Dogfish Head in West Los Angeles?
- Moomin May 10, 2008 10:39 AM
So, about a month ago Dogfish Head beers should have started shipping to California after about four years without distribution. I've seen them on tap at Najas, and in Bevmo and Whole Foods in Orange County...
... But nothing closer to home in Santa Monica. Any sightings in the greater West Los Angeles area? The owner of Wine Expo theorized that Stone might be intentionally blocking distribution... but I doubt it.
I spotted Dogfish Head in four-packs at Beverage Warehouse yesterday. They had three different brews: an IPA - I can't recall which one (I'm not partial to IPAs), Midas Touch Golden Elixer, and Indian Brown Ale. Prices were around $12 to $14 if I correctly recall... Almost picked up a pack Indian Brown Ale but opted for the Allagash Black Stout instead...
Last weekend, I had it at the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica. It was listed as a special and was on tap. Pure bliss :)
2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
West LA to downtown and up to Pasadena is coming on board the very first of next year. Contracts are being reviewed and will be signed soon.
The news from Claus is most encouraging, although I'm pleased to report that after being told yesterday at Red Carpet in Glendale that there was no progress and Dogfish has been "two weeks away" for months, I found (well, my wife spotted and I bought) 90-min IPA and Palo Santo from the Whole Foods in Glendale just this afternoon. It was as though the clouds parted and the heavens sang.
I've seen Midas Touch and an IPA consistently at the Whole Foods in Venice. I also saw some Midas Touch when I stopped by the SM Whole Foods.