Dogfish Head Opens Oklahoma

Dogfish Head, the 14th largest U.S. craft brewing company according to trade group the Brewers Association (BA), has officially added another territory to its growing distribution footprint.

The Delaware-based craft brewery said Monday that it would begin shipping its full portfolio of beers to Oklahoma this month, confirming a mid-April report from Tulsa World.

As previously reported, Dogfish has signed an agreement with Oklahoma Beer Imports LLC for statewide coverage.

“The Midwestern states are among the fastest growing craft beer markets and we’re pumped that our lineup of beers will be available for Oklahoma folks to enjoy,” brewery founder and CEO Sam Calagione said via a press release. “We also have our brand new canning line cranking out beer and enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well stocked with our well-differentiated family of beers.”

Following the move into Oklahoma, Dogfish Head now has distribution in 37 states as well as Washington, D.C.

Last month, the brewery expanded into West Virginia and Kansas. And earlier this year, Dogfish announced expansions into New Mexico, Minnesota, Missouri and Alabama.

According to a press release, core offerings — 90 Minute IPA, Namaste White, Indian Brown, 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Flesh & Blood IPA, Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, Midas Touch – as well as seasonal and specialty releases will be available throughout the year.

Dogfish Head produced approximately 234,000 barrels of beer in 2016, according to BA records.

Calagione recently won the Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional award from the prestigious James Beard Foundation, and the company also opened its recently renovated Rehoboth Beach brewpub.