DinkelAcker Beer Returns to America!

Three years ago, I conveyed the sad tidings that my favorite pilsner beer would no longer be exported from Germany to the United States.  Fellow DinkelAcker enthusiast Jon Notz alerted me earlier this week that he had learned that DA would soon commence exporting again to the U.S.  An email from DA’s export director, Christian Liess, confirmed that they would soon shipping their great beer back to this side of the ocean.   The imports will be handled by S&H Independent Premium Brands (shbrands.com) – so if your local beer supply doesn’t begin stocking DA within a few months, you know where to elbow.

Take a look at that beer advertisement at the top of this blog entry. Doesn’t it simply radiate wholesomeness?


21 Responses to DinkelAcker Beer Returns to America!

  1. Ken K January 5, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    How much does a six pack of Dinkelacker cost in your neck of the woods Jim?

  2. Jim January 5, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Ken, I haven’t been able to buy a six of DA since 2009. If memory serves, the price was around $7.99/a 6, or @ $30 a case.

    I would hope they would re-enter the market around the same price points. There have been some good new beers that have arrived since 2009 that DA will be competing with.

    Flensburger Pils is another excellent German pils – but it tends to be priced well above prevailing prices for good beer and hasn’t sold very well.

  3. Jon January 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    So glad to see that they have made the switch to amber colored bottles. That was a smart move on their part. Shows that they care more about quality than appearance.

    And btw Jim, that’s about what I remember the price being also. I had the same concern as well, that maybe the price would skyrocket now. I can’t see DA doing that, not so sure about the distributor tho. Either way, I’m just sooo happy it’s gonna be back on the shelves once again–where it belongs!

  4. Jon January 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Has anyone tried any of the other DA offerings? The only other one I’ve tried is DA Dark, which is a Munich Dunkel. It is fabulous as well.

  5. Mike February 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    This is the best news I have heard in years.

  6. john malloy March 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    does any one know how to get a hold of tommy steinman the son of deiter who was the first importer of DA

  7. Jimmy April 20, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Or maybe not? Seems that there has been some difficulty distributing this…many stores I have checked with planned to pick it up again, but dropped it shortly thereafter in February. Does anyone know whether this was just a hitch in getting things rolling again, or more of a permanent issue? I had some difficulty with S&H’s website and haven’t heard back from the email I sent.

  8. Peter Maassmann May 25, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Decresente Distributors number 1 Dinkel Acker account in upstate NY is picking up right where we left off 3 years ago!! Have gone through 13 barrels in just the first 5 weeks of being open! By far the best tasting pilsner for those with a “taste for good beer”!!! “Happy Days are Here Again”!!

    Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club – Round Top, NY

  9. Mary Loftis June 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Just how does one in Michigan buy some of this beer? And does anybody know the history of it? Curious minds in Grand Rapids MI! Thanks!

  10. Ken July 22, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Decresente Distributors is located right near me and that’s all fine and dandy, but they are only carrying the Pilsner in 50 litre barrels…no bottles.

  11. joan clifford July 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Da is a great beer. Used to get in ny by the keg. I own a whole set of da beer glasses. Very fine glasses. Can’t buy it in Florida though. ANYBODY KNOW WHO SELLS IT HERE ON THE EAST COAST?

    • Greg Sheehan September 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

      Hi Joan, do you know what coupler system Da uses for the kegerater? Regards,GW

  12. T.G. Fisher August 13, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I too searched in vain for my favorite dunkel bier, DinkelAcker. It ranks right up there with Wurzburger Dunkel zum fass and the great darks from Andechs. I will be looking for it again now, even though I brew my own dark beer at home.

  13. Bert September 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    The beer is on tap at Paddy’ Loft in Massapeqa, NY. Delicious.

  14. Greg Sheehan September 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I’m celebrating the return of Dinkelacker beer by purchasing a kegerater. Does anyone happen to know what couplersystem is used for these kegs? GW

  15. Donna McAllister October 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Back up the beer truck! My husband just found an ad in the Philadelphia Bar scene Magazine NOW? Anyone know where this can be consumed? I can’t count how many kegs of Dark we had in our beer meister and even had a keg at our wedding in 1984. Dieter Steinmann was the last imported we knew of ans spoke to him directly in New York on numerous occasions back then when it became difficult to find and import taxes went out of control. We haven’t had DA in tap in decades. We did find bottles a while back. We have at least one tap handle, a sign or 2 and the special fixture for hooking it up still. HELP! We’d love to Drink a Dink on tap!!!

  16. Phil October 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Back in the so called “Cold War” days (1951-1953) when I was stationed in the Rheinland Pfalz, we drank
    DinkelAcker Silber Pils. Do they still brew that one?

    • Jim October 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

      Maybe their standard Pils is the equivalent of the Silber Pils? I wasn’t drinking in the 1950s (or even the 1960s) – so I couldn’t vouch either way.

  17. Dave January 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    OK, in the Pittsburgh area we have Giant Eagle markets carrying the .5L cans for $2.89 each. A bit pricey but I’m willing to pay it to avoid ‘Canadian sourced’ imports. You know who you are……….

    Haven’t had DA on tap in quite some time, a local German restaurant used to carry it.

  18. B GArdner February 14, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    Loved Dink back in the day (1955 – 1957) when I was stationed in Germany near Stuttgart. Glad to experience the taste again,


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