(Galesburg,MI) – Bell’s Brewery shares details and answers anticipated FAQs on the 2015 winter release of Hopslam. Of note, it will hit California for the first time, but where exactly? Find out right here.
January may be cold, but we have something to help warm you up on the inside – HOPSLAM!
Below are a few answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about our limited double IPA.
Q: Is there more this year?
A: We try to brew more every year, although it will still be limited.
Q: When/where will Hopslam be available?
A: As with all of our beers, that too will also depend on when our distributors from each area are able to pick it up at our brewery, then deliver it to its final destination. Hopslam will make its way to all states we currently distribute to including southern California (but only in Imperial and San Diego counties this year).
Here is how shipping schedules breakdown by state (please note, this is when shipping begins).
Week of Jan. 12: Michigan and Missouri
Week of Jan. 19: Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania and California
Week of Jan. 26: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Puerto Rico and Arizona
Week of Feb. 2: Minnesota, North Dakota and Indiana
Other ways to get this year’s Hopslam –
• Check our website’s Event Calendar for Hopslam events (we will be adding them as details are finalized).
• Our Beer Finder: Please keep in mind, the beer will have to travel first to our distributors and then make its way to bars, restaurants and retailers. Please be patient when checking with your local establishment and remember to call ahead before heading out the door.
Q: Will there be Hopslam mini-kegs?
A: Sorry, no mini-kegs this year.
Q: Can I buy a keg for my home bar/kegerator?
A: (Again) Sorry, no. As in past years, all kegs are reserved for bars and restaurants. We want to be able to spread as much of this beer to as many people as possible.
Q: Can I save or cellar this beer for later/when a friend from out of town visits/other special occasion?
A: There are some beers that we brew that are meant to be cellared, Expedition Stout and Third Coast Old Ale for instance. Hopslam is not one of those.
Hopslam is meant to be enjoyed as fresh as possible. Please drink it.