Release Bell's Hopslam (2013)

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

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  1. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

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

    neeko530 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Indiana

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

    BMitch Initiate (170) Jul 10, 2012 Virginia
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    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 Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

    Where?
     
  5. avalonct

    avalonct Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

    Where is holiday?
     
  6. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

  7. avalonct

    avalonct Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

  8. neeko530

    neeko530 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Indiana

    near northside of indianapolis. broad ripple
     
  9. neeko530

    neeko530 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Indiana

    It is over rated though
    :astonished:
     
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  10. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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  11. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Nice avatar
     
  12. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    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 Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2010 Michigan

    what the f..k are you talkin about man...oh u ready to talk sh.. brah...:wink:
     
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  15. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    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. saxclar123

    saxclar123 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    anyone know if hopslam hit the philly area yet?
     
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  17. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    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. dmnielsen

    dmnielsen Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2011 Michigan

    $13.99 a six in Warren, MI at Champagnes. It will be gone soon, though.
     
  19. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    thats gotta be BS
     
  20. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    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 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    I love the spices they used this year!:wink:
     
  22. biga7346

    biga7346 Aspirant (295) Jun 19, 2010 Michigan
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    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. dmnielsen

    dmnielsen Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2011 Michigan

    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) Jan 9, 2012 Alabama

    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 Aspirant (286) Nov 6, 2012 Michigan
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    $62 a case at Holiday or $16.99 sixer
     
  26. MortarPestle

    MortarPestle Devotee (405) Dec 7, 2008 Indiana
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    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. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    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. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    Clearly you are new around here.
     
  29. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Hillers has a whole pallet
     
  30. nfc2469

    nfc2469 Initiate (27) Jun 26, 2009 Michigan
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    Buschs too 15.99 a sixer
     
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  31. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    They are just a class act. Such a small place, and I have never had such great customer service!
    Enjoy the slam! :slight_smile: 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 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Georgia

    Anyone have details on when some will make it's way to Atlanta?
     
  33. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Yeah, it took a while to convince myself to sign up and read these hilarious yet enlightening posts?
     
  34. scraff

    scraff Initiate (163) Apr 18, 2003 Maryland

    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 Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Still waiting for it to arrive in Ohio, I've been told next Friday the 18th
     
  36. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    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 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    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 Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    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 (5,515) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    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 (5,515) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    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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