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Hopslam in DC/NOVA

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by InfinityonTrial, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. In nail-biting anticipation.
     
  2. Howlader

    Howlader Advocate (510) Alberta (Canada) May 1, 2010 Verified

    I remember last year, the Tenleytown Whole Foods had it several days after the P Street location sold out
     
  3. dctriman

    dctriman Savant (295) Virginia May 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm sure it will be soon. My friend in K-zoo just shipped me my first 6-pack, which I am sure will be cracked open by 8 tonight.
     
  4. I just spoke with Total Wine in Fredericksburg and they are saying two more weeks. Anybody in NOVA, DC, or MD hearing any sooner?
     
  5. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (640) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    Talked to the guy at Magruder's today. He said it could hit DC as soon as early next week.
     
  6. I stopped into Connecticut Ave last night. Al said he was expecting it sometime next week.
     
  7. There is no :dance: emoticon.
     
  8. BKArmstrong

    BKArmstrong Savant (315) District of Columbia Jan 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    Hopslam is hitting Whole Foods in Arlington tomorrow. 1 sixer per customer. Will be located behind the cafe.

    Also as you probably already know, it will be at Churchkey on draft tomorrow after they open at 4pm.
     
  9. Arrowine will have tomorrow as well, per their FB page.
     
  10. Allsmoke

    Allsmoke Aficionado (175) Virginia Aug 11, 2007

    Arrowine just got theirs, 25 cases

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  11. Allsmoke

    Allsmoke Aficionado (175) Virginia Aug 11, 2007

    Holy crap, Arrowine already down to their last case and a half from 25 this morning

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  12. Stopped by Bells Wine on M on the way to work and they had some. $30. I passed.
     
  13. Yeah Arrowine had a case and a half left when I left at noon.

    Wish I had more money to actually buy a case.
     
  14. Sold out at Arrowine about an hour ago!

    Picked some up at Whole Foods Arlington while at lunch. $19.99. 1 six pack per person so should last a little longer.
     
  15. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,300) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified

    It kills me how the first appearance of this beer in dc area flys out of the shelves, then the second shipment comes out again and it will just sit there for weeks..
     
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  16. Is this released only as one batch, or do they brew a couple batches per release? I'm just figuring if it's one batch all bottled around the 15th a second shipment is going to be at least a month old by the time it gets here.
     
  17. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,300) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Verified

    They make a 2nd batch i believe
     
  18. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (640) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    I just picked up a 6 pack at Magruders, $22.99, 2 6-pack limit.
     
  19. I stopped at Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon) at about 6:00, and they had at least 12 cases left.
     
  20. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Savant (365) Virginia Jan 28, 2012

    Last year I purchased sixers from 2 different shipments, they were not bottled on the same day (I believe ~2 weeks apart)...this was in NoVA, fwiw.
     
  21. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (640) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    On my lunch break, I just saw a guy come out of the Yes Organic Market on 14th and V with 4 cases of Hopslam. I commented on it, and he said "It's all they had."
     
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  22. C20Percent

    C20Percent Savant (335) Virginia Aug 24, 2011

    I guess I'll stop by Vienna Whole Foods after work -- see if they have any.
     
  23. My wife said that the Whole Foods in Alexandria has about 10 cases as of a few minutes ago.
     
  24. Still a few cases left as of a couple hours ago. Same price and limit.
     
  25. rhefter

    rhefter Aficionado (180) Virginia Nov 10, 2009

    TW Springfield got it in, $21.99. Also got a ton of Nugget Nectar in, wasn't expecting that.
     
  26. Did they have any limit on it? TW in Fredericksburg told me they weren't going to limit it so I'm a bit nervous any will be left in the evening after work.
     
  27. rhefter

    rhefter Aficionado (180) Virginia Nov 10, 2009

    1 six pack per person.
     
  28. Nice, hopefully the store here follows suit. They sold out of Enjoy By with the quickness.
     
  29. Total Wine in Sterling has it on the floor. It is going fast though. No limit at this time.
     
  30. BMitch

    BMitch Savant (285) Virginia Jul 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Wow really? That's pretty wild they would actually put it out instead of behind the counter. Sure it's gone by now, glad my brother already scored us a couple sixers from WF.

    Any sign of Nugget Nectar yet at TW Sterling?
     
  31. C20Percent

    C20Percent Savant (335) Virginia Aug 24, 2011

    I got there at 7PM. It was a two six pack limit at that point. They had about five and a half cases left. They had tons of NN.
     
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  32. cp45

    cp45 Advocate (530) New Jersey Nov 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    TW Chantilly has it with a one 6 pack limit around $22...
     
  33. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Savant (365) Virginia Jan 28, 2012

    There was quite a bit (maybe 10 cases or so on the floor) of it at TW Fairfax last night as of ~8:30pm, 1 sixer per customer @ $21.99 each, bottled 1/15/13. They also had a bunch of super fresh NN, bottled 1/25/13.
     
  34. Rocklaunch

    Rocklaunch Zealot (90) Virginia Nov 9, 2007

    got mine at whole foods fair lakes yesterday, its gone now tho
     
  35. C20Percent

    C20Percent Savant (335) Virginia Aug 24, 2011

    If anybody is still looking, the Whole Foods in Reston is scheduled to get about 20 cases of it tomorrow. Limit one 6 pack per person.
     
  36. BradStokley

    BradStokley Savant (450) Maryland Jan 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    Don't waste your money on this stuff. Sucks > Tasmanian > Hopslam.
     
  37. Completely agree. I have to believe they've changed the recipe. This year's has barely any hop aroma and nothing hides the 10% ABV. So many readily available, MUCH better DIPA options, including locals.

    That said if you gotta have it, the Giant on Columbia Pike near Walter Reed Drive (South Arlington) had a stack of 20 cases on the floor for $19.99/sixer with no limit.
     
  38. And now I need to change my username... I picked it several years ago when this beer rocked my world. Disappointment now.
     
  39. Talking about Tasmanian, Rodman's has it on the shelves. It is fantastic!
     
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  40. brennser

    brennser Aficionado (195) District of Columbia Feb 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    There are several complaints from DC folks in the broader Hopslam thread - I had my firs 2013 one today and hugely disappointed - having had this beer for the past 4/5 years this was by far the worst batch i've tasted - no hops at all - could we have a bad batch?