Bell's Hopslam will be bottled this year

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  1. eagles22

    eagles22 Disciple (398) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  2. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,907) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Bottle cap collectors take note!
     
  3. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,152) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Will it be re-branded as a Triple IPA? It's 10% ABV!!! :rolling_eyes::wink:
     
  4. iamclifford

    iamclifford Initiate (52) Feb 8, 2020 Illinois
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    Interesting about the can shortage. I wonder if the same with happen with any other breweries.
     
  5. Rich4mde1

    Rich4mde1 Initiate (56) Jun 27, 2018 Missouri
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    Smooth beer for 10% ABV
     
  6. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Meyvn (1,225) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Damn. This is one of my snow hike staples. Now I have to carry bottles in my backpack. *cink clank clink clank*
     
  7. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (665) Mar 28, 2009 California

    such a great bottle cap!
     
  8. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (269) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    Drink some pre hike, split the difference. Or make the dog carry some, you can share some so you don't feel guilty. :grin:
     
  9. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,299) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
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    Either way I'm excited
     
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  10. bret27

    bret27 Meyvn (1,493) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Is it normally canned or on draft only?
    I’m confused what the big news is.
     
  11. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Meyvn (1,225) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    This is a good idea.

    Anyone know where I might be able to find a dog? ISO: beerdog.
     
  12. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Meyvn (1,225) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    It has been in cans for a little while. Previous years were bottled at one point, but they switched to 12oz cans. Seems they just can't make up their mind.
     
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  13. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (269) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    Hah it also occurred to me that you might put your beer(s) in a socks to minimize the 'clanking
    Chalice transportation is the next lesson :wink:
     
  14. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,707) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    It had been in cans for a couple years. I'm guessing the "news" element here is mostly an additional point in the evolving "can shortage" story. The idea that Bell's had a hard time sourcing cans (and Terrence mentioned something similar in the summer fest thread about sierra Nevada not being that big in the can producers eyes) certainly highlights what folks have been saying since summer, there really might not be enough cans for the haze bros soon!
    Bottled hopslam was always better anyway
     
  15. bret27

    bret27 Meyvn (1,493) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    The future of New England hiking...
    [​IMG]
     
  16. bret27

    bret27 Meyvn (1,493) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    I don’t know if it’s psychological, but there’s always something better about glass.
     
  17. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,003) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    It's been happening since March/April. All the beer that was going into kegs, had to get packaged.

    All the can factories are at capacity, and new ones won't be on-line until late'21/early '22.
     
  18. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (742) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    For nostalgia, I'm looking forward to seeing it in bottles again. It'll remind me of when I used to hunt it down. Oh, the good ol days! :slight_smile:
     
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  19. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (742) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Especially this beer!
     
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  20. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Crusader (797) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    That would make a single IPA 3.3% ABV
     
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  21. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,471) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Funny that there’s been a can shortage since March but there hasn’t been a shortage of every Tom, Dick and Harry brewery moving to cans, at least around here. More cans than ever on any shelf/cooler I walk by.
     
  22. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (4,280) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    This.
     
  23. 12ArmedGoon

    12ArmedGoon Initiate (52) Sep 28, 2016 Kansas
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    I've only ever had it out of cans. I expect pretty much no difference, but I'll still buy my annual $30 6 pack, I'm sure.
     
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  24. JuliusPepperwood

    JuliusPepperwood Aspirant (212) Jul 21, 2013 North Carolina

    I work at a small brewery and we order 2-3 pallets of empty cans every month. Our lead times for can deliveries went from 1-2 weeks to 1-2 months. A brewery as big as Bells probably uses up to a hundred pallets of empty cans a month. So for a brewery of their scale they have to be strategic about which beers get canned and which have to wait or can go into bottles if that's an option.
     
  25. Rich4mde1

    Rich4mde1 Initiate (56) Jun 27, 2018 Missouri
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    That is crazy on can shortages....That 1 week to a month is a huge on breweries. Disappointing.
     
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  26. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,907) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    A huge what?
     
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  27. Rich4mde1

    Rich4mde1 Initiate (56) Jun 27, 2018 Missouri
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    Sorry ,huge complication...
     
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  28. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (132) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana
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    Obligatory this years batch is different and it's already faded.....

    Always look forward to the first drop of the OG.
     
  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,680) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I’m usually a can first guy, but in this case Hopslam in bottles seems right. Can’t wait to grab a six, this was the first WOW beer I’ve ever had, at that time I was on a rotation of Hopdevil, DFH 60, Two Hearted Ale. Hopslam destroyed them, it was the first fruity ipa I’ve ever had as well, found it on tap at a bottle-shop in Winston and had a few on tap. That was a woozy drive home.
     
  30. NextBestThing

    NextBestThing Initiate (157) Apr 5, 2008 New York

    Hit the nail on the head.

    This beer is accessible and has been for several years now. People no longer feel special when they get their hands on it.

    Therefore it sucks.

    Beer nerd math.
     
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  31. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I can't wait for this one. I grab some every year, and I am reminded every year of why I have this at 5's across the board. It never disappoints.
     
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  32. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,189) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I had no intentions of picking this up, especially with my drinking habits of lately and this hitting in at 10%, but since it's in bottles - I'll probably pick up a pack or two.
     
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  33. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,707) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Ya...that's, uh, definitely why I'll get some too...bottles:grin:
     
  34. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I've noticed some 250ml cans showing up on WBAYDN recently. If this is a new trend, I hope it catches on with bottles as well. A 7-ounce bottle of Hopslam would be... right.
     
  35. Mojo

    Mojo Champion (822) Jul 21, 2012 Alabama
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    The only time I scored some Hopslam, it took me 2 weeks to drink all six of them. The first one and the last one were different beers; the fading was fast.
     
  36. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,907) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I edited your post because I like to 'nurse' a full bottle over a 2-3 hour evening. A 7-ounce bottle might cause me to want another, and I just might do it. :grin:
     
  37. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,680) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Big beer over 10%, they use honey, but I think 2 weeks is shorting it a bit, and I’m a fresh freak. I wouldn’t buy 2 month beer at that price, but in that window I’d be ok. If I had an unlimited opportunity I’d want it 10 days old, but at 30 is more reasonable.
     
  38. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,707) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Ya, when hopslam reaches its end (about 6 weeks from packaging in my experience) it absolutely falls off a.cliff
     
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  39. Singlefinpin

    Singlefinpin Savant (932) Jul 17, 2018 North Carolina
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    Last year was my first time drinking Hop Slam, I had it on tap and that tap didn't last long, only a matter of a few days because as everyone knows, it's AMAZING!
    Hopefully I can get it on tap again, and maybe pick up a Six or two.
    Cheers!
     
  40. meanmutt

    meanmutt Savant (976) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    Ahhhh Hopslam...I remember the time I killed a mini keg of it myself one Saturday. The wife and I had talked during the week about drinking it on Saturday. Come Saturday, after I tapped the keg and poured myself one, she announced that she didn't want any because she wasn't feeling too good. I proceeded to do what I thought was best and drank the whole thing myself that day.

    The Sunday after was a bit rough...lol
     
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