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Dogfish Head founder sets sail to promote brewery's inn

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Sam Calagione, founder and president of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc., poses at the brewery in Milton, Delaware, in 2011.
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Founder and President Sam Calagione is setting off to sea.

Calagione is embarking on a 600-mile journey from Delaware to Maine aboard a 19-foot Boston Whaler with his teenage son to celebrate the opening of the Dogfish Inn and raise money and awareness for The Nature Conservancy.

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Along the way Calagione will make stops in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Manhattan; Block Island, Rhode Island; Boston and Portland, Maine, to host beer-themed dinners. The final stop will be Dogfish Head, Maine, the place where Calagione spent his summers as a child and for which his brewery is named.

During his multicity trip, Calagione will be pouring Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a pale ale brewed with spruce tips, wheat and rye in collaboration with American apparel-maker Woolrich. The beer is named after the "head-to-toe red-and-black wool outfits that woodsmen wear in Pennsylvania."

The partnership between the two companies also includes a line of nautical-inspired clothing.

Opening in July, the Dogfish Inn is a 16-room hotel located in Lewes, Delaware, that is being described as a "home base for beer geeks and beach lovers."

To learn more about Calagione's journey, click here.

—By CNBC's Tom Rotunno