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

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

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,244) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    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 Pooh-Bah (1,938) Nov 30, 2008 Wisconsin
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    "Yes, we've seen a fucking map" LOL
  3. neeko530

    neeko530 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Indiana

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  4. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Zealot (510) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Sweet! 90min IPA!
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  5. Johnny_Duck

    Johnny_Duck Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 Tennessee

    Excellent news!
  6. tstigz

    tstigz Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2010 Illinois

    Now distribute in IL beyond the suburbs again, please.
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  7. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Good news, I like a Dogfish Head once in a while!
  8. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana

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

    ShanePB Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    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) Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Wonderful news!
  11. Providence

    Providence Pooh-Bah (2,376) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    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 Pooh-Bah (2,981) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Just not so good at geography :wink: - Milton, DE to Boston, MA (no RI involved).
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  13. Providence

    Providence Pooh-Bah (2,376) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    That's not the only think we fail with, believe me.
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  14. Quantum_Dong

    Quantum_Dong Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2013 Wisconsin

    Awesome! I haven't had anything from DFH before. I look forward to trying some of their stuff!
  15. s_wit

    s_wit Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin

    That's the first thing I thought of, too!
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  16. Quantum_Dong

    Quantum_Dong Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2013 Wisconsin

    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 :wink:
  17. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    This excites me greatly.
  18. Brewzma

    Brewzma Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2013 Wisconsin

    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 Pooh-Bah (2,002) May 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    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 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

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