Review: Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
Sam Calagione is one of the best known folks in craft beer. His brewery, Dogfish Head, is known to most as a brewer that has continuously pushed the boundaries of what beer can be, and brought back ancient recipes long since forgotten. In his latest book, Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth, Sam takes a look at leadership and what the future will hold for himself and his brewery.
There are plenty of books on the topic of craft beer but they’re typically non-fiction. What happens when you mix craft beer with murder? Find out in Death On Tap, a murder mystery by author Ellie Alexander.
Craft beer isn’t the only one to experience a huge boom in recent years. Small-batch distillers have seen unprecedented growth too. Whiskey Business: How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spirits explores the growth of spirits in the US from the late 20th century until today. Here’s why it’s worth a read.
If you’ve spent any time in the craft beer world or visited a craft brewery, chances are you’ve heard the story a few times. The challenges of getting started from nothing, growing pains, and competing with the big guys. It’s a story almost every craft brewery tells and one that has been told in countless books by craft brewers over the years.
While it’s interesting to hear the version each brewer has to tell, it can also get a bit old time after time. Tony Magee tells a different version of the classic craft brewer startup story in, So You Want to Start a Brewery?: The Lagunitas Story.
No matter how your craft beer story starts, there’s a good chance your early days were spent sipping some of the best known craft brands around. These brands have been in the business since before craft beer was the cool thing to do. They’ve build the better beer industry, and lead the way for a new type of beer drinker. Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over A Beer Or Two is the story of the start and growth of the largest craft brewer in the United States, Boston Beer (better known as Sam Adams).
Food and beer go together in so many wonderful ways. They each compliment the other and bring out the best in both. Alone they’re awesome, but together they’re exponentially greater. There’s a reason beer dinners are so popular (and delicious) and more and more restaurants have come to realize the great things that can be done by bring the two together. If you love this combo and love to cook, you have to check out the book Food & Beer.