Written by Jennifer McDermott for theday.com
Dogfish Head fans in Rhode Island will have to cross the border to enjoy their favorite brews.
The brewery just announced that it is pulling out of Rhode Island, Tennessee, Indiana and Wisconsin, along with the U.K. and Canada, because the beer is in too high demand and the loyal “off-centered beer enthusiasts” are complaining that they cannot find Dogfish Head near them.
“Having demand so far in front of our supply has gotten a point where we need to make some changes, as we are not even close to meet the requests from our fantastic distributors,” owner Sam Calagione wrote in a post on the brewery’s website. “This is frustrating to them and to our retailers and to you, the Dogfish drinker.”
Demand for their brands has made the Dogfish Head the fastest growing brewery in America, Calagione said.
“So it is bittersweet for us to announce that we are pulling out of, or limiting some of our core beers from, a number of states. Yes, this sucks,” Calagione wrote. “The glass-half-full view is that we, and a handful of other U.S. craft breweries making similar moves, have to do this because your numbers the number of U.S. drinkers buying and enjoying craft beer are growing so quickly!”