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Dogfish Survives Hurricane, Loses Power

Dogfish Head (and Evolution Brewing) fall right into the path of Hurricane Irene’s path as she heads northeast.  The brewery tweeted early this AM that the brewery is fine, but there was a loss of power .


Bye, bye #Irene ! Brewery looks good externally. We did lose power for a few hours (which means temp controls for the tanks). Won’t know for a bit if any beer was affected. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in downtown Rehoboth Beach will remain closed today. Thanks to all who’ve been asking – cheers!

Highly unlikely that a few hours of power loss & temperature control would affect fermenting beer to the point it couldn’t be sold.  Time will tell.

No word on the state of Evolution Brewing.  Breweries up through Delaware and Philadelphia including Iron Hill Brewing (Media & Wilmington, DE power outages), Nodding Head (Opens at 12pm), Yards, Philadelphia Brewing weathered the storm just fine (according to Philly twitter friends.)

Brewery founder Sam Calagione appeared VIA Skype on MSNBC, chatting about hurricane preps.  Currently searching for a line.

UPDATE: Victory Brewing loses power, closes the pub/ brewing operations until power returns. (hopefully by dinner)  Harpoon Brewing is closed, as a state of emergency is declared in Massachusetts.  I’m sure the same goes for Boston Beer Company.

UPDATE: Dogfish Brewpub opens at 12 noon on Monday, 8/29

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