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

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

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,344) Aug 23, 1996 California
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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!

    azorie, DrinkNewport, Lantern and 4 others like this.
  2. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Crusader (765) Nov 30, 2008 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

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

    neeko530 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Indiana

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  4. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (178) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Sweet! 90min IPA!
    jRocco2021 likes this.
  5. Johnny_Duck

    Johnny_Duck Disciple (345) Apr 19, 2013 Tennessee
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    Excellent news!
  6. tstigz

    tstigz Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2010 Illinois

    Now distribute in IL beyond the suburbs again, please.
    Thirstygoat, tdmccarthy and Mattco like this.
  7. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (527) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

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

    Gunslinger711 Aspirant (215) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

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

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,625) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Good to hear for those states. I don't care what anyone says, I love these guys.
    Lantern and jRocco2021 like this.
  10. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Wonderful news!
  11. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    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!
    azorie, Lantern, mborden and 2 others like this.
  12. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,181) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Just not so good at geography ;) - Milton, DE to Boston, MA (no RI involved).
    azorie, Pegli and Providence like this.
  13. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    That's not the only think we fail with, believe me.
    azorie likes this.
  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 Disciple (352) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    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 ;)
  17. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    This excites me greatly.
  18. Brewzma

    Brewzma Disciple (322) Jun 2, 2013 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Bravo Dogfish. Not all Wisconsinites thought you were assholes. We're just happy you decided to come back
    jRocco2021 likes this.
  19. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (829) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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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!
    Providence likes this.
  20. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (696) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Yeah but you gotta take a ferry or a bridge or something, right?
    mborden, rlcoffey and jesskidden like this.
  21. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (829) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

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

    leedorham Defender (696) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    How do you get across the water?
    ShogoKawada and mborden like this.
  23. M1A2

    M1A2 Initiate (191) Jan 15, 2012 Ohio
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    Sweet now i can get there 12% + beers in Indiana since Ohio has the 12% law!!
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

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

    *BA DOOM ... DA!*
    AlexFields, Camjmorton and mborden like this.
  25. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (829) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

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

    greg357 Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2010 Wisconsin

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

    Benish Champion (828) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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  28. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    That was a short departure...
  29. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    Still no NM.

    We Like 120min IPA too you know.
    Lantern and mborden like this.
  30. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (602) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    No love for Minnesota, eh?
  31. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

  32. CerealKillerKP

    CerealKillerKP Initiate (0) May 24, 2009 Kentucky

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

    BigJim5021 Zealot (581) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    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 Poo-Bah (1,651) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    If you need something from DFH let me know.
    I am always looking to trade for Surly
    jcos and JohnSnowNW like this.
  35. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (265) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Theres still liquor stores here with Dogfishhead signs on the window that they never bothered to take down.
    AlexFields likes this.
  36. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

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

    bcostner1 Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2010 Tennessee

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

    antzman Aspirant (208) Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    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.
    BrettHead likes this.
  39. Pegli

    Pegli Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2006 Rhode Island

    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.
    ShogoKawada likes this.
  40. Pegli

    Pegli Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2006 Rhode Island

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