Hopslam 24.99 A Six-Pack?

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  1. ferillo

    ferillo Defender (657) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I'll take my 8 heady toppers for that price. Thanks
  2. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Not illegal, but totally f'ed.
  3. eddibilderback

    eddibilderback Initiate (139) Dec 1, 2010 Maryland
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    There are so many good brews nowadays that come close to Hopslam, it's just not worth the craziness in some areas. In the DC/Nova area you have to get to the stores the day it hits if you want any and be prepared to be gouged. Average was about $24 a six plus insane 10% tax in DC. Nugget Nectar is much easier to find and every bit as good, Lagunita's Sucks can be had for $35 a case in many places and comes close. I used to get so excited for Hopslam, this year I was not only dissapointed in the beer, I was dissapointed in myself for spending so much money when I should have known better.
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  4. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (477) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    lol. what's with all the "illegal" questions. in most cases, if something was illegal to sell, i'd assume it was illegal to buy as well.
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  5. bobhits

    bobhits Meyvn (1,192) Oct 31, 2006 Kentucky

    That's equal to a 7.33 bomber....which make it still one of the best priced beers on the market. As pointed out above me....hopslam or rochefort. An easy no brainer, same price hopslam is still far better. Still sucks the price keeps climbing to the bomber levels.
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  6. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (752) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    What is the MSRP for a sixer of Hopslam?
  7. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I have seen it for $27.25 a 6 pack. Insane when you consider cases here were going for 55 to 65
  8. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    That's true, however the price of bombers is often justified as being higher because you are buying a small volume (22oz vs. 72oz).
  9. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    At $24.99, Hopslam is $7.64 a bomber. You've bought shittier beer for more than that.
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  10. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (267) May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    And that is how it should be, thanks for being a legit store owner. There is one good point about there being a few gougers out there though, they often hold special releases longer than stores with a more fair price. I try to avoid these establishments, but they are occasionally nice to have around.
  11. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (216) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Yeah except its actually not a bomber, its a six-pack. Let us compare it then to other six-packs of like styles.
    Yup...still ridiculously overpriced.
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  12. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    I'm pretty sure rape is illegal.
  13. mooseo

    mooseo Defender (613) Aug 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Can't find it in six packs here in Philly, but bottle shops are selling singles for $5.99 or more. :grimacing:
  14. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Poo-Bah (4,018) Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    May as well snort it
  15. liane

    liane Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 Minnesota

    $15.99 at Twin Cities Trader Joe's
  16. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    why is it is illegal. It comes down to supply and demand. I paid 9.75 for a 120 and then 30 for a 4 pack at the brewpub.

    There are other beers close that cost 8-10 a 6. Make your decision.

    I would pay 4.20 a bottle
  17. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    I paid 10 here in NJ
  18. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Yeah me too.
  19. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Yes $24.99 sounds outrageous for a six-pack. But funny thing is at $24.99 a six pack, it's $.347 an oz. which translates to $7.63 for a 22 oz. bomber. How many of you out there would pay $7.63 for a Hopslam bomber?
    I thought so.
  20. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Yeah, but you have to go to the brewery to get them for $3 apiece, correct? If you don't let me know where.
  21. JoEBoBpr

    JoEBoBpr Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2004 Missouri

    Damn. Im also from St. Louis. The higher ive seen it out in my neck of the woods is like 17-9 bucks a pack.
  22. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    I actually don't have too big a problem with this. I've paid 25 for a 750 many times and many of those times I wished I could have only had 12oz at a time.
  23. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Crusader (743) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    A few weeks ago, I paid $16.49 for a six pack at Randall's on Jefferson; limit one per customer.
  24. MightyMan

    MightyMan Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    $27 a sixer at a local bottle shop here in PA. I declined, drove down the road a few miles and picked up a sixer of NN and 4 pack of insanity for the same price. Right decision IMHO as both are drinking phenomenally this year.
  25. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,534) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    The first run in the DC area is a mad house. THen the next batch comes out in late Feb early March and nobody even knows it's in the stores...

    still lots of people I know say something is "off" with the latest which begrudges me a "little" from buying it again. BUT no worries it will always be there, and there's plenty of good brews to be had that are available.

    Then Wings of Armageddon will be canned and I'll probably forgot about every other DIPA made outside of the District from that point forward...
  26. ferillo

    ferillo Defender (657) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Or a few places in that vicinity. My fortune I guess.
  27. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    i think you should send the store a note, expressing your dismay. tied to a friggen brick
  28. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    $4.50 a bottle near me. That's why I got a case for $70 instead.
  29. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (158) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Expensive and Outrageous? Yes
    Gouging or Illegal? No, not even close

    Hopslam is not a necessity, it is a luxury item. If you don't want to pay $24.99 a six pack, then just walk past it. If you really want to get it, then pay up. If not someone else will...
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  30. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (171) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    Illegal, no...douchey? Yes. He's going for a 100% markup. Wholesale cost on that beer is about $12.50 a sixer.
  31. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Larry Bell supposedly has lots of friends in AZ, so long ago he tried to get Bell's here...We started getting it like three years ago
  32. Bernerdawg

    Bernerdawg Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2011 Georgia

    16.99/sixer in southwest Georgia which, considering I live in the Sahara of beer craftdom, makes my store all the more special.
  33. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    last year a bottle shop here was selling it for $29.99 a six...or $9/bottle. Needless to say that douche still has all of them. Great beer but don't pay that price
  34. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I've seen year old Hopslam for 30 dollars at a place in Pittsburgh.
  35. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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    You could go to a bar and pay 5-9 $ for a craft beer.....
  36. Huhzubendah

    Huhzubendah Poo-Bah (4,848) Oct 29, 2007 District of Columbia
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    $28 here. Bell's can S my D and L my Bs.
  37. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    17.99 in Southern Missouri , probally coming from the same distributor also. I like this beer , at 17.99 Ill buy it all day long.
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  38. Sonofalime

    Sonofalime Aspirant (294) Oct 11, 2010 Virginia
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    That's how much I spent last year on it. Felt robbed but then I drank them and was happy again. Wish it was cheaper though.
  39. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (640) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    All Day!

  40. ediaz

    ediaz Aspirant (211) Nov 23, 2011 Florida
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    In Orlando, Ive seen 20.99 and 23.99... needless to say i passed.
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