Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is expanding its footprint into the Deep South through a partnership with Capital Distributing that will bring a full lineup of craft beers to customers in Mississippi.
The products will hit shelves in early September, bringing the Delaware-based company's total distribution network to 45 states.
In addition to offering new beers, Dogfish Head redesigned its artwork, revamped its packaging, and tripled the size of its sales team to further support its existing distribution partners across the nation.
"We're ecstatic to share our lineup of well-differentiated beers with Dogfish fans in Mississippi, and to begin great and long-lasting relationships with the state's beer drinkers, retailers and distributors," said Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head. "We have our canning and bottling lines pumping out a boatload of beer, and we've got enough brewing capacity to ensure we can keep retailers well stocked with our family of off-centered ales for years to come."
Beers available in Mississippi include 60 Minute IPA, Slightly Mighty, SeaQuench Ale and 90 Minute IPA, as well as a variety of seasonal releases, like Punkin Ale, 75 Minute IPA and The Perfect Disguise. Limited quantities of specialty brews and rarities may also be available throughout the year.
For local customers, Dogfish Head recommends these pairings with regional food options:
- Try 60 Minute IPA with hot tamales. The prominent citrus and pine-flavored hops in this classic IPA provide a beautiful complement to the spiced meat filling in the tamales.
- A staple of the south, po'boy sandwiches pair perfectly with Slightly Mighty. The beer's mellow and refreshing hop profile will not overpower the delicately-fried seafood that fills this sandwich. Plus, at just 95 calories* per can, Slightly Mighty is a great, guilt-free addition to a carb-heavy meal.
- Lastly, grab a SeaQuench Ale to sip alongside fried catfish. The beer's lime tartness and slightly salty finish make it the ideal partner for seafood of any kind "“ catfish is no exception.