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Where can I find HopSlam?

juice Jan 30, 2009 10:10 AM

Dying to try this stuff and have scoured a good portion on Philly to find it. It was not at Total Wine or the Foodery. You cannot get it at a local distributor and I don't feel like driving out to Wayne or suburbia. Help a brother out.

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    cwdonald RE: juice Jan 31, 2009 05:33 AM

    Which foodery did you check?

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      coolgeek RE: juice Feb 1, 2009 01:50 PM

      You don't see Bell's much in Philly. Try emailing the brewery

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        Bigley9 RE: juice Feb 2, 2009 09:26 AM

        Bells is participating in Beer Week in early March

        Did you check Society Hill Beverage? They have a great selection and will order for you

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          Buckethead RE: juice Feb 2, 2009 09:43 AM

          You can get at least 4 different varieties of Bell's at the new Bella Vista beverage on 11th north of Washington Ave. When I was there a month or so ago they had the Porter, Cherry Stout, one of the ales, and another type that they were out of at the moment.

          ETA: I just called Bella Vista, they said they were shipped four cases of Hopslam when it came out and sold out of it very fast. He said that your best bet is to go straight to the wholesaler, which is Shangy's in Emmaus, PA. The guy at BV said they have 'stacks and stacks' of it there, but obviously if you're going to make the trek to Emmaus you should call Shangy's first..

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            juice RE: Buckethead Feb 2, 2009 09:57 AM

            Thanks BH. (cwdonald: I went to the Foodery in N Liberties). SH Beverage has a great selection but no luck. I'll give Shangy's a call. I'm pumped about beer week. I'll be at the 6pm craft fest tasting.

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              Bigley9 RE: juice Feb 2, 2009 10:07 AM

              Bell's is at Bishop's Collar on Friday March 6. 13 Bell's beers on tap and the owner of Bell's in attendance


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                Buckethead RE: Bigley9 Feb 2, 2009 10:18 AM

                Thirteen Bell's on draft!!

                It looks like he's heading over to St. Stephen's Green after the Bishop's Collar, the beer week site says he'll be there at 9:30 and that "All 12 taps will be pouring Bell's Beers, including the Hopslam, the outstanding double IPA."

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                  juice RE: Buckethead Feb 3, 2009 09:03 AM

                  Good Stuff. Thanks!

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            Saddleoflamb RE: juice Feb 2, 2009 09:51 AM

            Where I live Whole Foods was the first to have it........great Ale, but pricey at $16.99 a six.

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              Dave H RE: juice Feb 4, 2009 07:17 AM

              Waywood Beverage in Kennett Square--BEST selection of Bell's, but sorry, in the burbs.

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                cwdonald RE: juice Feb 4, 2009 08:51 AM

                Got an email today from Isaac Newton's in Newtown that they will be tapping a keg of it this week. Bit out of your area but might be worth the trip.

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                  ClockworkOrange RE: cwdonald Feb 4, 2009 12:10 PM

                  Quotations Pub in Media claims to have Hopslam on tap for the entire month of Feb.

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