Starting this month, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will begin selling its beer in Louisiana, extending its footprint to 38 states and Washington, D.C.
The Delaware craft brewery will begin shipping beer to Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans this month, while deliveries to the northern half of the state are slated to begin in February.
“We’re excited to ship our off-centered beers to Dogfish fans in Louisiana and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and distributor partners in the state,” Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione said in a press release. “We have our canning and bottling lines pumping out a ton of beer and enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well stocked with our off-centered, well-differentiated family of beers for years to come.”
Dogfish Head is partnering with Crescent Crown Distributing, Eagle Distributing, Choice Distributing and Venture Distributing for statewide distribution of its full portfolio of beers, including 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale and Flesh & Blood IPA, among others. The company will also allocate limited quantities of specialty release beers and other rare releases to the state throughout the year.
Dogfish Head grew portfolio-wide sales by nearly 20 percent in 2017, thanks in part to opening seven new markets — West Virginia, Kansas, New Mexico, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Alabama.
Those new territories accounted for about 30 percent of the Dogfish Head’s new growth in 2017, Calagione shared during a panel discussion at the Beer Marketer’s Insights conference last November. New offerings such as SeaQuench Ale and Flesh & Blood, as well as the introduction of can packages, also helped fuel the company’s growth, he added.
For 2018, Dogfish Head has already announced plans for collaboration beer, Dragons & YumYums tart pale ale, with the Flaming Lips.
More details on Dogfish Head’s expansion into Louisiana are included in the press release below.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Expands Distribution to Louisiana
Off-Centered Beer Headed to the Bayou State
Milton, Del., January 3, 2018 –Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is delighted to announce they’ll begin shipping their collection of off-centered beers to the great state of Louisiana in early 2018. Consumers can look for Dogfish on taps and shelves beginning early January in the southern regions of Louisiana, including the metro areas of Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Folks in the northern half of Louisiana can expect to find Dogfish Head beers in February. The Delaware craft brewer partnered with Crescent Crown Distributing, Eagle Distributing, Choice Distributing and Venture Distributing to deliver Dogfish Head’s full portfolio of flavorful goodness throughout the state bringing their total market distribution to 38 states and Washington D.C.
Consistently committed to delivering off-centered goodness to their fans, Dogfish Head strategized to establish the ideal groundwork for a successful, forward-looking growth plan for Louisiana and beyond. They tripled the size of the sales team to assist in managing the growing chain business and to further support its current distribution partners from coast-to-coast. Along with their inventive and diverse portfolio of craft beers, Dogfish also redesigned all beer packaging and artwork, introduced cans, announced their 2018 artist collaboration with Marq Spusta for the Off-Centered Art Series, and recently unveiled a band collaboration ale with American indie rock darlings, The Flaming Lips.
“We’re excited to ship our off-centered beers to Dogfish fans in Louisiana and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers, and distributor partners in the state,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “We have our canning and bottling lines pumping out a ton of beer and enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well stocked with our off-centered, well-differentiated family of beers for years to come,” says Calagione.
Dogfish fans in Louisiana can expect to enjoy a full line-up of iconic, fan-favorite brews, including 90 Minute IPA, Namaste White, Indian Brown, 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Lupu-Luau IPA, Flesh & Blood IPA, Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, Midas Touch, and seasonal releases. Limited quantities of specialty beers and occasional rarities will also be available throughout the year. For information on where to find delicious Dogfish Head beers and off-centered events celebrating the launch, fans are encouraged to visit www.dogfish.com.
Dogfish Head Brews and Louisiana Chews!
For those that enjoy a bite with their Dogfish Head beers, the brewery suggests pairing delicious off-centered pints with classic Louisiana fare.
If you’re tired of coffee and donuts, mix things up with Beignets and Namaste White. The slight spiciness from the peppercorns and the subtle tartness of the lemongrass introduce a nice counterbalance to the sweetness of these classic donuts.
SeaQuench Ale is an excellent choice for seafood pairings and is especially tasty with Shrimp and Grits. The subtle salt, black limes and lime juice in SeaQuench will complement the seasonings used, while the light and tart body counterbalances the richness of the cheese and bacon typically present.
90 Minute IPA is the perfect pairing for Gumbo – a rich and spicy soup. The bold hops complement the spiciness of this dish, while the slightly sweet malt backbone rounds out the flavors through the finish.
Grab the classic 60 Minute IPA to pair with Jambalaya! The assertive West Coast hops used in this IPA are a perfect balance to the spicy Andouille sausage and peppers used in the entrée, and the crisp body of this beer provides a refreshing finish.
For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and off-centered ales, visit dogfish.com.
About Dogfish Head
Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American craft brewery 22 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and theJames Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 250+ coworker company based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and food truck. Dogfish Head supports the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 38 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit www.dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.