Bell's Brewery Hopslam

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Winter in the Midwest can be cold to the point where the idea of hibernating in one’s home for a few months starts to sound like a decent plan. Throwing a wrench in that plan is to have something wonderful to look forward to, something to help pass the cold days until spring arrives.

Enter the annual Bell’s Brewery Hopslam release. This incredibly drinkable double IPA is made with six different hop varietals and dry-hopped with a massive addition of Simcoe hops. Hopslam is an eagerly awaited release and the long lineup of release parties illustrate the popularity of this beer.

Starting with the very first release today in Bell’s hometown of Kalamazoo, MI there are 25+ opportunities in the next two weeks to wrap your lips around a glass of this year’s batch of Hopslam. Hopslam will continue to show up at more events through February and it will be available in 6-packs.

Michigan
1/24 Kalamazoo – Hopslam Firkin Tapping at Central City Tap House
1/25 Holland – Bell’s Tap Takeover at 8th Street Grille
1/25 Gaylord – Hopslam Tapping at Treetops Resort
1/30 Grand Blanc – Bell’s Tap Takeover at Little Joe’s
 
Illinois
1/24 Chicago – Hopslam Firkin Tapping at Binny’s South Loop Tasting Room
1/29 Mokena – Hopslam Firkin Tapping at Tribes Alehouse
1/31 O’Fallon – Hopslam Firkin Tapping at Global Brew Tap House & Lounge
2/1 Chicago – Hopslam Firkin Tapping at Small Bar
 
Indiana
1/24 Ft. Wayne – Hopslam Release Party at Dicky’s Wild Hare
1/25 Hammond – Hopslam Release Party at Flat Rock Tap
1/25 New Haven – Hopslam Release Party at Trion Tavern
 
Minnesota
1/27 Minneapolis/St. Paul – Hopslam Midnight Release Parties at Bryant Lake Bowl, The Bulldog NE, Bulldog Uptown, Stub-N-Herbs and Buster’s on 28th
1/28 Minneapolis/St. Paul – Hopslam Tappings at The Muddy Pig, Bulldog Lowertown, 3 Squares, Bulldog Downtown
1/28 – 1/30 St. Cloud – Hopslam Pub Crawl to DB Searle’s, Boulder Tap House and Old Capitol Tavern
1/29 Minneapolis – Tappin’ Tuesday at The Butcher & The Boar
1/31 Minneapolis – Bell’s IPA Night at Ginger Hop
2/1 St. Peter – “Inundated” A Night of 21 Bell’s Beers at Patrick’s
2/1 Minneapolis – Hopslam Cask Tapping at Bulldog NE
2/5 Minneapolis – Hopslam Cask Tapping at Bryant Lake Bowl
2/6 St. Paul – Hopslam Cask Tapping at The Muddy Pig
2/7 St. Paul – Hopslam Cask Tapping at Bulldog Lowertown
 
Missouri
1/28 Kansas City – Hopslam Firkin Tapping at Flying Saucer
1/30 St. Louis – Hopslam Firkin Tapping at iTap Soulard
 
Ohio
1/25 – 1/27 Cincinnati – Bell’s Night at Fries Cafe
1/26 Dayton – Multi-Tap Bell’s Event at Chappy’s
2/6 Rocky River & Bedford Heights – Bell’s Tap Takeover at Lizardville
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