I contacted Dinkel Acker’s German headquarters regarding the news that the beer would no longer be sold in the United States.
I received the following courteous email today from Dinkel Acker’s Export Director, Christian Liess:
It is indeed the case that our business partner in the USA discontinued the import of Dinkelacker into the USA and we are not planning to enter the market again for the time being.
Sorry about this. In case we start exporting again to the US market in the future, we will be pleased to let you know!
Ach Gott Du Lieber Himmel!, as they say in Stuttgart.
I don’t get the sense from his reply that Dinkel Acker is hellbent on re-entering the American market.
If there are other Dinkel Acker fans out there who want to encourage the company to find a way back into the American market, Mr. Liess’s email address is Christian.Liess@ds-kg.de
UPDATE – January 2013: DinkelAcker is coming back to America. Preliminary details here: