Hopslam 24.99 A Six-Pack?

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  1. OldhouseRecs

    OldhouseRecs Disciple (321) Aug 3, 2012 North Carolina
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    I paid $25 (tax included) in far eastern NC. I guees it beats driving 90 miles to Raleigh (the closest market to get hopslam).
  2. teal

    teal Initiate (78) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    14.99 - checked tonight. All you could carry too, no restrictions.
  3. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (171) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    That has nothing to do with Bells. Their wholesale price is $12.50 a sixer. The store is being a douche and marking it up to $28. So THEY can S, D, L, and B.
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  4. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I would say 9.99. This years brew was sub par from previous years.
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  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I heard it's because his baseball team does Spring training in AZ and he likes to drink his beer when he's out there watching the games.
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  6. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    $16-18 here in Minny. I'm not at liberty to give out cost from the distributor, but $16 is average here, with a 33% markup.
  7. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    If you're in a place where Bells doesn't get regular distribution, I could see a case getting made. Like, Any Firestone Walker product I find here in PIttsburgh I know I'm going to pay like a 50% markup for it but I'm fine with it - my only other option is ordering it from an online store and with shipping and blah blah, I'd rather just pay the extra. But in St. Louis with a Bells product? That's just someone gouging, which isn't illegal, but highly unethical to the point I'd probably not go to that joint any more. There's supply and demand and then there's just bad business practice.
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  8. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    True story...and why Oberon is available there year round. I believe the Spring Training in Arizona has something to do with the creation of Oarsman but I could be wrong.
  9. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Virginia

    It is a high price. While that is some serious douchebaggery, it is not illegal. Plus they will still have no problems selling it.
  10. MaxOhle

    MaxOhle Devotee (419) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois

    Get it for 16.99 at my store
  11. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (216) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I'll take your word for it. I thought it was good but I didn't notice anything particularly special about it. Nothing that would make people go apeshit for sure.
  12. PatrickJamesMulcahy

    PatrickJamesMulcahy Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Minnesota

    Sounds like you should find a new bottle shop.
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  13. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (4,239) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    What makes Hopslam so expensive compared to other DIPAs anyway? What is it that makes it so special?
  14. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It's not worth the 18 bucks I paid.
  15. Rogorama

    Rogorama Disciple (335) Sep 4, 2012 Indiana
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    still better than dropping $35 for each bottle of BA FFF!
  16. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    That's criminal. I've seen the singles done at that, but $42 a six pack? Eff that
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  17. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (383) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    This makes it difficult to even trade for Hopslam. After shipping it be like >$30
    "ISO: $17 Hopslam"
  18. Hammerknocker

    Hammerknocker Initiate (134) Aug 30, 2008 North Carolina

    If they can sell it for $24.99, then that's pretty smart for the seller. Supply and demand, folks. I paid $15.99 for a sixer in NC and I am very happy. I think its excellent this year. Try it on tap if you can find it. Delicious.
  19. Hammerknocker

    Hammerknocker Initiate (134) Aug 30, 2008 North Carolina

    Lagunitas Sucks is almost as good as Hopslam and only $8.49 a sixer...a much better buy. Just don't let it get too old...the flavor fades.
  20. Jason311

    Jason311 Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2012 Virginia

    It's all about supply and demand. Supply stays roughly the same and the number of markets that Bell's is in now adds to that. If price bothers you, you can always go to a local restaurant and grab a single one for around $6-$7 each instead.
  21. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Everyone hypes up beers to everyone they know------>beer blows out of stores.

    Next year, shop increases price.
  22. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,042) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Here in Erie, some stores broke it all down into singles selling it for $6 a bottle. That's $36 a 6pk! They can keep it. There's a reason that I drive over the border into Ohio to buy much of my beer.
  23. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    I paid $21 and didn't mind it too much. Yes, it was a few dollars more than most on here are paying. But it's a fantastic beer that only comes out once a year. I'll pay my share to enjoy this year's batch, just as I did last year and will do again the next one. The price is fair enough that I'll buy one six pack and be content.

    God knows, I've paid more for beer that I ended up not enjoying nearly as much.
  24. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (926) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    The beer is barely worth $12 in my opinion. Avoid.
  25. DyingBreed

    DyingBreed Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 Indiana

    $17.99 Here in Indy
  26. solo103

    solo103 Disciple (378) Apr 8, 2012 Florida
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    Its going for around 19 after tax her in Jacksonville Fl
  27. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    I can't buy it where I live so I don't feel bad for you
  28. menso1981

    menso1981 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013

    If you like it then it is worth it.
    I wouldnt pay thàt much unless it was a BA beer or a special release
  29. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Lol, illegal? Is this a serious question?
  30. kendrid

    kendrid Initiate (183) Jan 31, 2009 Illinois

    I saw it here in the NW Chicago burbs for $22 today. I bought it weeks ago for $17.

    The same store had BCBS coffee for $26 a bottle. The have a case of it and probably will for a long time.
  31. beachfirebrews

    beachfirebrews Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    For $24.99 you're buying $12.99 worth of beer and $12.00 worth of hype and 6 of the coolest caps around. great beer...but not worth the price. I can think if several DIPAs that are the same quality but sell for less than half the price. Southern Tier 2X IPA and Lagunitas Sucks come to mind.
  32. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,487) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Just paid 16 dollars for a six pack in PA. Best deal around and the closest to case price (62 dollars)

    Bottled two weeks ago but drinks fantastic.
  33. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Exactly my sentiment. Sure, there are some beers of similar quality for less money. And I buy my share of those as well.
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