Dogfish Head Changes Distributors in Illinois
(Milton, DE) – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery announced that Breakthru Beverage Group, a leading distributor of the world’s top beer brands, will be their sole wholesaler throughout the entire state of Illinois, effective immediately.
“We’re excited about teaming up with longtime partner, Breakthru Beverage Group, a family-owned company that shares the same commitment to quality, world-class execution, community enrichment and teamwork as we do at Dogfish Head,” said Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “Breakthru has an incredible track record for impactful brand building in competitive markets in many different states and we feel confident that their deep and wide resources, and dynamic marketing strategies will mesh well with our adventurous beer portfolio and retail sales team throughout Illinois.” Dogfish Head grew beer sales 18% in 2017 based on the success of their High Five brands – 60 Minute IPA, 90 Minute Imperial IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Flesh & Blood IPA and Namaste White.
Danny Wirtz, Vice-Chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group commented, “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the Dogfish Head team and proud to represent their innovative portfolio of off-centered beer that reflects the care and quality of their brewing methods and their incredible company spirit.”
This transition is expected to be seamless and the availability of Dogfish Head’s entire portfolio will be uninterrupted throughout the state of Illinois. For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery visit dogfish.com.
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 the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 300+ 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 39 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.