Dogfish Head returns to Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Rhode Island

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Good news for Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Rhode Island ...

    Thanks for hanging in there, Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Rhode Island

    In 2011, we made the difficult decision to scale back Dogfish Head's distribution. With a heavy heart, we stopped sending beer to Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.

    It wasn't our goal to upset Dogfish Head fans and distributors, but with demand so far in front of supply, we just couldn't brew enough beer. We were left with a choice: leave shelves empty and frustrate beer enthusiasts everywhere, or stay true to our off-centered roots, pull back, and focus on strong, smart growth.

    We chose the latter, and although it caused some short-term disappointment, we’re glad we did. Dogfish Head is still family owned, we still brew 100 percent of our off-centered ales ourselves here in coastal Delaware, and we're continuing to change the way people think about beer.

    We have maintained double-digit growth in the past few years while investing in our brewery to increase capacity beyond the 200,000-bbl pace we are now at. This expansion will be completed in a few months, and we’ll finally have the capacity to reopen the markets we had to pull out of. We’re happy to announce that we’ll be hunting for distribution partners and regional sales managers in those four states and plan to be on shelves and taps there before the end of the year.

    Thank you for hanging in there and having us back. See you soon!

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  2. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Advocate (670) Wisconsin Nov 30, 2008 Verified

    "Yes, we've seen a fucking map" LOL
  3. neeko530

    neeko530 Zealot (95) Indiana Oct 17, 2012

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  4. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Aficionado (235) Wisconsin Jun 7, 2008 Verified

    Sweet! 90min IPA!
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  5. Excellent news!
  6. tstigz

    tstigz Savant (325) Illinois Dec 6, 2010

    Now distribute in IL beyond the suburbs again, please.
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  7. Good news, I like a Dogfish Head once in a while!
  8. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Savant (270) Indiana Apr 16, 2010

    I am too excited for words, but I'll try. YAHOO!
  9. ShanePB

    ShanePB Champion (990) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Verified

    Good to hear for those states. I don't care what anyone says, I love these guys.
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  10. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Initiate (0) Indiana Jul 30, 2011

    Wonderful news!
  11. This is great news!

    I love how it's the Rhode Islander that drops the f-bomb. Classic dirt bag Rhody. But hey, we get f*cking sh*t done don't we? I mean the f*cking beer is coming the f*ck back to f*cking RI for f*cks sake.

    Stoked to see it return. I am a big fan of DFH and don't mind how they push the envelope with brews.

    Kudos to you Sam and crew!
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  12. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (825) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Just not so good at geography ;) - Milton, DE to Boston, MA (no RI involved).
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  13. That's not the only think we fail with, believe me.
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  14. Awesome! I haven't had anything from DFH before. I look forward to trying some of their stuff!
  15. s_wit

    s_wit Advocate (520) Wisconsin Apr 26, 2012 Verified

    That's the first thing I thought of, too!
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  16. Just shows you how big headed they are. You could be going from Texas to California, and they'd think they fit in there somehow ;)
  17. This excites me greatly.
  18. Brewzma

    Brewzma Savant (465) Wisconsin Jun 2, 2013 Verified

    Bravo Dogfish. Not all Wisconsinites thought you were assholes. We're just happy you decided to come back
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  19. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (760) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Verified

    Can't say I was affected by this since I drive 5 minutes to buy Dogfish in Mass all of the time, but I'll take it!
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  20. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Yeah but you gotta take a ferry or a bridge or something, right?
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  21. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (760) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Verified

    Nah, I live right on the Massachusetts border, so it is a quick ride haha
  22. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    How do you get across the water?
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  23. M1A2

    M1A2 Advocate (515) Ohio Jan 15, 2012 Verified

    Sweet now i can get there 12% + beers in Indiana since Ohio has the 12% law!!
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    So you live in Central Rhode Island, I take it?

    *BA DOOM ... DA!*
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  25. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (760) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Verified

    Exactly. Needless to say, I can make it to Massachusetts without a bridge, boat, or plane.
  26. greg357

    greg357 Aficionado (110) Wisconsin Jun 18, 2010

    One of my faves! Can't wait!
  27. Benish

    Benish Advocate (650) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2013 Verified

  28. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    That was a short departure...
  29. Still no NM.

    We Like 120min IPA too you know.
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  30. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Advocate (735) Minnesota Feb 6, 2013 Verified

    No love for Minnesota, eh?
  31. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Wisconsin Apr 14, 2013

  32. Poor Wisconsin, Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Indiana :(
  33. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Advocate (520) Indiana Sep 2, 2007

    Honestly, I'll just be glad that I can once again pick up some 90 Minute whenever I feel like it. Other than that? No big deal. Too much other good stuff available these days to bother with most of DFH's brews.
  34. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Champion (885) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    If you need something from DFH let me know.
    I am always looking to trade for Surly
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  35. Theres still liquor stores here with Dogfishhead signs on the window that they never bothered to take down.
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  36. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (870) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Verified

    I might actually get around to trying some DFH beers finally.
  37. bcostner1

    bcostner1 Savant (290) Tennessee Sep 8, 2010

    Indian Brown is an awesome brew. I have missed having it around and look forward to getting it back.
  38. antzman

    antzman Savant (375) Indiana Feb 14, 2005 Verified

    Good luck finding shelf space. We used to carry 5 different 6 packs/4 packs and a seasonal when they distributed here before, as well as whatever 750s and 12oz bottles were available. I couldn't tell you how many new breweries have come into our market and have taken over that space. I know for my store, it will be a slow re-introduction. I still have a bad taste from supply issues we had with them, and then their abrupt departure from our market.
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  39. Pegli

    Pegli Savant (315) Rhode Island Aug 30, 2006

    To get from Central RI to Massachusetts is akin to trekking the Oregon Trail for Rhode Islanders. My wife (born and bred in Johnston) is very happy we don't have to go ALL the way to f*ucking Mass for some 60min.
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  40. Pegli

    Pegli Savant (315) Rhode Island Aug 30, 2006

    You must live in Northern RI or drive really f*cking fast.