Indiana beer distribution question

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by shirtless_mike, Dec 19, 2013.

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  1. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (510) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    I know Green Flash, Crooked Stave, Oskar Blues and a few others have finally made their way to Indy but i was wondering if and when we might be seeing brews from Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Deschutes, Firestone Walker, etc..

    Sucks that most of our surrounding states get beers from these guys but we're passed over. I figure AlAsher or some other Hoosiers might have some insight
  2. AstronautMikeDexter

    AstronautMikeDexter Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Indiana

    I've heard we're supposed to be getting Lagunitas here within the next few months. As far as the others, no idea.

    Dogfish head is also making it's way back into the Indiana market.
  3. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (510) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    I'm not a big Dogfish fan but I did buy Indian Brown Ale and Burton Baton when they were last in Indy. good to hear about Lagunitas. i figured we should see their beers start filtering in once the Chicago brewery was up and running. i really wanna try Sucks.
  4. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    I would except to see all of those guys in the next 2 years.
  5. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    As soon as the Chicago Lagunitas plant starts producing, you guys should see distribution from them. Or shortly thereafter.
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  6. antzman

    antzman Aspirant (208) Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    Lagunitas and Deschutes are the only two on your list that I've heard rumblings of. Deschutes is moving into Ohio and Kentucky very shortly, if they are not already there, and I've heard that Indiana was next on that list. I've heard the same for Lagunitas once they get their new facility up and running.

    Still waiting to hear who's getting Dogfish Head. They said they would name a distributor by the end of the year, so they do still have 11 days. Nothing is scheduled to be released to us this year, so hopefully we'll see them in January or February.
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  7. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (385) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    IN Beverage will be distributing Dogfish Head in northern IN. Lagunitas will not begin to distribute in IN until the Chicago brewery opens.
  8. psykosis

    psykosis Aspirant (268) May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    Lagunitas would be nice, and I'd love to see FW here. Ballast Point would be nice too, as I'd love to have cans of Sculpin on hand...
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  9. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (510) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    what about Great Lakes?
  10. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Great Lakes is already distributed to northern Indiana.
  11. shirtless_mike

    shirtless_mike Zealot (510) Aug 4, 2010 Indiana
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    we need them down here in the Indy area. we had them a few years ago. i get tired of having to drive to Cincy for Dortmunder Gold
  12. kjschell

    kjschell Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2009 Michigan

    Bear Republic is stopping brewing operations temporarily, if they haven't already. At least that's what one of my sales reps tells me here in Chicago -- though it may just be that they're pulling out of midwest distribution for a time.
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