Hopslam shipping to IA the week of January 26

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  1. Cyientist

    Cyientist Well-Known Member

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    Thank god for Untappd. I was thinking that I thought Hopslam was overrated but then I went back and looked at last year and saw that I loved the stuff. I guess 489 unique beers will do that to you.
     
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    It might have been you tried it in two separate years, causing the confusion. I know a year or two in there where it was not near as good as it had been in prior years. I don't believe I had any last year, so can't speak on that batch.
     
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    May be true. I rated the 2013 as 3.5 and the 2014 as 4.5. Probably has more to do with my palate than the beer itself.
     
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    Holy smokes, I have exactly 489 distinct check ins myself. I need to figure out something really good for #500! I had Hopslam on tap last year in Michigan, was fantastic. Glad to see Iowa is getting some, I just hope it's not old. I think they already bottled it...?
     
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    I won't make that mistake again. Waste of money for my weak palate.
     
  8. Cyientist

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    I think they bottled it last week so it should be good. That is one of the tricky things with the limited hoppy ones, I always want to save them but definitely are better when they are at their freshest.
     
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    Any IPA or double IPA is best drank right away. Michigan is not very far so we do get it very quickly. I have had it at their brewery and it is amazing too. Most sell it 20 or 22 a six pack and many sell it by the bottle.
     
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    Thanks! Now to plan my camping trip in front of Dirty John's awaiting its arrival.
     
  11. Entropy

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    Awesome news. I missed 2013, but got the 2012 and 2014 batches which were both excellent. Can't wait.
     
  12. Entropy

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    Where is a good place in CR to pick this up? Last year I was stopping by the Hy-Vee on 32nd damn near daily. I'm hoping for something on the west side of the city.
     
  13. huntt26

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    Excellent question. Benz usually gets stuff, but it disappears fast.
     
  14. Entropy

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    Yeah, I'm looking to try to find it off the beaten path so it's a bit easier to get. Time to start talking to the liquor dept. managers.
     
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    Benz or the HyVees is about it for CR

    If I see it, I'll definitely post on here or shoot you a PM.
     
  16. Entropy

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    I'll try to do the same. Thanks.
     
  17. Jacktronic

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    Called John's Grocery tonight (Iowa City), they said they expected it the first week in February, likely on Friday the 6th. Seems a bit late so I don't know if shipments are behind or what.
     
  18. AustinHawk

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    Red's has a sign up as you walk in announcing when they are tapping Hopslam, but for the life of me I can't remember the date. It may have been the 6th also.
     
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    Doesn't the liquor manager from the Oakland Road HyVee have it in tight with a smaller place in CR? Or am I making this up?
     
  20. Entropy

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    I don't know about that, but that's where I got Hopslam last year. Hoping to stop in today and see when they expect it to come in.
     

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