Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dogfish Head Tasting at Oblio’s

In 2011, Dogfish Head handed Wisconsin a Dear John letter saying the brewery just couldn’t keep up with demand. And that was the end of Dogfish Head being distributed in Wisconsin for the next couple years. In the meantime, the Delaware brewery launched a massive expansion that will eventually enable it to produce close to a half million barrels annually. And now they’re back.

On Tuesday, trucks full of DFH beer left Delaware bound for Wisconsin. Next week some of that stash will be doled out at events in De Pere, La Crosse, Madison and...... Oshkosh. Yes, Oshkosh. Good to see they had the good sense to get us in on the first few swigs.

The Oshkosh tasting will take place at Oblio’s Lounge this coming Monday, December 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No word yet on what exactly they'll be pouring, but the event is free and they should have a decent selection of DFH product on hand. Shit, they even posted the Oshkosh event on the DFH website.

Lee Beverage has the distribution rights for DFH in our area, so it shouldn’t be too long before we start seeing the stuff show up on tap and in stores around here. But if your a lover of the DFH flagship beer, 60 Minute IPA, you’re still out of luck. That’s not among the beers Wisconsin will receive. Here’s what will be coming our way: 90 Minute IPA, Indian Brown Ale, Midas Touch, Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, Tweason’ale, 75 Minute IPA, Namaste, Hellhound On My Ale, Sah’Tea, Theobroma and Kvasir. Now if I could only pronounce half that stuff.

1 comment:

  1. I went to the Monroe liquor store for the first time yesterday, Not only did they have DFH, but they put Festival to shame on the beer selection. Picture if O'marro opened a liquor store. It was a fun trip indeed.