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Hopslam in DC/NOVA

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by InfinityonTrial, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (77) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    In nail-biting anticipation.
     
  2. Howlader

    Howlader Defender (656) May 1, 2010 Alberta (Canada)

    I remember last year, the Tenleytown Whole Foods had it several days after the P Street location sold out
     
  3. dctriman

    dctriman Aspirant (284) May 18, 2012 Virginia
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    I'm sure it will be soon. My friend in K-zoo just shipped me my first 6-pack, which I am sure will be cracked open by 8 tonight.
     
  4. HighRedTide

    HighRedTide Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    I just spoke with Total Wine in Fredericksburg and they are saying two more weeks. Anybody in NOVA, DC, or MD hearing any sooner?
     
  5. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (825) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    Talked to the guy at Magruder's today. He said it could hit DC as soon as early next week.
     
  6. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (152) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    I stopped into Connecticut Ave last night. Al said he was expecting it sometime next week.
     
  7. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (77) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    There is no :dance: emoticon.
     
  8. BKArmstrong

    BKArmstrong Aspirant (270) Jan 21, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Hopslam is hitting Whole Foods in Arlington tomorrow. 1 sixer per customer. Will be located behind the cafe.

    Also as you probably already know, it will be at Churchkey on draft tomorrow after they open at 4pm.
     
  9. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (152) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Arrowine will have tomorrow as well, per their FB page.
     
  10. Allsmoke

    Allsmoke Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2007 Virginia

    Arrowine just got theirs, 25 cases

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  11. Allsmoke

    Allsmoke Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2007 Virginia

    Holy crap, Arrowine already down to their last case and a half from 25 this morning

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  12. BikeChef

    BikeChef Disciple (379) Dec 27, 2007 District of Columbia
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    Stopped by Bells Wine on M on the way to work and they had some. $30. I passed.
     
  13. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (77) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    Yeah Arrowine had a case and a half left when I left at noon.

    Wish I had more money to actually buy a case.
     
  14. MattNelson

    MattNelson Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2010 District of Columbia

    Sold out at Arrowine about an hour ago!

    Picked some up at Whole Foods Arlington while at lunch. $19.99. 1 six pack per person so should last a little longer.
     
  15. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,238) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    It kills me how the first appearance of this beer in dc area flys out of the shelves, then the second shipment comes out again and it will just sit there for weeks..
     
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  16. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (77) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    Is this released only as one batch, or do they brew a couple batches per release? I'm just figuring if it's one batch all bottled around the 15th a second shipment is going to be at least a month old by the time it gets here.
     
  17. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,238) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    They make a 2nd batch i believe
     
  18. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (825) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    I just picked up a 6 pack at Magruders, $22.99, 2 6-pack limit.
     
  19. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (152) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    I stopped at Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon) at about 6:00, and they had at least 12 cases left.
     
  20. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    Last year I purchased sixers from 2 different shipments, they were not bottled on the same day (I believe ~2 weeks apart)...this was in NoVA, fwiw.
     
  21. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (825) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    On my lunch break, I just saw a guy come out of the Yes Organic Market on 14th and V with 4 cases of Hopslam. I commented on it, and he said "It's all they had."
     
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  22. C20Percent

    C20Percent Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
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    I guess I'll stop by Vienna Whole Foods after work -- see if they have any.
     
  23. instantmessinger

    instantmessinger Initiate (154) Dec 15, 2007 District of Columbia
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    My wife said that the Whole Foods in Alexandria has about 10 cases as of a few minutes ago.
     
  24. guillemiro

    guillemiro Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2010 Maryland

    Still a few cases left as of a couple hours ago. Same price and limit.
     
  25. rhefter

    rhefter Initiate (151) Nov 10, 2009 Virginia

    TW Springfield got it in, $21.99. Also got a ton of Nugget Nectar in, wasn't expecting that.
     
  26. HighRedTide

    HighRedTide Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    Did they have any limit on it? TW in Fredericksburg told me they weren't going to limit it so I'm a bit nervous any will be left in the evening after work.
     
  27. rhefter

    rhefter Initiate (151) Nov 10, 2009 Virginia

    1 six pack per person.
     
  28. HighRedTide

    HighRedTide Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    Nice, hopefully the store here follows suit. They sold out of Enjoy By with the quickness.
     
  29. Sterlingbeerguy

    Sterlingbeerguy Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2010 Virginia

    Total Wine in Sterling has it on the floor. It is going fast though. No limit at this time.
     
  30. BMitch

    BMitch Initiate (170) Jul 10, 2012 Virginia
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    Wow really? That's pretty wild they would actually put it out instead of behind the counter. Sure it's gone by now, glad my brother already scored us a couple sixers from WF.

    Any sign of Nugget Nectar yet at TW Sterling?
     
  31. C20Percent

    C20Percent Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
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    I got there at 7PM. It was a two six pack limit at that point. They had about five and a half cases left. They had tons of NN.
     
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  32. cp45

    cp45 Crusader (737) Nov 20, 2012 New Jersey
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    TW Chantilly has it with a one 6 pack limit around $22...
     
  33. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    There was quite a bit (maybe 10 cases or so on the floor) of it at TW Fairfax last night as of ~8:30pm, 1 sixer per customer @ $21.99 each, bottled 1/15/13. They also had a bunch of super fresh NN, bottled 1/25/13.
     
  34. Rocklaunch

    Rocklaunch Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2007 Virginia

    got mine at whole foods fair lakes yesterday, its gone now tho
     
  35. C20Percent

    C20Percent Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 Virginia
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    If anybody is still looking, the Whole Foods in Reston is scheduled to get about 20 cases of it tomorrow. Limit one 6 pack per person.
     
  36. BradStokley

    BradStokley Disciple (347) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland
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    Don't waste your money on this stuff. Sucks > Tasmanian > Hopslam.
     
  37. HopSlamHokie

    HopSlamHokie Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 Virginia

    Completely agree. I have to believe they've changed the recipe. This year's has barely any hop aroma and nothing hides the 10% ABV. So many readily available, MUCH better DIPA options, including locals.

    That said if you gotta have it, the Giant on Columbia Pike near Walter Reed Drive (South Arlington) had a stack of 20 cases on the floor for $19.99/sixer with no limit.
     
  38. HopSlamHokie

    HopSlamHokie Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 Virginia

    And now I need to change my username... I picked it several years ago when this beer rocked my world. Disappointment now.
     
  39. guillemiro

    guillemiro Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2010 Maryland

    Talking about Tasmanian, Rodman's has it on the shelves. It is fantastic!
     
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  40. brennser

    brennser Initiate (169) Feb 22, 2010 District of Columbia
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    There are several complaints from DC folks in the broader Hopslam thread - I had my firs 2013 one today and hugely disappointed - having had this beer for the past 4/5 years this was by far the worst batch i've tasted - no hops at all - could we have a bad batch?
     
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