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Jan 29, 2009



The Bell's website lists the following states as states that will carry Hopslam: FL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, VA, WI.

Do you if this is correct? Did you pick yours up in DC? I don't to drive to Virginia just for beer, even if it's this one.

Rob Rutledge

Yeah, I wondered about that part of the site: it has been available in DC for several years now, AJ, no worries. I know we have a few cases left, and I am sure at this point lots of places have still got a bit.


Where you see it so far?

Rob Rutledge

I haven't really been out and about in the city in the past few days, Evan, so no where in particular. The distributor literally just released the stuff on Wednesday, so any store that regularly stocks Bell's is sure to have gotten some. We have it at The Wine Specialist, and I have little doubt that Cairo in Dupont has some, and Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits is always a safe bet. I am told that this year the distributor has a relatively small supply, and is trying to dole it out as fairly as possible, so it should be pretty widely available in the very short term.

Rob Rutledge

Oh! And I would not be surprised to see Greg over at Birreria Paradiso put it on draught in the near future. At least, I HOPE he's snagged a couple kegs...


Yea, last year i bought a case or two at Chevy Chase Wine. I saw it at a whole foods as well. CC is closest for me, though i might check wine specialist. I assume no cases due to high demand


I just called Arrowine, and they'll be getting 15 cases this weekend. I reserved one, so make that 14. I've been waiting for this day for almost a year!


You can get almost ALL Bells bears at any Whole Foods. You can also get it at DVines in Columbia Heights or Adams Morgan. As a former Michigander, if you like this one, you HAVE to try Oberon when it comes out in the spring. It's the best :)


Thanks for the updates guys. I think that they have it at the Whole Foods in Reston, which is where i work. perfecto

Rob Rutledge

FYI for ya'll who live in Arlington, I just got back from the Whole Foods in Clarendon, and the Hopslam is in stock. The beer guy there told me they have about 15 cases, and are limiting each customer to a case apiece.


Rodman's on Wisconsin got the largest allocation of Hopslam in the DC area this year. There is a limit of two 6-packs per customer for right now.

Hill Rat

Does anyone know if Schneider's on the Hill is carrying this?


I picked up a six pack at D'Vines in Columbia Heights today as well. I also picked up an other sixer of Nugget Nectar to see how they stacked up against each other. Personally, I think the Nectar is better balanced, but it is an Imperial Amber and not a Double IPA. Both are highly recommended if you can find them though.


They had it on draft at Churchkey last week. Delicious!

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