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No! Dogfish Head pulling out of RI

on 12/03/11 at 10:35 am


Everyone who enjoys good beer knows that Dogfish Head has been growing like gangbusters over the past few years. The Delaware brewer’s 60 Minute IPA is one of the most popular — and one of the best — India pale ales on the market. In fact, the company doesn’t make a mediocre beer; Squall, Burton Baton, 90 Minute IPA, and Palo Santo Marron are among the finest ales made in this country. Dogfish Head’s popularity surged last year when the Discovery Channel aired “Brew Masters,” a series about craft beer starring Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. After Discovery aired an episode about Dogfish Head’s new imperial stout, Bitches Brew, there was a run on liquor stores, and the beer — which retails for around $15 per 22-ounce bottle — quickly sold out.

But it seems all the attention and growth has caused a problem for Dogfish Head: The company can’t keep up with the demand. Consequently, the brewer is pulling out of four of the 30 states where it distributes its beer. Soon, Dogfish Head brews will be unavailable in Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, and — gulp — Rhode Island.

{Full story via boston.com}

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