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Bell's Hopslam (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Bell's and apparently Holiday as well.
  2. neeko530

    neeko530 Zealot (95) Indiana Oct 17, 2012

    i've got 40 cases coming in tomorrow!!!!
  3. BMitch

    BMitch Savant (285) Virginia Jul 10, 2012 Verified

    Along with what the other guys recommended, the various Total Wine locations (McLean, Sterling, Chantilly, etc.) will have it. Just make sure to ask for it at the front counter since they don't put it on the shelves. Price last year was $22/6 and frankly worth every freakin penny!
  4. avalonct

    avalonct Aficionado (225) Michigan Oct 11, 2012

  5. avalonct

    avalonct Aficionado (225) Michigan Oct 11, 2012

    Where is holiday?
  6. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

  7. avalonct

    avalonct Aficionado (225) Michigan Oct 11, 2012

  8. neeko530

    neeko530 Zealot (95) Indiana Oct 17, 2012

    near northside of indianapolis. broad ripple
  9. neeko530

    neeko530 Zealot (95) Indiana Oct 17, 2012

    It is over rated though
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  10. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (770) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Verified

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  11. Nice avatar
  12. Wow. So excited. So glad this is an annual release of somewhat limited proportions. Wallet, waistline, and wife probably couldn't stand year-round availability.
    Enjoy this one and Cheers!
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  13. TomAnderson

    TomAnderson Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013

    Had this once, and it was amazing. That is saying a lot cuz i live in LA LOL.
  14. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Aficionado (170) Michigan Nov 26, 2010

    what the f..k are you talkin about man...oh u ready to talk sh.. brah...;)
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  15. In a previous post, you asked about keeping the hoppiness? and you got a to the point response. Keep it in the fridge. In the dark. Also drink it fresh, now, yesterday.
  16. anyone know if hopslam hit the philly area yet?
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  17. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (310) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    On the previous page of this thread someone outlined the shipping schedule...

    "Hopslam will start shipping to areas in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio the week of Jan. 7.

    It will begin shipping to Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri and Arizona the week of Jan. 14.

    It will then start shipping to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Kentucky and Pennsylvania the week of Jan. 21.

    Keep in mind, availability will also depend on delivery and trucking schedules, so please be patient with your local bars, restaurants and retailers."
  18. $13.99 a six in Warren, MI at Champagnes. It will be gone soon, though.
  19. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    thats gotta be BS
  20. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    I knew I should've waited until I got home. These guys are 5-10 minutes from my house. I picked a sixer up at Forest Hills Foods near my work for $16.80/$2.79 a bottle.

    And yes, Riverside is a pretty great place.
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  21. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (440) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    I love the spices they used this year!;)
  22. biga7346

    biga7346 Savant (265) Michigan Jun 19, 2010

    No, I remember they did something similar last year, Champanes put it out pretty cheap and their 100 cases or something like that was gone in a matter of days, i belive there was a 2-case limit.
  23. No BS. One case limit. I was shocked, too. I have not heard other prices, but no where will have it that ridiculously cheap.
  24. joshbrink

    joshbrink Initiate (0) Alabama Jan 9, 2012

    Had quite a few glasses off draft the day it came out last year, later found it in the nook in huntsville Al a few weeks later, couldn't believe they still had some! Hopslam quickly became a favorite of mine.
  25. Tee2Grn

    Tee2Grn Advocate (505) Michigan Nov 6, 2012 Verified

    $62 a case at Holiday or $16.99 sixer
  26. MortarPestle

    MortarPestle Savant (335) Indiana Dec 7, 2008 Verified

    I picked up a 6-pack today here in Indiana, they had about 20 cases on the floor (no pictures allowed). There were three of us in line, all buying some Hopslam.
  27. It's true. Hopslam loses its hoppiness within hours of leaving the brewery. You pretty much have to drink it straight from the tank to truly experience all the glory that is Hopslam.
  28. Clearly you are new around here.
  29. Hillers has a whole pallet
  30. nfc2469

    nfc2469 Aficionado (140) Michigan Jun 26, 2009

    Buschs too 15.99 a sixer
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  31. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (770) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Verified

    They are just a class act. Such a small place, and I have never had such great customer service!
    Enjoy the slam! :) Oh yeah, and for the record, I called for a price check in the morning and they said it was going to be 16.99 and I was kinda bummed... Then when I got there it rang up at 15.99 a sixer. The guy at the counter said that Roger lowered the price a few mins before I got there. Perfect!
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  32. hansokl

    hansokl Aspirant (30) Georgia Jan 10, 2013

    Anyone have details on when some will make it's way to Atlanta?
  33. Yeah, it took a while to convince myself to sign up and read these hilarious yet enlightening posts?
  34. scraff

    scraff Savant (290) Maryland Apr 18, 2003

    I can't wait to pay $26 a six in DC. Effin Criminals! Anyway, I hope it's hoppier than last year. No SN Celebration jokes. I just thought it was too honey sweet...
  35. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (310) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    Still waiting for it to arrive in Ohio, I've been told next Friday the 18th
  36. They definitely made a decent amount more this year. Many places are getting a lot of cases. Great for more people to try it
  37. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    For those that are curious, I picked up my first six pack yesterday and had one last night.

    It was disgusting.

    HAHAHAHA </jokes>

    It was pretty goddamn delicious. Certainly worthy of it's reputation. Everything was so balanced between the hops, malts, and the subtle sweetness of the honey. I forget whoever said on here it's not as much of a hop-punch-in-the-teeth as something like Ruination, but makes up for it in balance. They were dead on. My only internal debate right now is if I like this more, less, or the same as Burton Baton, which was my current reigning DIPA Champion. I might have to pick one up and do a side by side, and inadvertently get smashed in the process. For science, of course.
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  38. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (310) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    Anyone ever try DFH 90 Minute and Flying Dog Double Dog side by side? They are very similar! Both delicous if you like the "hop bombs".
  39. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,215) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member Verified

    This just shows how everyone's taste is different. I don't think hopslam is at all similar to either beer (I found both beers to be overly sweet and boozy, something I never notice with hopslam, despite the amount of honey used in the recipe). Also, while I agree Double Dog is an absolute hopbomb, I find 90 minutes to be very tame.

    Shrug. I wish to God I found these beers to be similar to Hopslam, as both are far, far easier to find and considerably cheaper as well.
  40. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,215) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member Verified

    Yes they do (6 packs). Your best bet is to try to find them at Wegman's or Wholefoods, if you just want a single 6 pack (Pa. is a "by the case" state if you buy from a distributor). There are bottle shops that will also carry it, but you will pay a premium at those places.

    Last year the price at Wegmans was $19 a 6 pack, including tax. Good luck.
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