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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Berg77

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    I think most HyVee stores in DSM got 5 cases each. I was lucky enough to be at Mills Civic when TG got there and they were letting people get 4 at a time. My guess is that with today being a holiday for a lot of people it sold a bit faster than other days.
     
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    I know Ankeny #2 was limiting it to 2 bottles per person and still sold out pretty much immediately. Pretty crazy. But we've gotten two Sue deliveries in Des Moines in what, 2 months? Can't complain too much. Please keep it coming, TG! :)
     
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  3. Roudy1

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    Coralville Hy Vee just posted that Hopslam is coming tomorrow to them due to the weather. Is this the same everywhere or no? An inch of snow keeps J Bros down?
     
  4. pepsican

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    The trucks they drive are not temperature controlled. I won't speak on J Bros part but if they are canceling stops it's probably because it is -10 this morning more than it is the snow.
     
  5. Roudy1

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    10-4. Makes sense...
     
  6. HawkeyeNation

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    Yeah, it's being postponed all across Iowa it seems.
     
  7. BottleCaps80

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    DSM wasn't scheduled to get Hopslam until Wednesday to begin with, wonder if this will delay the shipment here until Thursday?
     
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    Hopslam just hit CB
     
  9. pepsican

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    Just hit john's. Our distributor let us know only 1 of the 3 trucks bringing hopslam was able to make it last night. Apparently the interstate was closed off between here and Des Moines, which made a one way trip to Iowa City take 12 hours. They said most of Iowa City should get some, as well as a few stores in Cedar Rapids. Everyone else should get it tomorrow.
     
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    One case limit I see, too. Much better than last years allotments! @ $19.99 each though, that's a bit steep, compared to the $14.99-$16.99 I've been seeing reported :/
     
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    Picked mine up at Mills Civic at 9 AM
     
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  12. pepsican

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    $14.99 per six would be below cost :eek:
     
  13. HawkeyeNation

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    I'm not saying it's anything to do with your guys' pricing, just saying our state's costs vs others is higher.
     
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    Is the wholesale cost actually equal to or greater than $60 a case?
     
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    Got a case at Waterfront Hyvee. They had a nice stack.
     
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    Mind sharing what the bottle date is?
     
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    Oakland Hyvee just got the terrible news.

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to move our Bells Hopslam Event to Friday, January 24th from 4:30 to 6:30. With the weather, trucks were delayed from Des Moines and product will be coming in later than expected.
     
  18. HawkeyeNation

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    I read that. Hoping Benz will get theirs late. Otherwise, hopefully Johncy's will pull through when I go home.
     
  19. pepsican

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    1/2/14 was the bottling on ours. Not nearly as bad as last year.
     
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    Ames report. Cyclone sold out. Wheatsfield has 2 cases left for 19.99 a sixer. both hy vees look to have plenty right now at 24.99 a sixer.
     
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    Dahls has 3 cases at 20.99 a sixer too.
     
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    01/03/14 in CB
     
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    just hit wheatsfield and picked up a sixer, gracias
     
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    Had some Hopslam at a bar today. Really good this year. I'm not going to chase $20 six packs but a pint is good enough for me.
     
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    Any stores get Hopslam bottles in CR yet?

    I see Parlor City has a keg and Red's in North Liberty.
     
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    Truth
     
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    Packaged versions will be hitting Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City today. The kegs were delivered by one of the reps in their personal vehicle to those places yesterday.
     
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    Did they make more Hopslam this year or did we just get a lot more? 19.99 a sixer is crazy but it is what it is.
     
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    a $7 bomber would be about $23 as a sixer.
     
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    I'm assuming they made a lot more. It even made it all the way up to NW Iowa.
     
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    16.99 or 18.66 with tax for Hopslam up here in MN. A friend got theirs at Cyclone in Ames for 24.90 after tax. I was shocked. I had used to be a pretty loyal/regular at Cyclone in Ames when I lived in Iowa, but thats just robbery.
     
  32. Berg77

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    Can't believe Ames is charging so much for Hopslam! I thought it was steep at $19.99 + tax in Des Moines. Since they were limiting to a 6-pack at HyVee Fleur, I asked if they'd get more. They said there was a chance they'd get more in sometime later, but had no idea what the odds were, or when it might be.
     
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    Update for you CR Hopslam Hunters

    Marion Hyvee - they have it and its up for grabs as of 2 minutes ago.

    Blairs ferry / center point Corner Hyvee - Dude told me they will have it at 3 - 3:30 today.

    Edgewood Hyvee - Only for reserves. Even though they are visibly out in the open behind the counter. Put them away Edgewood Hyvee. I don't want to get trolled into thinking I can buy Hopslam.

    Johnson Hyvee - holding for Release party on Tuesday.

    Oakland Hyvee - release party Friday.

    Wilson Hyvee - sold all theirs last night (speculation, not confirmed)

    Mt Vernon Hyvee - Supposidly have some, but I couldn't confirm.

    Benz - Idk, I hate that store.
     
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    Thanks for the update man!
     
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    If Mt. Vernon Road Hy Vee has Hopslam the world might end soon.
     
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    Benz just posted they got theirs.
     
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    MV Road HY Vee had about two cases at 12:30 PM on their endcap, I about lost it.
     
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    Heard a rumor that LAVA Fusion on the north side of Cedar Rapids has $5 pints of Hopslam and also 2 for 1s...
     
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    I had someone call them. They said they will have it Friday, BUT, they will not tap it until they kick one of their already tapped kegs. :eek:

    They do have 2 for 1s from 3-6 M-F.
     
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