Bell’s Hopslam 2014 Release
HOPSLAM RELEASE TIME! It’s January, which means the hop craze begins. People have started asking about the release date and I’ve done a little bit of homework already. Also, Bell’s has started to leak out some release information.
Officially, they say it ships to Ohio the week of 1/13 and Kentucky the week of 1/20. My sources tell me it will be available for purchase/consumption 1/20 or later in Ohio and the week of 2/6 in Kentucky.
There aren’t any official Cincinnati-area releases posted but don’t be surprised if it makes an appearance at Cincy Winter Beerfest. If distribution is similar to last year you’ll be able to find it at Whole Foods, Jungle Jim’s, Dutch’s, and other better beer stores. Also, last year saw a pretty wide distribution and it was available broadly after the initial release so let’s hope that trend continues.
Shortly behind this will hopefully be the release of Black Note, their very taste bourbon barrel imperial stout.
I will be sure to update this thread as I know more.
LET THE HOPSLAM MADNESS BEGIN!
1/24/14: A Tavola pizza in OTR is tapping a keg tonight
1/22/14: Rapid Run Carryout in Delhi gets their delivery today
Marty’s Hops n Vines has it
Everything’s D’Vine gets it Friday, limit 3 bottles per person
WG Kitchen and Bar Rookwood has it
1/20/14: Mason Whole Foods has it on the floor $17.99/6pk
Macs On The Pike will have it on draft Thursday (1/23)
Both Jungle Jim’s locations have it, limit 2 6pks per person
Jeff’s Marathon got 25 cases
O’Bryan’s Wines got 20 cases
Country Fresh Market has it, limit 1 6pk per person
Hyde Park Wine & Spirits has it according to their FB page
Cappy’s has it GONE!
Root Cellar has a few cases
Whole Foods Rookwood
1/15/14: All three Ohio Keystone locations will be pouring Hopslam Monday 1/20 at 5PM.
1/12/14: Whole Foods Mason expects to have it on the floor by noon on 1/20