"Dog Head Fish"
"Fish Head Beer"
"Dog Head Brewery"
We've heard every variation in the book (and some of them are quite interesting!). It's not difficult, just different. It helps if you know the backstory ...
Dogfish Head is a place. Think Hilton Head... just like the famous jut of land off the Carolina coast, Dogfish Head is a (soon-to-be?) famous jut of land off the Maine coast. It's on Southport Island, near Boothbay Harbor. There's a small beach and right around the bend a great-looking lighthouse (check out the photo on the right).
Local legend has it that Dogfish Head, Maine is named Dogfish Head because when the lobstermen put out their traps near this particular point, they usually ended up with more dogfish (a small shark) than lobsters. Makes sense, right?
So why Dogfish in Delaware? Dogfish founder and die-hard New Englander Sam Calagione spent summers up at Dogfish Head. When his die-hard Delaware wife wooed him to The First State to open a brewpub in 1995, he wanted to bring a piece of New England with him - so he named his place Dogfish Head.
There you have it - the offical story... notice we say "story."