Bell's Hopslam (2014)

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan

    Starting to ship out next week!

    From their blog post:


    Another Hopslam season is upon us! And we know a lot of our fans are excited to see its return.

    Below are answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about our seasonal double IPA.

    Q: When/where will Hopslam be available?

    A: Some availability is dependent on when distributors from each area are able to pick it up at our brewery, but Hopslam will make it to all states we currently distribute to.

    It will start shipping to areas in Michigan the week of Jan. 6.

    It will begin shipping to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri, Ohio and Arizona the week of Jan. 13.

    It will then start shipping to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Kentucky and Pennsylvania the week of Jan. 20.

    Our Event Calendar already has quite a few release events listed. (We will add more as we get them finalized.)

    You can also check our Beer Finder. Please keep in mind, the beer will have to travel first to our distributors and then make its way to bars, restaurants and retailers before it will show up in the Beer Finder. Please be patient when checking with your local establishment for more detailed information.

    Q: When will it be available at the Eccentric Café/Bell’s General Store in downtown Kalamazoo?

    A: It is available now.

    Q: Is there more this year?

    A: We are trying to brew more but won’t know the final numbers until it’s all packaged and shipped.

    Q: Will there be Hopslam mini-kegs?

    A: No there will not.

    Q: Can I buy a keg for my home bar/kegerator?

    A: Sorry, no. All kegs are reserved for bars and restaurants. This is done to spread as much as possible of this very popular beer to as many of our fans as we can.

  2. Hopeswimmer

    Hopeswimmer Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2012 Michigan

    Any chance anyone from Holland/GR is going down today? I'm looking for a case and could help cover some gas $.
  3. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    NY, eh? I thought all the news had been indicated that Hopslam wouldn't make it here this year. Or have they been distributing to non-WNY parts that will be seeing it?
  4. DrewBrew87

    DrewBrew87 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2013 South Carolina

    My mouth is water already!
  5. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    Overrated delicious beer, but somewhat disappointing considering Sucks price / ounce ratio and the centennial harvest this year so I'm gonna have to buy a case and wait in line for three hours, but I'll pass on the first batch cause the honey wasn't pronounced enough and are those new bottle caps?
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  6. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    Radar activated!
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  7. almostjay

    almostjay Initiate (0) May 24, 2008 Virginia

    Someone in the other Hopslam thread mentioned a place called Growler & Gill in Nanuet. I just checked out their website and they are having a Bell's release party on 1/16, which unfortunately doesn't seem to align with the Hopslam announcement from Bell's. Still so bummed that I can't get any Bell's stuff in NJ for whatever reason.
  8. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Pooh-Bah (1,995) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Keep me informed! Hope all is well, brother!
  9. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 New York

    hopefully it will hit LI
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  10. caponeduke

    caponeduke Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2011 North Carolina

    God Bless folks enjoy the hunt.
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  11. kell50

    kell50 Pooh-Bah (2,222) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    I love hop season. :slight_smile:
  12. Netdogca

    Netdogca Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois

    Normally finding out your kid might be playing an outdoor game of hockey in Michigan in January doesn't sound too appealing. However, when said game coincides with Hopslam release, you tend to forget the symptom and focus on the cure :slight_smile: Here's hoping the team gets the invite to pllay
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  13. socon67

    socon67 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,561) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Bells is being released to NYC & Long Island February 10th. There will be a few places that will get Hopslam, though the release is introducing the core line.
  14. MCain04

    MCain04 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Texas

    This year's Hopslam tastes even worse than last year's!

  15. dsprainman

    dsprainman Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2011 California

    Michigan people! I'll be in Ann Arbour from the 17th-19th. Do you think this will be hard to find or already sold out? If so, can someone hold me down with a 6er and I'll bring you some Consecration?
  16. JMFP

    JMFP Pooh-Bah (1,870) Dec 2, 2013 Delaware
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  17. KevSal

    KevSal Pooh-Bah (2,866) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    any chance this guy will make it into cans, that would be pretty sweet
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  18. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I see Bell's in strong numbers in Binghamton NY now, so I'm hoping Hopslam will make it here. Although I'll be back at school in Mansfield by the time it makes it to NY/PA area, so I'm also hoping I'll be able to find it in Corning/Elmira/etc. and/or my girlfriend will be able to track it down in Wilkes-Barre.
  19. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    We have lived in Michigan for almost a year now, and have yet to try Hopslam. Probably our #1 want at present.
  20. brianr4666

    brianr4666 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2005 North Carolina

    Soooooo, no Hopslam is so different this year, I don't like it comments yet. I was hoping to score a few bottles from those anticipated drain pours at a discount. :slight_smile:
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