There’s a great in-depth article in this week’s New Yorker. It’s a profile of Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery entitled A Better Brew: The rise of extreme beer by Burkhard Bilger, who’s also the author of Noodling for Flatheads. A few months ago I spoke to Bilger at length about the craft beer world in general and extreme beer more specifically. At that point, I don’t think he knew exactly what the focus of the piece would be and I gave him a few brewer’s names — including Sam — to talk to who were known for brewing making extreme beers. It’s easy to see why Bilger chose Calagione. I’ve known Sam for a number of years and he gives great interview. He’s a terrific spokesperson for the craft beer industry. Congratulations Sam.