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Dogfish Head Up 16% Year-To-Date, Eyes 233,000 Barrels For Full Year

July 11, 2014

Delaware craft brewer Dogfish Head has posted a robust set of numbers for the first half of 2014, with volume up 16% and on pace to reach the brewery’s target of 233,000 barrels for the full year. In a note to wholesalers obtained by SND, Dogfish Head said its IPA portfolio—including 60 Minute (up around 15%), 90 Minute (up nearly 30%) and 120 Minute (which doubled)—continues to drive growth, and now accounts for 84% of its overall business.

Also part of the IPA stable, which was up 20% in total over the first half, is beer-wine hybrid Sixty-One, which adds Syrah grape must from California to Dogfish’s 60 Minute IPA. The 6.5%-abv brew, which launched in January 2013, is up 53% year-to-date and is “bringing a whole new consumer to craft,” according to the company. Among other Dogfish Head core beers, Namaste, a 4.8%-abv witbier launched in 2009, is up exponentially in its first year of switching from 750-ml. bottles to six-packs, and is quickly gaining in importance within the portfolio.

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