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Bell’s Hopslam Ships The Month. The Brewery Answers Questions

Bell’s Hopslam is nearly ready to be released. The brewery has reached out to answer a few questions ahead of launch.

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: When will it be available at the Eccentric Café/Bell’s General Store in downtown Kalamazoo?

A: You can keep an eye on our Draft Cam as well as the Café’s Facebook page.

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.

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