By Pat Gallen

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (CBS) — Dogfish Head craft brewery started in Rehoboth Beach. Beer is art, beer is cool and at Dogfish Head — founded by Sam Calagione in 1995 — beer is life.

“After reading up and studying he went to a home brewing supply store, bought what were essentially kegs that had been hollowed out and created this homebrew system — Macgyvered it together in his NYC apartment and started making beer that way,” Dogfish Head tour guide Lars Ryan said.

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Calagione eventually moved the brewery to Rehoboth Beach, but Milton is now where over 300,000 barrels of beer are produced annually.

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The Dogfish name however, can be traced even further north.

“They were vacationing in Maine at the time — where they vacationed every summer since Sam was a little kid — and there’s this little place called Boothbay Harbor. And in Boothbay Harbor there’s a little piece of land called Dogfish Head,” Ryan said.

And thus, a crazy name and idea was born.

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