Bell's Hopslam 2016

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by JonB25, Jan 18, 2016.

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  1. Beersnob724

    Beersnob724 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2016 Ohio

    You live near hilton head? B
  2. zac16125

    zac16125 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,296) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    No, Charleston. Not too far from Hilton Head though.
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  3. glass_house

    glass_house Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2014 Ohio

    Do people describe Pliny as a "bargain"? Not that I'm aware of. More to the point, I like Hopslam, but it's no Pliny.
  4. wjrainer

    wjrainer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 North Carolina

    Any word on North Carolina? Seems like it's always late here.
  5. Jeff_whitman

    Jeff_whitman Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Central PA westy's beer released hopslam at 9 AM. Only 50 cases sold on-site and already sold out. Should start appearing at at other local places they distribute to in the area.
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  6. DWheeler379

    DWheeler379 Initiate (0) Jun 15, 2012 Colorado

    This week in NC, I hear.
  7. Beerrito

    Beerrito Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    A few places in the Los Angeles area have received Hopslam today! Per their respective IG accounts...
  8. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    Just got the last 6 pack from MB piggly wiggly market common. Sold out really fast!
  9. dr_rash

    dr_rash Initiate (0) May 21, 2014 California

    yes, it's finally hitting LA this week...I picked up a 6-pack in Pasadena today
  10. TheMachoMan

    TheMachoMan Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kentucky

    I buckled and got the $20 sixer, just for the novelty (and I've only been able to purchase it one other time, almost a year ago exactly)...and to me last year's was better. This one is way boozy to me. I drank it on my train ride home and I was kinda fucked up on an empty stomach, and tried to dig outta the whole the rest of the night (I didn't, and 3 Old Style tall boys did nothing to help find my balance). I still like it though, but I'm gonna eat something first and settle in and not go anywhere. But last years seemed fruitier, more different flavors going on.
  11. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,609) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Just picked up a 6 pack outside of Kansas City. First pack of it I've seen this year, and they were already getting low. Expected to be out by tonight.
  12. NickyHouHou

    NickyHouHou Initiate (0) May 8, 2015 District of Columbia

    Whole Foods, Foggy Bottom (Washington, DC).
  13. Breaking_Beard

    Breaking_Beard Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2014 Michigan

    It cracks me up that people stand in line for this stuff. It is a really good DIPA, but I cannot see standing in any kind of line for it.
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  14. TypicalSituation

    TypicalSituation Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013

    Wilmington, NC got it today. 17.99 a six pack
  15. JonB25

    JonB25 Pooh-Bah (1,678) Jun 2, 2013 Delaware
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    Finally, after starting this thread on January 18, I found it. Grabbed 2 six packs at the Weis in Lewisburg, PA. Took a while. Paid $18 and change per six.
    #377 JonB25, Feb 9, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
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  16. Abeervulture

    Abeervulture Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2015 Illinois

    2016 Hopslam on tap at the Blind Pig Brewery in Champaign Illinois!
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  17. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Pooh-Bah (2,116) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    Yes, at Happy Harry's in Fargo!
    I was tempted to buy it. And I should have.
    Bought 1 six-pack, thinking I would find more. But no!!!!
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  18. cello

    cello Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    scored a case for $80 + tax of course. split it with 5 others and enjoyed one last night. will I ever buy again? probably not, too expensive for my wallet.
  19. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    First time having it this year, and I thought it was pretty good. Cheers
  20. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Thanks @Beersnob724 for the awesome offer! But I was able to score 2 cans today at another local place. $3.89 per can.
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  21. Hophead21

    Hophead21 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Got 2 cases and picking up a mini keg tomorrow!!!! I would shower in Hopslam!!!
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  22. BriantheBeerGeek

    BriantheBeerGeek Initiate (0) May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    $66 + tax for a case down here in SE PA.
  23. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Pooh-Bah (2,116) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    Found another sixer for me and one for my buddy @RossiDaMan - woo hoo!
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  24. obrike

    obrike Savant (1,141) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    I'm heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico next week...any advocates know if Hopslam hit the island yet?
  25. Awolter

    Awolter Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2015 Minnesota

    It's going for $24.99 in some parts of central Iowa, what a mark up.
  26. Hophead21

    Hophead21 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

    What offerings do you feel are similar? Just curious. I agree there are tons of hoppier DIPAs nowadays, but this beer to me is still among the best in terms of balance. Just a total fruit bomb and so distinctive, every year it still separates itself from the rest to me in terms of taste.
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  27. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Where is that? Whole foods is $24.99 and the beer distributor, if they even have it is $90 a case.

  28. baklo

    baklo Savant (1,055) Oct 10, 2012 North Carolina

    Asheville, NC got it yesterday (2/9)...specifically at Bruisin' Ales. Canned 1/27/16 so 13 days fresh. Personally found it much tastier than the last 2 or so years' batches. Definitely better (to me) than last year's batch which I personally found favored the sweeter side. This is actually my favorite batch in years come to think of it. The hops are slammin'. :wink:
  29. Steban

    Steban Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 North Carolina

    22.99 for a six pack in FL
  30. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    $20.00 Whole Foods, Old Town Alexandria, VA. Sixer in hand along with a sixer of Nugget Nectar...
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  31. Brocklanders34

    Brocklanders34 Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Wisconsin

    16.99 whole foods madison wi. 17.99 whole foods chicago area. The pricing around the country is crazy
  32. glass_house

    glass_house Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2014 Ohio

    Dang, where did you buy that case? That's priced higher than buying individual 6-packs in most places.
  33. Uconnelmo

    Uconnelmo Savant (1,121) Jan 2, 2015 Connecticut

    I had my first Hopslam last night and was an excellent beer but feeling these are very hyped. Being a northeastener Ive been finally trading for these Surly (abrasive,overrated,furious),Bells(Hopslam,two hearted)3F (alpha,gum ball,zombie) pa's and though I admit they are very very nice beers and different from stuff coming out of the north east. Northeast brewers are killing it with endless juicy amazing brews.
  34. LHHFMF

    LHHFMF Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2015 Florida

    Could you please tell me where in FL you found it? I haven't been able to find any places in the Tampa area yet
  35. LADEDA

    LADEDA Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2014 Florida

    Craft Beer Cellar in Brandon got it yesterday. Picked up 6 @ $21.00. 813-413-4951. Open 10AM. Hi-Res in stock also.
  36. LHHFMF

    LHHFMF Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2015 Florida

    Thank you for the update! I was in there on Saturday and asked if they knew when they would get it and they told me 'late February'.

    I did have a Hi-Res on tap when I was there and thought it was really good
  37. LADEDA

    LADEDA Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2014 Florida

    I bought Hi Res at ABC East Brandon over a week ago, so I passed at Cellar. Both are dynamite....but $$. Hopslam came in yesterday. He, like others, are at the mercy of the distributors. Good folks at Cellar.
  38. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Savant (1,078) May 14, 2009 Connecticut

    I love when people chime in and says there are a ton of similar offerings that are cheaper.... then fail to list them. Real helpful fellow advocates... haters gonna hate. :wink:
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