When asked about distribution, Adkisson said that the brewery only plans to expand distribution up to 400 miles away. “That is all it is going to be and D.C. fits into that,” says Adkisson. D.C. would probably come in a year or so. The company somewhat recently completed an expansion, the highlight of which was the addition of a 48,000 square-foot production facility. He added later, “We are looking to do a lot more stuff out of the brewpub. That’s just starting to materialize.”
Adkisson shared some anecdotes about the brewery’s past Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout bottle releases. The bottles are sold at the brewery on one Saturday morning each February and then the brewery ships a limited amount to bottle shops in the local market.
For the 2012 release, which started at 8am, a guy from Washington started the line shortly after midnight. 22 states were represented last year, a bit down from prior years. They went through 2,000 bottles in three hours.
During the 2011 release, they had a guy from Oregon fly into the Greensboro airport at 11pm on Friday night, be the first in line, grab his bottles once the release started and fly back out at 9:30am on Saturday morning.
Adkisson did not share any details on upcoming releases.
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