In 2011, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery made the tough decision to stop distributing beer in Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
“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,” the brewery explained last year in a blog.
But now, two years later, Dogfish Head is excited to announce that it has grown brewing capacity to once again distribute beer in those four states. Last week, Dogfish Head announced it was starting a soft roll-out into Tennessee with Memphis and Chattanooga, with its eyes on filling out the rest of the state in the coming months.
Our trucks bound for Tennessee are leaving Delaware this week. Beer should be appearing on shelves and taps in Memphis & Chattanooga (and the Fish Finder) over the next few weeks.
“We did a ton of research before moving forward to come back to Tennessee,” says Dogfish Head Founder and President Sam Calagione on the brewery’s blog. “We wanted to make sure we had the right partners, and I’m excited that we’ll be working with Bud of Memphis and Carter Distributing in Chattanooga.”
Dogfish Head is also now back in Rhode Island and parts of Indiana and Wisconsin.