Hopslam Arrives

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Bell’s Hopslam makes it’s return this week and it’s just in time because this January could really use a hop infusion. And for the first time ever Hopslam will be available in mini kegs. Beware: That much Hopslam needs to be shared since it is 10 % ABV.

Hopslam is ranked as the #3 American Double / Imperial IPA by Beer Advocate and #4 byRatebeer. It is hoppy and big tasting without being heavy. The citrus hops and the warming alcohol tricks you into thinking you are vacationing in the tropics. Not thirsty yet? Here is Bell’s description of Hopslam from their website…

Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

Some places had their release parties last night  but for the most part it won’t be available in Monroe till Friday. But I did put in a phone call and found out that it will go on tap tonight (January 10, 2011) at  Harbor Inn and Ale. Needless to say that we are eating there tonight.

Below is some good reads that will tie you over until you can get a glass of it…



6 thoughts on “Hopslam Arrives

  1. You can get a pint at Hermanns Olde Town Grill in Plymouth. And while you’re there stop into Liberty Street Brewing Co to sober up with a pint of Pub House Brown at 3.3% abv.

  2. The Liberty pub house brown is really good. I have to confess that I avoided it because of the low ABV. I tried it last week at the Brew Bubbas event and loved it!

  3. Wow… I never thought I’d be excited about getting sent on business to Kalamazoo in January… I can’t wait to compare to Nugger Nectar

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