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Old 03-31-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Why doesn't Maryland allow the import of Russian River brewery items? Anyone?



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Old 03-31-2011, 03:45 AM   #2
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Why doesn't Maryland allow the import of Russian River brewery items? Anyone?
Is it that they don't allow it or is that RR just doesn't distribute to MD? They don't distribute many places east of the Mississippi.


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Old 03-31-2011, 04:04 AM   #3
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You can only find RR in Phila. Next, Denver. Keep going west after that. It's a Vinnie Cilurzo decision. They are satisfied with their local market I guess.

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:28 AM   #4
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Perhaps it is also a production limited decision? The West Coast is a huge market!

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Maybe a huge market, but I think some of us east coasters might be most beneficial for RR. I think it digs deeper than the market. Because many west coast brewers distribute in MD. Hmmmmmmm will we ever know?

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Old 04-01-2011, 04:18 AM   #6
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I do know that I can go to Philly to find RR but it's about an hour and thirty minutes away from me.

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Old 04-01-2011, 04:33 AM   #7
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my local whole foods gets 6 (maybe 7, can't remember) cases of Pliny for the whole month. That's the most that RR will let him order. It sells out in about 3 days. I think RR is having trouble keeping up with demand. The buyer at Whole Foods was telling me that RR was concerned because they didn't want beer sitting on the shelves since it's supposed to be drunk fresh, but I call BS on that. If he was that concerned he wouldn't ship it out of state at all.

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Old 05-07-2011, 09:37 PM   #8
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According to RR on The Sunday Session, they don't ship far because they can't guarantee the condition of the beer. They will only ship their more delicate hoppy beers to areas where they know for a fact the distributor is taking good care of the beer. I believe he said that he only ships kegged beer to PA and Pliny wasn't one of them.

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ok, maybe the buyer at whole foods was right then. The more I read it seems to line up with that, but I was surprised that it'd ship to the east coast if I'm having a hard time getting it an hour away from the brewery.

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Old 05-08-2011, 02:14 AM   #10
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I believe they insist that their beers be cold during the entire delivery process. At least you have a small chance of getting it. Unless someone feels sorry for me or I fly to Cali, I won't be having it EVER I think they have taken a few steps to up production but it seems that they are constantly struggling to meet current demand. I'm sure they won't be distributing here in Texas anytime soon.



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