Hopslam 5L mini kegs this year?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Gritsak, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. Gritsak

    Gritsak Devotee (401) Jan 22, 2004 West Virginia

    Does anyone know if the 5L mini kegs of hopslam will be released again this year? I picked a couple up last year in mid-January, but have not seen or heard anything about them this year. I tried emailing Bell's a few days ago, but haven't heard back yet.

    EDIT: just came across a RB thread that says they won't be coming out this year. Anyone confirm?
     
  2. kort27

    kort27 Aspirant (208) Apr 23, 2009 Illinois
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    I was told no by a few different retailers, but that was about a month ago.
     
  3. Spamsammich

    Spamsammich Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2010 Illinois

    Our distributor said they will not be getting any this year.
     
  4. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    They were going to, but then realized the beer was already stale when the fermenting process finished.
     
  5. Holiday1072

    Holiday1072 Initiate (158) Nov 18, 2008 Michigan

    None this year
     
  6. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    None at all :slight_frown:
     
  7. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Confirmed.
     
  8. sisterthelonious

    sisterthelonious Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    Local shop swears they're getting some in on Monday. Can't possibly be true...
     
  9. core42

    core42 Devotee (477) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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  10. core42

    core42 Devotee (477) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    From Bellsbeer.com:

    Q: Will there be Hopslam mini-kegs?

    A: No there will not.
     
  11. sisterthelonious

    sisterthelonious Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    "I'll bet those mini-keg make the beer taste terrible!" -Grandpa George
     
  12. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    "No George, it's seconds that make the beer taste horrible. Drink up."
     
  13. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (566) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Talking to a couple of Bell's employees a couple of months ago about the Hopslam mini kegs and they said no way every again, too many Hopslam Mini Kegs fight stories, lol.
     
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  14. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    I still have my empty one from a few years ago. FT: empty hopslam minikeg ISO: full hopslam minikeg
     
  15. mitchellandvanessa

    mitchellandvanessa Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Wisconsin

    My rep said there was an SKU for the mini's. Will see next week.
     
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  16. atone315

    atone315 Savant (933) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Nothing like digging up a 2 year old thread and continuing on right where they left off.
     
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  17. sisterthelonious

    sisterthelonious Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    Some of us weren't on here two years ago. And hey, when a shop I trust says "We're getting mini kegs," I think it's fair to post/discuss about it on here. If nothing else, it's a prime example of how disorganized beer distribution is in Milwaukee.
     
  18. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,097) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    This seems fairly definitive /thread
     
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  19. Westuh

    Westuh Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012 Wisconsin

    As did ours.... We ordered 5 cases of it. Lets see if it shows up!
     
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  20. sisterthelonious

    sisterthelonious Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    it's exciting, either way. i'll take hopslam in any container.
     
  21. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (566) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Not going to happen, I would bet money on it.
     
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  22. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Definitely not happening.
     
  23. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (391) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    On Bell's website, it flat out says there will not be any mini-kegs of hopslam this year. I think it's pretty definitive.
     
  24. antzman

    antzman Aspirant (208) Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    I just ordered 5 cases of Westy 12 5 Liters..... I think I have about the same chance as you do getting Hopslam 5 Liters.
     
  25. Bogforce

    Bogforce Disciple (336) Sep 2, 2010 Ohio

    Had it on tap in Columbus last night. This could be my favorite batch yet.
     
  26. atone315

    atone315 Savant (933) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Was more of a joke than anything...I didn't even notice the dates on the original posts until I went back and re-read.
     
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