Here is a list of changes in distribution among craft breweries that have taken place over the last few months or so (or will be taking place soon). This is NOT a complete list by any stretch of the imagination. If you know of other official moves or talk of moves, leave a comment with a link to the source or get in touch with me at beersage -at- gmail -dot- com. I will do my best to get information from the breweries and/or distributors and follow up here.
Update I: Over 60 “changes” logged here now…keep them coming.
Update II: Please see retractions regarding Left Hand…
Update III: Now at over 80 changes logged. Added in changes for Avery Brewing, New Belgium (which I had forgotten about) and caved to adding Stone’s pullout from WI…also added +/- to help indicate which states are getting hit the hardest (partial changes equal .5).
Winning so far is Missouri with +5.5 and losing is Indiana and Rhode Island with -3.
Alaska / -2 / Out: Great Divide Brewing, Left Hand Brewing
Arizona / -1 / Out: Avery Brewing
Arkansas / -0.5 / Out: Avery Brewing (Eastern Arkansas only)
California / +2.5 / In: Hangar 24 (Southern CA: Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties), Nebraska Brewing (Southern CA), The Bruery (Northern CA), Uinta Brewing; Out: Avery Brewing (Northern CA: Bay Area and Sacramento)
Colorado / +1 / In: Firestone Walker Brewing
Florida / -0.5 / Out: Avery Brewing (Central Florida only: Orlando area)
Idaho / +1 / In: Odell Brewing
Illinois / +1.5 / In: Boulevard Brewing (Chicago), Central Waters Brewing (Chicago only), Clown Shoes Beer (Chicago only?), Fifty Fifty Brewing (Chicago only? but not until December); Out: Great Divide Brewing (only partially)
Iowa / -1 / Out: Left Hand Brewing
Kansas / +1 / In: Green Flash Brewing (July per Craft Business Daily)
Kentucky / -1 / – Out: Great Divide Brewing
Louisiana – / +1 / In: Ommegang
Michigan / -1 / Out: Great Divide Brewing
Nebraska / -1 / – Out: Avery Brewing
Nevada / +0.5 / In: Trumer Berkeley (Reno)
New Mexico / -1 / In: Green Flash Brewing (summer-ish per Craft Business Daily); Out: Avery Brewing, Great Divide Brewing
Oklahoma / -1 / Out: Avery Brewing
South Dakota / +1 / – In: Deschutes Brewery
Tennessee / -1.5 / – In: Christian Moerlein Brewing; Out: Avery Brewing, Dogfish Head, Left Hand Brewing (Knoxville-area distributor only)
Washington / -1 / – Out: Allagash Brewing