Sam Calagione is the founder and owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (www.dogfish.com) in Milton, Delaware, one of the nation's fastest-growing independent breweries, and Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His innovative style has earned him a James Beard Award and reputation as one of America's most adventurous brewers; he has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, Forbes, Bon Appetit, and many other magazines and newspapers. He lives in Lewes, Delaware.
Jason and Todd Alstrom are the founders of BeerAdvocate (BA), a global, grassroots network powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer. Since its inception in 1996, BeerAdvocate.com has grown into the largest and most diverse beer community online and is now widely considered the go-to website for news, reviews, gossip, and guidance about beer. The Alstroms are also the publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine, a monthly publication they launched in December 2006, and host numerous festivals and events, including the popular Extreme Beer Festival, which expanded to Los Angeles in 2017.