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Summary

Updated business wisdom from the founder of Dogfish Head, the nation's fastest growing independent craft brewery....

Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest-growing craft breweries.

In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas, including how social media has become an integral part of the business model and how other small businesses can use it to catch up with bigger competitors. Calagione also presents a compelling argument for choosing to keep his business small and artisanal, despite growing demand for his products.

  • Updated to offer a more complete look at what it takes to keep a small business booming
  • An inspiring story of renegade entrepreneurialism and the rewards of dreaming big, working hard, and thinking unconventionally
  • Shows how to use social media to reach new customers and grow a business

For any entrepreneur with a dream, Brewing Up a Business, Second Edition presents an enlightening, in-depth look at what it takes to succeed on their own terms.

©2011 Sam Calagione (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Interesting listening

This is More about general business and entrepreneurship than about brewing specifically but interesting nonetheless

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Excellent book about the beer business

Excellent book about the beer business. Sam has a great view on life. His approach is very down to Earth but with a strong business twist. Lots of great business ideas, philosophies and tips in here. I highly recommend this audio book.

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the small business bible

great infomation and ideas well worth a listen especially if you're keen on brewing. if only the narrator could pronounce the word niche properly and not say nitch it would be even better!

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  • William Schooley
  • 07-01-13

Great book about starting a brewery

Thanks to an English degree Sam Calagione is an excellent story teller. This is a great book about staring your own small business. Sam's small business happens to be a brewery so that's where all of his examples come from. If you've ever considered opening a brewery or need some creative ideas in your small business read this book.

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  • Adam
  • 08-11-16

Captivating Informative

The title of the review may be a bit of an off-centered approach to describing a business book but Sam Calagione would approve. The book is well written, insightful and extremely informative. I'll be listening to it again.

The narrator, Kris Koscheski, is one of the best narrators I've listed to yet.

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  • Shane
  • 14-10-15

It was okay

I found this book difficult to listen to based on the absence of contractions - It was like listening to a computer read to me. Also, the book barely touches the business side of things outside the experience of this one brewer and his company, and I was hoping for more market-wide examples. Therefore I thought the title was a bit misleading - perhaps it could've had a subtitle like "The story of Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head Brewery" instead of the broad "Adventures in Beer"...

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  • Karen Bisbee
  • 13-04-18

Brewery X's and O's - and much more

Where does Brewing Up a Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It covered way more than I anticipated. Stories to key points helped to drive home a point Sam was trying to make.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not one sitting, but I did buzz through it pretty quick. For a "biz" book - it kept my interest quite well.

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  • Ian M Wilmot
  • 10-03-18

Great read for anyone wanting to start a business!

wonderfully informative! Fantastic insight into the world of small business. Mediocre narration but that's easy to overlook for such useful advice.

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  • Gvido
  • 14-02-18

Some inspiration and lots of Dogfish branding

Although the story is somewhat interesting, and I found some inspiration, overall, it’s not a story that reveals great insights in brewing business or business and entrepreneurial thinking in general.
The ideas of entrepreneurial business character are very mainstream and can be found better described and detailed in various other books.
The branding of Dogfish brewery is unnecessary prevailing throughout the book and spoiled some of the enjoyment of this book for me.
That said, its still an entertaining tale, and I found some inspiration

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  • Joseph DeCarolis
  • 05-02-18

Chapters out of order

Chapters are out of order and a few start and transition Midway into a chapter and then goes back to previous chapter. I also had to delete and re download 3x to get through chapter 9 and chapter 10(actually chapter 6).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-17

Great read

more philosophy than technique, but still a must read for anyone wanting to get into the business!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-17

honest and eloquent

Great easy read. relatable and honest. recommended for all entrepreneurs looking to venture out in the world of Beer or otherwise

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-17

Inspiring and insightful explanation of business.

Loved It! I feel like I just sat down with the author and got to pick his brain about all aspects of the do's and don't's in business.