the U.S., through continual production and hospitality expansion, adding a distillery, right through merging with one of the most dynamic companies in the beverage industry, we are having a blast, and we look forward to a fun evening with many of Delaware’s leaders and entrepreneurs.”
Dogfish Head was founded in 1995 as Delaware’s first brewpub in Rehoboth Beach.
Nearly 25 years later it grew into the 12th largest brewery in the country, employing nearly 400 people. It has a full production brewery in Milton, the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, and restaurants in Rehoboth Beach.
On May 9, Dogfish Head announced an agreement to merge with the Boston Beer company. Boston Beer is best known for a lineup of alcoholic beverage brands including Samuel Adams, Truly, Angry Orchard and Twisted Tea.
Sam and Mariah said they plan to look forward to continuous growth and opportunities to continue crafting new beers, spirits and off-centered experiences for fans throughout the country.
The Annual Dinner is the largest of the State Chamber’s annual events, drawing over 1,000 business leaders, dignitaries, and elected officials at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.
The evening’s program will include the presentation of the Josiah Marvel Cup Award in honor of the memory of Josiah Marvel, who reorganized and was the first president of the modern-day State Chamber. A complimentary roundtrip shuttle will also be open to guests traveling from Kent and Sussex Counties.
For more information about the Annual Dinner, contact Cheryl Corn at (302) 576-6572 or
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