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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:07 pm

Happened to do some googling just now and I guess it was a timely search. Sounds like it's just rolling off the lines and starting to ship. Not a huge craft brew guy but I like hopslam and try to get a few sixers every year if I can. If you hear about any making the rounds in metro detroit, post about it please.
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Post by Turtleneck on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:21 pm

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Happened to do some googling just now and I guess it was a timely search. Sounds like it's just rolling off the lines and starting to ship. Not a huge craft brew guy but I like hopslam and try to get a few sixers every year if I can. If you hear about any making the rounds in metro detroit, post about it please.

Was it 1976 when you started this thread?

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Post by NigelUno on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:22 pm

Haven't seen any yet.

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Post by Turtleneck on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:27 pm

NigelUno wrote:Haven't seen any yet.

Have you been looking for it?

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Post by NigelUno on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:28 pm

Turtleneck wrote:
NigelUno wrote:Haven't seen any yet.

Have you been looking for it?

You are kind of nosy.

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Post by Turtleneck on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:36 pm

NigelUno wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:

Have you been looking for it?

You are kind of nosy.

How do you know you have not seen it if you have not been looking for it?

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Post by NigelUno on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:42 pm

Turtleneck wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

You are kind of nosy.

How do you know you have not seen it if you have not been looking for it?

How do you know I haven't been looking for it, and have not seen it?

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Post by Turtleneck on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:46 pm

How do you know you did not see it while you were not looking for it?


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Post by NigelUno on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:49 pm

Turtleneck wrote:How do you know you you did not see it while you were not looking for it?

Dude. Shut the fuck up.

This is a serious thread. You don't have to highjack it with your stupid bullshit. WBH is going to get mad.

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Post by Turtleneck on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:53 pm


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Post by tGreenWay on Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:47 pm

Bumpus. Anyone see it at the Meijers on Lake Landing Road yet? I don't want to drive all the way to the other side of town just to pick some up at Horrock.
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Post by tGreenWay on Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:48 pm

*LANSING
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Post by tGreenWay on Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:55 pm

Bump. Somebody please answer me. Make one up if you have to. I'm thirsty.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:58 pm

I saw it there Greenway.
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Post by tGreenWay on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:01 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:I saw it there Greenway.

Thanks. I'll head up there tonight.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:03 pm

tGreenWay wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:I saw it there Greenway.

Thanks. I'll head up there tonight.

Excellent.
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Post by tGreenWay on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:07 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Thanks. I'll head up there tonight.

Excellent.


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Post by The Pantry on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:45 pm

Know I can count on a case. It's the second case that requires hunting down.
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Post by Turtleneck on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:52 pm

I saw it there Greenway.

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Post by CORNER BLITZ on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:55 pm

Toms in Okemos has 6packs and mini kegs
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Re: Hopslam

Post by Herbie Green on Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:45 am

I just bought a 6 pack for $79.99. I cracked one open tonight OMG it is f***ing amazing.
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Post by xsanguine on Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:16 am

Herbie Green wrote:I just bought a 6 pack for $79.99. I cracked one open tonight OMG it is f***ing amazing.

That's pretty expensive.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:05 pm

I haven't had a chance to go check out stores like I did last year as my oldest was sick this week and home with me most days, plus half days the past two days. It sounds like a lot of the allotment in M.D. went to Meijer stores and Busch's. I got a chance to meet some friends for a beer tonight in R.O. and the guy who owns the bar told me he got two barrels. I had one and it was pretty good. I stopped at a party store on the way home for some vodka and mentioned it and the dude went off about how stingy Bells is with the allotments they're sending to party stores. Whatever, I don't really care that much I guess.
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:12 pm

Herbie Green wrote:I just bought a 6 pack for $79.99. I cracked one open tonight OMG it is f***ing amazing.


Mine only cost $16.99. I'll bet it's not nearly as tasty as yours.
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Re: Hopslam

Post by Nordic on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:37 pm

I like a good IPA.  Hopslam is good... I wouldn't turn it down. But it is Disney movie  type hype release.  Just like Oberon...which I happen to love. Bell's makes great beers...probably the best.  But they also know great marketing.

The best IPA IMO is Dripa from Kuhnhenn (google it).

Yeah I know I'm being snobby and it doesn't fit the current narrative... but stop in Kuhnhenn anytime...any season...any day and give it a whirl.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:40 pm

Kuhnhenn is that joint on Mound in Warren right? Never been there. Do they sell it in stores? I don't try a lot of this stuff. Yes, a big deal was made of Hopslam and I was able to grab some a few years ago. I thought it was really good and try to get it every year if I can.
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Post by Nordic on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:01 am

Yeah. Mound and Chicago Dr(?)... just north of 12 mile.  It used to be (and still looks like) an old hardware store.

WBH Longstory time....

My old man worked at the GM Tech Center for yearrrrssssssss. We would always take that side street to get to his office (whenever I would go with him for some reason or another) and I remember that building distinctly.

A buddy of mine turned me on to Dripa and I loved it. But I had no idea it was made in Michigan.  I drove by their place a thousand times (obv now work in the auto industry) without ever knowing it was there. Still looks like a hardware store.  Walk in and you get weird stares from Dripa'ed out potheads. They have zero marketing awareness.  Weird place for sure. But worth getting a growler or three.

They don't bottle, as far as I know.  But some places will have it on tap.  Bar Louie is one.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:08 am

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Post by Nordic on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:24 am

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:ptsmktg

#4life
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Re: Hopslam

Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:26 am

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Re: Hopslam

Post by Nordic on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:30 am

Hopefully I can retire before having an aneurysm

Current odds +150 on the aneurysm
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Post by tGreenWay on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:36 am

First impressions from an uneducated, non-snobby beer swiller:
•Still enjoy it out of bottles more than these cans.
•The taste seems like it's flatter than the past couple of years.
•Has a stronger bitter taste than the past couple of years, especially at the back end.
•Good taste and full flavor. The batch from two years ago is still tops, IMO, but this is good stuff.
•At 10% abv, it gets you where you want to go.
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Post by Nordic on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:46 am

tGreenWay wrote:First impressions from an uneducated, non-snobby beer swiller:
•Still enjoy it out of bottles more than these cans.
•The taste seems like it's flatter than the past couple of years.
•Has a stronger bitter taste than the past couple of years, especially at the back end.
•Good taste and full flavor. The batch from two years ago is still tops, IMO, but this is good stuff.
•At 10% abv, it gets you where you want to go.

Good review.

One thing I will say about Bell's is no batch ever tastes the same.  Which is good IMO.  Unique is good.  The first batches of Oberon last spring tasted like Bush Lite (I know many others had the same narrative)... by mid-July it was tasting realllllly good.

FWIW Two Hearted and Oberon taste sweet good out of cans.
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Post by tGreenWay on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:55 am

Nordic wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:First impressions from an uneducated, non-snobby beer swiller:
•Still enjoy it out of bottles more than these cans.
•The taste seems like it's flatter than the past couple of years.
•Has a stronger bitter taste than the past couple of years, especially at the back end.
•Good taste and full flavor. The batch from two years ago is still tops, IMO, but this is good stuff.
•At 10% abv, it gets you where you want to go.

Good review.

One thing I will say about Bell's is no batch ever tastes the same.  Which is good IMO.  Unique is good.  The first batches of Oberon last spring tasted like Bush Lite (I know many others had the same narrative)... by mid-July it was tasting realllllly good.

FWIW Two Hearted and Oberon taste sweet good out of cans.


Agree completely. And I'll have to give Two Hearted in cans a try.
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Post by The Pantry on Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:22 am

Nordic wrote:Yeah. Mound and Chicago Dr(?)... just north of 12 mile.  It used to be (and still looks like) an old hardware store.

WBH Longstory time....

My old man worked at the GM Tech Center for yearrrrssssssss. We would always take that side street to get to his office (whenever I would go with him for some reason or another) and I remember that building distinctly.

A buddy of mine turned me on to Dripa and I loved it. But I had no idea it was made in Michigan.  I drove by their place a thousand times (obv now work in the auto industry) without ever knowing it was there. Still looks like a hardware store.  Walk in and you get weird stares from Dripa'ed out potheads. They have zero marketing awareness.  Weird place for sure. But worth getting a growler or three.

They don't bottle, as far as I know.  But some places will have it on tap.  Bar Louie is one.
Kuhnhenn is North of 13 Mile where Chicago Road runs into Mound...my youth stomping grounds.  High school and first two jobs were within very short walking distance.  Went to the hardware store many times with my dad as a kid...forget what the place was called. Store occupied only the South side of the building.  Think the North end started as a gas station way back.  Recall it becoming a VW beetle repair place for a while...pretty weird less than half a mile from the GM Tech Center.  

Not much left in old downtown Warren except the funeral home, the attorney's office, and the brewery.
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Post by Tim Wakefield on Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:40 pm

Generally not a fan of IPAs, but I just got two at Peppino's in EL. Surprised how good I feel after these lol

It tastes bad but I like the beer, if that makes sense. Might come back after the game and have a few more
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:53 pm

peppino's/fieldhouse can't count to 52
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Post by Tim Wakefield on Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:56 pm

Slowest service of my life.
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Post by Nordic on Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:37 pm

Tim Wakefield wrote:Generally not a fan of IPAs, but I just got two at Peppino's in EL. Surprised how good I feel after these lol

It tastes bad but I like the beer, if that makes sense. Might come back after the game and have a few more

That first blast of hops can be rough sometimes. But you'll soon start to crave it.
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Post by Nordic on Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:39 pm

The Pantry wrote:
Nordic wrote:Yeah. Mound and Chicago Dr(?)... just north of 12 mile.  It used to be (and still looks like) an old hardware store.

WBH Longstory time....

My old man worked at the GM Tech Center for yearrrrssssssss. We would always take that side street to get to his office (whenever I would go with him for some reason or another) and I remember that building distinctly.

A buddy of mine turned me on to Dripa and I loved it. But I had no idea it was made in Michigan.  I drove by their place a thousand times (obv now work in the auto industry) without ever knowing it was there. Still looks like a hardware store.  Walk in and you get weird stares from Dripa'ed out potheads. They have zero marketing awareness.  Weird place for sure. But worth getting a growler or three.

They don't bottle, as far as I know.  But some places will have it on tap.  Bar Louie is one.
Kuhnhenn is North of 13 Mile where Chicago Road runs into Mound...my youth stomping grounds.  High school and first two jobs were within very short walking distance.  Went to the hardware store many times with my dad as a kid...forget what the place was called. Store occupied only the South side of the building.  Think the North end started as a gas station way back.  Recall it becoming a VW beetle repair place for a while...pretty weird less than half a mile from the GM Tech Center.  

Not much left in old downtown Warren except the funeral home, the attorney's office, and the brewery.

Yeah, 13 mile not 12 mile. Definitely google map it if you've never been there otherwise you'll blow right by it.
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