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Iowa beer distro news

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Aficionado (210) Iowa Mar 22, 2013

    Yup...gone everywhere. Wondering what Des Moines allotment was. Tough to hear that some places had Sue for more than a few moments while Des Moines has truck chasers driving around the metro on a Monday afternoon.
  2. Berg77

    Berg77 Aficionado (210) Iowa Nov 30, 2013

    I think most HyVee stores in DSM got 5 cases each. I was lucky enough to be at Mills Civic when TG got there and they were letting people get 4 at a time. My guess is that with today being a holiday for a lot of people it sold a bit faster than other days.
  3. JediMatt

    JediMatt Aficionado (210) Iowa Jun 18, 2010

    I know Ankeny #2 was limiting it to 2 bottles per person and still sold out pretty much immediately. Pretty crazy. But we've gotten two Sue deliveries in Des Moines in what, 2 months? Can't complain too much. Please keep it coming, TG! :)
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  4. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (260) Iowa Sep 29, 2012

    Coralville Hy Vee just posted that Hopslam is coming tomorrow to them due to the weather. Is this the same everywhere or no? An inch of snow keeps J Bros down?
  5. pepsican

    pepsican Savant (315) Iowa Nov 5, 2007

    The trucks they drive are not temperature controlled. I won't speak on J Bros part but if they are canceling stops it's probably because it is -10 this morning more than it is the snow.
  6. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (260) Iowa Sep 29, 2012

    10-4. Makes sense...
  7. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (260) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Yeah, it's being postponed all across Iowa it seems.
  8. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    DSM wasn't scheduled to get Hopslam until Wednesday to begin with, wonder if this will delay the shipment here until Thursday?
  9. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (525) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Hopslam just hit CB
  10. pepsican

    pepsican Savant (315) Iowa Nov 5, 2007

    Just hit john's. Our distributor let us know only 1 of the 3 trucks bringing hopslam was able to make it last night. Apparently the interstate was closed off between here and Des Moines, which made a one way trip to Iowa City take 12 hours. They said most of Iowa City should get some, as well as a few stores in Cedar Rapids. Everyone else should get it tomorrow.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
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  11. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (260) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    One case limit I see, too. Much better than last years allotments! @ $19.99 each though, that's a bit steep, compared to the $14.99-$16.99 I've been seeing reported :/
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  12. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (595) Iowa Aug 7, 2011

    Picked mine up at Mills Civic at 9 AM
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  13. pepsican

    pepsican Savant (315) Iowa Nov 5, 2007

    $14.99 per six would be below cost :eek:
  14. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (260) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    I'm not saying it's anything to do with your guys' pricing, just saying our state's costs vs others is higher.
  15. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (595) Iowa Aug 7, 2011

    Is the wholesale cost actually equal to or greater than $60 a case?
  16. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Aficionado (155) Iowa Apr 5, 2013

    Got a case at Waterfront Hyvee. They had a nice stack.
  17. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (260) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Mind sharing what the bottle date is?
  18. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Aficionado (145) Iowa Sep 10, 2013

    Oakland Hyvee just got the terrible news.

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to move our Bells Hopslam Event to Friday, January 24th from 4:30 to 6:30. With the weather, trucks were delayed from Des Moines and product will be coming in later than expected.
  19. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (260) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    I read that. Hoping Benz will get theirs late. Otherwise, hopefully Johncy's will pull through when I go home.
  20. pepsican

    pepsican Savant (315) Iowa Nov 5, 2007

    1/2/14 was the bottling on ours. Not nearly as bad as last year.
  21. Marcazi

    Marcazi Aspirant (25) Iowa Oct 7, 2013

    Ames report. Cyclone sold out. Wheatsfield has 2 cases left for 19.99 a sixer. both hy vees look to have plenty right now at 24.99 a sixer.
  22. Marcazi

    Marcazi Aspirant (25) Iowa Oct 7, 2013

    Dahls has 3 cases at 20.99 a sixer too.
  23. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (525) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    01/03/14 in CB
  24. iabeerbaron

    iabeerbaron Aficionado (225) Iowa Dec 1, 2011

  25. nickbman

    nickbman Savant (270) Iowa Feb 7, 2013

    just hit wheatsfield and picked up a sixer, gracias
  26. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Aficionado (180) Iowa Feb 22, 2007

    Had some Hopslam at a bar today. Really good this year. I'm not going to chase $20 six packs but a pint is good enough for me.
  27. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Aficionado (145) Iowa Sep 10, 2013

    Any stores get Hopslam bottles in CR yet?

    I see Parlor City has a keg and Red's in North Liberty.
  28. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (370) Iowa Oct 29, 2010

    Truth
  29. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (370) Iowa Oct 29, 2010

    Packaged versions will be hitting Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City today. The kegs were delivered by one of the reps in their personal vehicle to those places yesterday.
  30. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (260) Iowa Sep 29, 2012

    Did they make more Hopslam this year or did we just get a lot more? 19.99 a sixer is crazy but it is what it is.
  31. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (595) Iowa Aug 7, 2011

    a $7 bomber would be about $23 as a sixer.
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  32. jkwikkel

    jkwikkel Aficionado (235) Iowa Mar 18, 2008

    I'm assuming they made a lot more. It even made it all the way up to NW Iowa.
  33. Bond111

    Bond111 Savant (335) Minnesota Feb 14, 2011

    16.99 or 18.66 with tax for Hopslam up here in MN. A friend got theirs at Cyclone in Ames for 24.90 after tax. I was shocked. I had used to be a pretty loyal/regular at Cyclone in Ames when I lived in Iowa, but thats just robbery.
  34. Berg77

    Berg77 Aficionado (210) Iowa Nov 30, 2013

    Can't believe Ames is charging so much for Hopslam! I thought it was steep at $19.99 + tax in Des Moines. Since they were limiting to a 6-pack at HyVee Fleur, I asked if they'd get more. They said there was a chance they'd get more in sometime later, but had no idea what the odds were, or when it might be.
  35. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Aficionado (145) Iowa Sep 10, 2013

    Update for you CR Hopslam Hunters

    Marion Hyvee - they have it and its up for grabs as of 2 minutes ago.

    Blairs ferry / center point Corner Hyvee - Dude told me they will have it at 3 - 3:30 today.

    Edgewood Hyvee - Only for reserves. Even though they are visibly out in the open behind the counter. Put them away Edgewood Hyvee. I don't want to get trolled into thinking I can buy Hopslam.

    Johnson Hyvee - holding for Release party on Tuesday.

    Oakland Hyvee - release party Friday.

    Wilson Hyvee - sold all theirs last night (speculation, not confirmed)

    Mt Vernon Hyvee - Supposidly have some, but I couldn't confirm.

    Benz - Idk, I hate that store.
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  36. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (260) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Thanks for the update man!
  37. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (260) Iowa Sep 29, 2012

    If Mt. Vernon Road Hy Vee has Hopslam the world might end soon.
  38. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (260) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Benz just posted they got theirs.
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  39. BarleyBahls

    BarleyBahls Initiate (20) Iowa Jan 22, 2014

    MV Road HY Vee had about two cases at 12:30 PM on their endcap, I about lost it.
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  40. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (260) Iowa Sep 29, 2012

    Heard a rumor that LAVA Fusion on the north side of Cedar Rapids has $5 pints of Hopslam and also 2 for 1s...
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