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Jim Koch & Sam Calagione Talk 2020 Trends

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When The Boston Beer Co. and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery announced their merger in the summer of 2019, it came as seismic news in the craft brewing community. While mergers are common occurrences in a craft landscape pockmarked with acquisitions, the two names involved were heavy hitters: Jim Koch of Boston Beer and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head.

With 2020 upon us, we sat down with Koch and Calagione to discuss the pending trends for the new year as well as to reflect on what the year 2019 meant for the industry. The brewing giants provided plenty of insight on what proved to be an interesting year for the industry.

Though their companies’ merger was a major topic of discussion, the two legendary brewers also delved into the overall industry picture while providing some ideas about future collaboration and innovation in their own companies – and within the industry at large.


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