Iowa beer distro news

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

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  1. Berg77

    Berg77 Aspirant (286) Nov 30, 2013 Iowa
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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.
     
  2. JediMatt

    JediMatt Initiate (79) Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    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

    Roudy1 Aspirant (230) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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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

    pepsican Aspirant (258) Nov 5, 2007 Iowa
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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

    Roudy1 Aspirant (230) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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    10-4. Makes sense...
     
  6. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (134) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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    Yeah, it's being postponed all across Iowa it seems.
     
  7. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (591) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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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?
     
  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Hopslam just hit CB
     
  9. pepsican

    pepsican Aspirant (258) Nov 5, 2007 Iowa
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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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  10. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (134) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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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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  11. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (709) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Picked mine up at Mills Civic at 9 AM
     
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  12. pepsican

    pepsican Aspirant (258) Nov 5, 2007 Iowa
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    $14.99 per six would be below cost :eek:
     
  13. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (134) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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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.
     
  14. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (709) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Is the wholesale cost actually equal to or greater than $60 a case?
     
  15. CavemanBrau

    CavemanBrau Initiate (179) Apr 5, 2013 Iowa
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    Got a case at Waterfront Hyvee. They had a nice stack.
     
  16. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (134) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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    Mind sharing what the bottle date is?
     
  17. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Iowa

    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

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (134) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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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

    pepsican Aspirant (258) Nov 5, 2007 Iowa
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    1/2/14 was the bottling on ours. Not nearly as bad as last year.
     
  20. Marcazi

    Marcazi Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2013 Iowa

    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.
     
  21. Marcazi

    Marcazi Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2013 Iowa

    Dahls has 3 cases at 20.99 a sixer too.
     
  22. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    01/03/14 in CB
     
  23. nickbman

    nickbman Aspirant (266) Feb 7, 2013 Iowa
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    just hit wheatsfield and picked up a sixer, gracias
     
  24. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Initiate (145) Feb 22, 2007 Iowa
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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.
     
  25. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Iowa

    Any stores get Hopslam bottles in CR yet?

    I see Parlor City has a keg and Red's in North Liberty.
     
  26. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Aspirant (228) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa
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    Truth
     
  27. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Aspirant (228) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa
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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.
     
  28. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Aspirant (230) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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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.
     
  29. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (709) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    a $7 bomber would be about $23 as a sixer.
     
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  30. jkwikkel

    jkwikkel Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Iowa

    I'm assuming they made a lot more. It even made it all the way up to NW Iowa.
     
  31. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (226) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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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

    Berg77 Aspirant (286) Nov 30, 2013 Iowa
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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.
     
  33. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Iowa

    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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  34. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (134) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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    Thanks for the update man!
     
  35. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Aspirant (230) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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    If Mt. Vernon Road Hy Vee has Hopslam the world might end soon.
     
  36. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (134) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa
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    Benz just posted they got theirs.
     
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  37. BarleyBahls

    BarleyBahls Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Iowa

    MV Road HY Vee had about two cases at 12:30 PM on their endcap, I about lost it.
     
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  38. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Aspirant (230) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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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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  39. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Iowa

    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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