Bell's Hopslam (2014)

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  1. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Where in PA? Pittsburgh is in the midst of getting it's shipment. If grocery stores/6 packs shops aren't getting any, at the very worst, call around to your local distributors. You should be able to snag a case.
     
  2. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,276) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Hmmm. Should I wait until they arrive to drainpour, or should I ask them to dump it before they leave?
     
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  3. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Damn, good looking out buddy. Aren't there multiple Hyde Park locations. If so, which location is doing the tapping?
     
  4. TheRemyLeabeau

    TheRemyLeabeau Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Ohio

    Ignore previous comment, sorry couple beers deep.
     
  5. jaltland

    jaltland Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Wish I could take the road trip out there. I'm in York. Thanks for the heads up though.
     
  6. jaltland

    jaltland Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'm in York and haven't had any luck with any distributors in the area. They all give me the same answers. They're probably sick of all the calls and questions.
     
  7. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Eh, the calls and questions are expected when you run a beer distributor. It sucks when they're condescending, but at the end of the day, who cares? Try again in the coming days. You should definitely be getting some Hopslam.
     
  8. ClePaul

    ClePaul Zealot (599) May 30, 2013 Ohio

    I drank a 9 day old one and actually preferred the one I had in November (last years, 10 month old) Sounds crazy to most... I just felt the Honey and Hops married and made for a mellow and creamy treat... Of all IPA's 'Hopslam' really isn't known for being 'Crisp' 'Dank' 'Green' or 'Earthey' (Think Enjoy By, Pliny or Z. Dust fam) It's more of a 'Smooth' well balanced (even sweet) IPA. I assume maybe because the malt bill is so prevalent? Anyway, for those of you who havent got it yet, I doubt you'll notice much differance (compared to say a ripe 'Enjoy by' or insert any 'Crisp' 'Dank' 'Green' or 'Earthey IPA here)
     
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  9. jdaddy

    jdaddy Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Westys in Camp Hill is the "central and western pa" distributor for Bells. Look in the Mid-Atlantic forum for info on delivery date, etc. Forget Shangys as it is much further for you and they sold out yesterday. Westys is your play for York County area.
     
  10. dwduncan2

    dwduncan2 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois

    Wlvliquors.com has some available.
     
  11. Nick429255

    Nick429255 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2014 Michigan

    I heard there is a second wave hitting stores this coming week. From a reliable guy. I'm in Michigan. Not sure anywhere else. I had heard a while back before it was released that it would show up in two shipments. So what I heard makes sense.
     
  12. jaltland

    jaltland Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Many thanks for this tip. It's a shame I haven't heard of Westy's before this. I called and confirmed that they're releasing it Monday 9am. I'll be making the trip.
     
  13. jaltland

    jaltland Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I called Westy's in Camp Hill and will be taking a trip there tomorrow morning to try and secure my case. Compliments of the tip from BA jdaddy.
     
  14. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Initiate (180) Nov 19, 2012 Georgia

    Are you from the past? That sounds like an exact repetition of last year in CF. But I live in Wisco now, where the stores are still piled with it...
     
  15. henrichsj

    henrichsj Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2013 Iowa

    I'm not sure a limit was put on purchases, which is a bit annoying. LOTS of people were waiting for it and with 11 cases and no limit, only a select few got to enjoy. Annoying...
     
  16. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Initiate (180) Nov 19, 2012 Georgia

    I do recall a two sixer limit last year at Hy-Vee. Either way it was gone in a number of hours
     
  17. VanBeer

    VanBeer Initiate (159) Apr 9, 2007 Indiana

    Thanks for that. Love Jungle Jims. Make it there 3-4 times a year.
     
  18. GG_ALLINS_GHOST

    GG_ALLINS_GHOST Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2013 Colorado

    I've got twelve reserved for me, super excited, never had hopslam
     
  19. Shluffy

    Shluffy Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Wisconsin

    Wow. Had this for the first time last night. Pretty awasom.
    It reminds me of the first time I had Hoptimum. This was better and smoother though. I also feel like this would "age" better than Hoptimum and wouldn't be as boozy if you werent able to have it super fresh.
     
  20. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (746) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    I just drank my last bottle from the 12/20 bottling and I have to say the alcohol had really started to take over. And I noticed more malt on the end. I'd have to say that this beer absolutely should be consumed within a month of bottling.

    P.S. Did everyone read about that thing that allegedly happened with Savor Growl in Clintonville OH?
     
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  21. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (835) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    I prefer Hopslam with 6+ months on it
     
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  22. cwehr13

    cwehr13 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Illinois

    I had some fresh from this years batch and I still have 2 6 backs from last year that I forgot about in a box down stairs. IMO there wasn't really much of a difference and the hop profile did not die down as much as I thought it would.
     
  23. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (865) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I went to the Giant Eagle Market District in Shadyside on Friday after work and they had 5 6ers left and they got several cases that day. The girl said it sold as soon as they put it out. I was lucky enough to snag one.
     
  24. BuffaloHopFan

    BuffaloHopFan Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2013 New York

    I've seen so many reviews going any which way on Hopslam, I probably won't even bother getting it.

    I'll just indulge in massive quantities of Sucks!
     
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  25. malfunxion

    malfunxion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    just tried to order and there's "not enough in stock to fullfil my order" thanks for the tip though!
     
  26. cdiddy

    cdiddy Initiate (57) Jan 8, 2014 Maryland

    Got conflicting stories about Hopslam in the DC area this morning. The beer buyer at the P St. Whole Foods said he was not getting any Hopslam at all this year. He claimed that shipments were damaged during the polar vortex and they were not getting any.

    The dude at Connecticut St., who generally knows his shit, said it was probably coming in this week.
     
  27. GotWad629

    GotWad629 Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2010 New York

    Thank you sir..I'll alert my troops.
     
  28. Downing1More

    Downing1More Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 Minnesota

    Also just heard from a local store in NC that it will be arriving the week of 2/3
     
  29. Ross79

    Ross79 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2013 Indiana

    For those that live in, or around Northwest Indiana, Wiseguys in Merrillville has at least 15 cases.
     
  30. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    This beer took a little time in revealing it's charms to me. The first one didn't blow me away, but I love how the glass smelled like honey after it had been empty and drying for a while, a couple 'Slams later and I'm sold. I had two yesterday and I can still feel it on my tongue.
     
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  31. prock180

    prock180 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 Arizona

    Any in AZ yet? If someone knows or has any info,if you don't mind spilling it I would greatly appreciate it.
     
  32. FirstBrewsoon

    FirstBrewsoon Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Ohio

    Do you know if that'll be happening across MI or just in select locations? I'm in Toledo, so there are one or two place in Michigan which are easily accessible.
     
  33. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    I don't know about this year, but last year there was a second wave that hit OH too, but mostly in draft form.
     
  34. mikehayz

    mikehayz Initiate (64) Aug 11, 2012 Virginia

    Has any shown up in Hampton Roads, VA??
     
  35. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan

    It's still sitting all over in MI
     
  36. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (4,573) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey
    Society

    I'm still waiting for it in New York - anywhere in the downstate area. Anyone around this neck of the woods find it yet?
     
  37. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (407) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Not in SE Michigan. When it hits the floor, it's gone pretty quick.
     
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  38. sfeimster

    sfeimster Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Wegman's in Montgomeryville just got their shipment in about an hour ago. From what I could tell they only got 3 cases though.
     
  39. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (448) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Every year there are 2 rounds of Hopslam shipments, so anyone who misses out on the first go-around has a second chance. The second round is always much easier to get a hold of, since the hype train always departs when the first shipment hits.
     
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  40. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (574) Mar 26, 2013 California

    shit is good
     
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