(Milton, DE) – According to the press release below, Dogfish Head sent around 7,200 barrels out of 145,000 barrels or so to New Jersey in 2011. If Dogfish Head holds at 20% growth next year as it projects to and Hunterdon Distributors hits its projection of 50% growth over this year’s amount, we are looking at 10,800 barrels out of 174,000 being shipped to New Jersey in 2012 (subject to change!).
Hunterdon is excited to announce that Dogfish Head sales for the year 2011 have exceeded the 100,000 case equivalent mark. This year marks the first time in company history that Hunterdon has reached this tremendous goal with any of its suppliers.
In a company-wide memo on December 20, 2011, Hunterdon co-founder Dave Masterson wrote, “Yesterday marked the historic day that the record-breaking case of Dogfish Head was delivered into the market. We would like to congratulate and thank everyone at Hunterdon and at Dogfish Head for their hard work, passion and enthusiasm with reaching this extraordinary milestone. We are very proud to represent Dogfish Head for the state of New Jersey and look forward to selling 150,000 case equivalents in 2012.”
Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione also gave a statement regarding this exciting news. “This is a huge milestone. I still remember the day I rowed the first six-pack to New Jersey and three people showed up to greet me. I’m pretty sure those three people were our only loyal customers for the first few years. Mike Short used to say that Dogfish and Hunterdon were in a race to go bankrupt as we unloaded my three-pallet delivery truck by hand because the fork lift was busted once again. But slowly and surely, Dogfish and Hunterdon grew our collective business in New Jersey. It took a lot of hard work by a lot of passionate people, but we made it happen together and I am very proud. Thanks for all the support!”
Hunterdon has been distributing Dogfish Head’s “off-centered ales” in New Jersey since 1998. They are the fifth distributor nationwide to have achieved this significant goal for the brewery.
About Hunterdon Distributors
Hunterdon was founded in 1996 and has grown steadily over the years into a company with sixty full-time employees. Hunterdon has raised the bar for craft beverage availability and selection in the state by providing the most diverse and sought-after portfolio the market has to offer. The company currently represents over fifty domestic craft brands, hundreds of imports and a unique line of micro-distilled spirits, sakes, ciders and meads. Owners Mike Short and Dave Masterson continue to focus on bringing quality products to the New Jersey consumer.