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Post here if you're drinking the 'slam!

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by mzeld, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. je1129

    je1129 Aficionado (245) Iowa Feb 22, 2011

  2. je1129

    je1129 Aficionado (245) Iowa Feb 22, 2011

    St Charles Binny's.
  3. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (290) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

    Drinking a 1/9 batch...quite good and drinkable for 10%, just a bit overpriced by about $3. Then again, at least it's not being sold in $15 bombers.
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  4. stephenieman

    stephenieman Savant (275) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

    Got my yearly (2) sixers at Andersonville Wine & Spirits earlier this evening for $18.99 a piece.
    They literally had cases stacked to the ceiling.

    Also saw bottles of Abraxas for $22.99.
    That's entirely too rich for my blood but I know some people are hungry for said beer.
  5. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (290) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

    I got my sixer for $16.99, that's a shame they're charging nearly $20! Their Abraxas pricing, however, is right on the mark (for Chicago).
  6. stephenieman

    stephenieman Savant (275) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

    Andersonville is notorious for high prices and convenience is the only justification for me.
  7. Andersonville is full of hipsters. Too many hipsters equals too many prices. Damn Hipsters!
  8. IPx

    IPx Savant (260) Illinois Mar 22, 2010

    "This year's batch of Hopslam doesn't taste as hoppy or as good as years prior to this one...what did Bells do to ruin the recipe??!!??"

    Nope, this delicious, golden nectar from the beer gods tastes as good as years prior to this one. I snagged a case today in the NW burbs of Chi that was bottled 1/10 so 6-7 days after bottling is as fresh as you can get w/o traveling up to MI. It's great to have my palate slammed again.
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  9. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (445) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

    having had abraxas..i'd take a sixer of hopslam over a bottle of abraxas anyday
  10. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (365) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    A friend and I split a case of the Slam at Woodmans Aurora yesterday at $15.99 each bottled on 1/10/13. Guy said they had about 10 cases left and that was mid afternoon I believe. Guy said it was goin quick.
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  11. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (845) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    That's the cheapest I've heard of so far. I bought mine for $16.99/six, so not much more. But $15.99 is a solid price.

    This stuff is fucking delicious.
  12. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (365) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Woodmans is usually on the cheaper end of beer prices by about $1 or $2. However, the Slam did go up a $1 in price from last year. Still very reasonably priced for a sixer at that high of an ABV and drinking as delicious as ever.
  13. ajzy

    ajzy Savant (425) Wisconsin Jun 15, 2011

    Finally seems to have reached WI--picked up my first two sixers yesterday, old lady ringing me up stopped after scanning one and gave me a confused look and said "OK, so you know these are $18.99 a piece right?":rolleyes: Must be used to the days you could get a beer for a nickel
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  14. JPortillo

    JPortillo Savant (320) Illinois Mar 12, 2012

    Hmmmm just cracked a bottle 1/09/13 and its not tasting right...1st off it doesnt have that fruity floral bomb smell I remember from previous years and the taste isnt right. Maybe its just that 1/09/13 batch or maybe im just crazy.
  15. Trizzly

    Trizzly Zealot (75) Indiana Sep 23, 2010

    slammin the slam as i type... just as tasty as ever.
  16. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    $5 a 12oz snifter at Pizzeria Bigga in downtown Royal Oak. Tastes just as good as the bottles.
  17. handro

    handro Zealot (75) Wisconsin May 25, 2012

    Has this reached Woodmans in Janesville,WI yet? If so, how much? All the local places near me said that they are unable to get any from their suppliers.
  18. Just had my first one this year on draft, $7 for a pint. Pretty darn tasty still, not much different from last years. If anybody in the Detroit area needs to find some, Finesse at 12 and Schoenherr had about 6 cases during on the floor. It is 17.99 a six pack though (ouch).
  19. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (375) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Having one before bed. I love this stuff so much. Bums me out that we only get it for a month.

    Anyone hear of any Hopslam firkins floating around the good beer bars in the area? I haven't had it cask conditioned in a couple years, and I really enjoyed it.
  20. BeRanger

    BeRanger Savant (485) Michigan Dec 11, 2011

    I'm drinkin the Slam, thinkin about a Blackslam.
  21. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    We got one in Chicago next week....
  22. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Bookending my night with the slam (with Hop Crisis and Jai Alai in between).
    Nighty night!