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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed 17 Feb 2016 - 23:16

Is pantry trying to say that less alcohol content is better? scratch
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Post by The Pantry on Thu 18 Feb 2016 - 7:38

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Is pantry trying to say that less alcohol content is better? scratch
For a session, that is correct. Plus, Gateway tastes much better.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 18 Feb 2016 - 7:48

The Pantry wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Is pantry trying to say that less alcohol content is better? scratch
For a session, that is correct. Plus, Gateway tastes much better.
I dig an All Day periodically. I typically keep them in stock in the summer. Great post-ride beer on the deck in the sun.

Meijer often has a 15 pack for $14.99.
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Post by The Pantry on Thu 25 Feb 2016 - 19:42

Found out a place a mile North and a little East somehow got more cases of Hopslam yesterday.

Stopped there after work today. They still had maybe 2-3 cases left. Bought a six without asking the price, partly because of the spinner Chaldean hottie that always wears yoga pants and has to bend over to get my cigarettes off the lowest shelf on the far side of the counter.

Bought some other stuff too. After thinking about it a bit I'm pretty sure that six cost $25.
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Post by y2kMgrad on Sun 7 Jan 2018 - 20:56

Bump. Anybody come across this year's batch yet? Supposedly it came out Wednesday and they've already started shipping. Checked Cascade Meijer on Friday night and again tonight but didn't see it yet. Can't wait!
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Post by The Pantry on Sun 7 Jan 2018 - 21:11

Stopped at Buscemi's a few days ago and asked when they'd be getting it. Said probably this week, Put my name and phone # on a list. They always call when stuff comes in.
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Post by y2kMgrad on Sun 7 Jan 2018 - 21:19

The Pantry wrote:Stopped at Buscemi's a few days ago and asked when they'd be getting it. Said probably this week, Put my name and phone # on a list. They always call when stuff comes in.

Nice. Seems like an earlier release this year for some reason. I'm not complaining though. I love it. I'll buy at least a couple cases again this year.
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Post by The Pantry on Sun 7 Jan 2018 - 21:30

y2kMgrad wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Stopped at Buscemi's a few days ago and asked when they'd be getting it. Said probably this week, Put my name and phone # on a list. They always call when stuff comes in.

Nice. Seems like an earlier release this year for some reason. I'm not complaining though. I love it. I'll buy at least a couple cases again this year.
You're lucky if you can land a couple cases. Most places around here been limiting purchases to a 6 or two the last few years.
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Post by y2kMgrad on Sun 7 Jan 2018 - 21:39

The Pantry wrote:
y2kMgrad wrote:

Nice. Seems like an earlier release this year for some reason. I'm not complaining though. I love it. I'll buy at least a couple cases again this year.
You're lucky if you can land a couple cases. Most places around here been limiting purchases to a 6 or two the last few years.

Meijer had two pallets of those 6 packs of cans. I bought 5 of them the first night I saw it, then went back the next day and bought 5 more.
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Post by The Pantry on Sun 7 Jan 2018 - 22:02

y2kMgrad wrote:
The Pantry wrote:You're lucky if you can land a couple cases. Most places around here been limiting purchases to a 6 or two the last few years.

Meijer had two pallets of those 6 packs of cans. I bought 5 of them the first night I saw it, then went back the next day and bought 5 more.
Forgot about the cans. Hope it's back in bottles this year.
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Post by pulling69 on Mon 8 Jan 2018 - 3:25

The Pantry wrote:
y2kMgrad wrote:

Meijer had two pallets of those 6 packs of cans. I bought 5 of them the first night I saw it, then went back the next day and bought 5 more.
Forgot about the cans. Hope it's back in bottles this year.

Nope, only retail is cans and 5L mini kegs.
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Post by y2kMgrad on Mon 8 Jan 2018 - 18:59

Picked up a case at Alpine Meijer tonight!
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Post by The Pantry on Mon 8 Jan 2018 - 19:14

y2kMgrad wrote:Picked up a case at Alpine Meijer tonight!
Nice. How would you compare it to previous years batches?

Don't ask why or how, but I recall the 2013 stuff being my favorite.

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Post by Nordic on Mon 8 Jan 2018 - 19:23

Hopslam is solid. But I don't get the hype. If it is in the store when I'm in the store, I might by a sixer. Otherwise... whatever.
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Post by tGreenWay on Mon 8 Jan 2018 - 19:54

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y2kMgrad wrote:Picked up a case at Alpine Meijer tonight!
Nice. How would you compare it to previous years batches?

Don't ask why or how, but I recall the 2013 stuff being my favorite.


Totally agree. That 2013 brew was wicked good.

Edit: '14 was pretty darn good, too. Truthfully, though, I've never had a bad year since buying Hopslam.
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Post by y2kMgrad on Mon 8 Jan 2018 - 20:55

The Pantry wrote:
y2kMgrad wrote:Picked up a case at Alpine Meijer tonight!
Nice. How would you compare it to previous years batches?

Don't ask why or how, but I recall the 2013 stuff being my favorite.


Just cracked my first one. I don't taste the honey as much this year. Only a hint of honey. I thought last year's batch had too a little too much honey to where I couldn't taste the hops. This year's batch is definitely different in that respect. You can easily taste the hops this year and it almost has more of a citrusy taste to it, like grapefruit or something. I didn't start drinking Hopslam until 2015 but it's boozy delicious as always. Enjoy!
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Post by The Pantry on Mon 8 Jan 2018 - 23:19

y2kMgrad wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Nice. How would you compare it to previous years batches?

Don't ask why or how, but I recall the 2013 stuff being my favorite.


Just cracked my first one. I don't taste the honey as much this year. Only a hint of honey. I thought last year's batch had too a little too much honey to where I couldn't taste the hops. This year's batch is definitely different in that respect. You can easily taste the hops this year and it almost has more of a citrusy taste to it, like grapefruit or something. I didn't start drinking Hopslam until 2015 but it's boozy delicious as always. Enjoy!
I remember the 2013 bottled batch being very hoppy and almost kind of dry...was really good. Had 2013 on tap also. Was a bit different. The hops were there but it tasted much boozier than the bottled stuff.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Thu 11 Jan 2018 - 23:09

y2k, what was Meijer selling them for?

Funny story, I went to a party store tonight (Buscemi's at Van Dyke S of 18 for Pantry) and as I was paying I spied some boxes of Hopslam in the back. I hadn't even been thinking about it, different stuff on my radar this year. I do really like it, though. So I said hey, do you have any available or is it all reserved? He said sure, how many do you want? 4? 5? 6? I said I'll take a case (4). No problem cousin! (if he only knew)

I did not even think about asking price. It wasn't until I signed the receipt that I realized they were priced at 23.99/6.

Oh well. In truth I don't have time to hunt this shit down and if they didn't have it at my local Kroger odds are I wouldn't be taking any home this year. Whatever.
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Post by y2kMgrad on Thu 11 Jan 2018 - 23:21

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:y2k, what was Meijer selling them for?

Funny story, I went to a party store tonight (Buscemi's at Van Dyke S of 18 for Pantry) and as I was paying I spied some boxes of Hopslam in the back. I hadn't even been thinking about it, different stuff on my radar this year. I do really like it, though. So I said hey, do you have any available or is it all reserved? He said sure, how many do you want? 4? 5? 6? I said I'll take a case (4). No problem cousin! (if he only knew)

I did not even think about asking price. It wasn't until I signed the receipt that I realized they were priced at 23.99/6.

Oh well. In truth I don't have time to hunt this shit down and if they didn't have it at my local Kroger odds are I wouldn't be taking any home this year. Whatever.

Meijer had it on sale for $15.99/sixer. I've bought 6 of them so far, and I'm loving this year's batch. It's different than last year, but better. A little smoother imo. The mini kegs were $39.99 but they only had about 8 of those. I'm regretting not buying one. They're probably gone by now.
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Post by InTenSity on Fri 12 Jan 2018 - 8:18

Hopslam is only $15.99 for you guys?!? Last year I was paying $25 a sixer in Miami.
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Post by Nordic on Fri 12 Jan 2018 - 8:45

They have it on tap at Ale Mary in Royal Oak.
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Post by y2kMgrad on Fri 12 Jan 2018 - 9:56

InTenSity wrote:Hopslam is only $15.99 for you guys?!? Last year I was paying $25 a sixer in Miami.

Yea from Meijer. But the pallet will be gone within a week and then I’ll have to get it from a smaller stores for $22-25.
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Post by Tim Wakefield on Fri 12 Jan 2018 - 16:54

Jonna’s has a bunch of it. Just grabbed a sixer. I’m excited to try it
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 21:19

The Kroger on Lake Lansing has a bunch of six packs available. They don’t normally carry much of it, but I poked my head in the beer aisle because I kept striking out at Meijer.
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Post by The Pantry on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 21:32

Have picked up 4 sixes at different times so far.

Is it just me or does this batch seem not as hoppy as previous years? Also, too sweet IMO.
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Post by By-Tor on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 22:24

The Pantry wrote:Have picked up 4 sixes at different times so far.

Is it just me or does this batch seem not as hoppy as previous years? Also, too sweet IMO.
My first reaction was that it was less sweet than I remember the last couple of years. Maybe not quite as hoppy. I’ve only had it on tap so far. Found some at Costco this week for $15 but haven’t cracked any open yet. So many good DIPAs are available year round now, I don’t get super excited about Hopslam like I used to.
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Post by The Pantry on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 23:27

By-Tor wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Have picked up 4 sixes at different times so far.

Is it just me or does this batch seem not as hoppy as previous years? Also, too sweet IMO.
My first reaction was that it was less sweet than I remember the last couple of years. Maybe not quite as hoppy. I’ve only had it on tap so far. Found some at Costco this week for $15 but haven’t cracked any open yet. So many good DIPAs are available year round now, I don’t get super excited about Hopslam like I used to.
Interesting. Haven't had any tap yet. It's always seemed sweeter and boozier than canned/bottled.

Agree on getting less excited for Hopslam. Still think 2013 was the best batch they've made.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 23:29

Who's shipping me some hopslam I'll pay in litecoin
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 23:33

The Pantry wrote:Have picked up 4 sixes at different times so far.

Is it just me or does this batch seem not as hoppy as previous years? Also, too sweet IMO.

I’ll get into this weekend. Kinda bummed to hear it’s not as hoppy. Hell, the flavor is right there in the name.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 23:36

tGreenWay wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Have picked up 4 sixes at different times so far.  

Is it just me or does this batch seem not as hoppy as previous years?  Also, too sweet IMO.

Hell, the flavor is right there in the name.
Turns out, Greenway can read!
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Post by tGreenWay on Fri 19 Jan 2018 - 23:50

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Hell, the flavor is right there in the name.
Turns out, Greenway can read!

What?
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 11:04

Picked up a 30 pack of Hamm's last week at Oades for $11.99 + deposit.
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Post by By-Tor on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 17:58

Enjoying myself some Boss Tweed at the moment. Amazing how they can hide the 9.5 abv.
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Post by tGreenWay on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 19:39

Robert J Sakimano wrote:Picked up a 30 pack of Hamm's last week at Oades for $11.99 + deposit.

Pretty sure Hamm’s doesn’t come from the land of sky blue waters anymore.
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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 19:41

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:Picked up a 30 pack of Hamm's last week at Oades for $11.99 + deposit.

Pretty sure Hamm’s doesn’t come from the land of sky blue waters anymore.

It always will, just as any woman serving me Black Label will be named Mabel.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 19:42

LooseGoose wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Pretty sure Hamm’s doesn’t come from the land of sky blue waters anymore.

It always will, just as any woman serving me Black Label will be named Mabel.
rock on, G.

Oades also has 6 packs of 16 oz Hamm's.
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Post by tGreenWay on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 20:12

LooseGoose wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Pretty sure Hamm’s doesn’t come from the land of sky blue waters anymore.

It always will, just as any woman serving me Black Label will be named Mabel.

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Post by tGreenWay on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 20:16

By-Tor wrote:Enjoying myself some Boss Tweed at the moment. Amazing how they can hide the 9.5 abv.

Ever since Goodrich’s closed, I’ve stopped looking for new beers to try. Hadn’t heard of Boss Tweed before, so I looked it up. Didn’t even know there was a microbrew in Williamston. Apparently, their M-43 New England style beer is wildly popular across the state. There was an article quoting a guy from a Grand Rapids bar who said some nights, M-43 outsells Two-Hearted and Oberon combined.
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Post by The Pantry on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 20:27

tGreenWay wrote:
By-Tor wrote:Enjoying myself some Boss Tweed at the moment. Amazing how they can hide the 9.5 abv.

Ever since Goodrich’s closed, I’ve stopped looking for new beers to try. Hadn’t heard of Boss Tweed before, so I looked it up. Didn’t even know there was a microbrew in Williamston. Apparently, their M-43 New England style beer is wildly popular across the state. There was an article quoting a guy from a Grand Rapids bar who said some nights, M-43 outsells Two-Hearted and Oberon combined.
Have had M-43 a few times. Good but I still prefer Two Hearted. Would only drink Oberon if you paid me.
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Post by tGreenWay on Sat 20 Jan 2018 - 20:33

The Pantry wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Ever since Goodrich’s closed, I’ve stopped looking for new beers to try. Hadn’t heard of Boss Tweed before, so I looked it up. Didn’t even know there was a microbrew in Williamston. Apparently, their M-43 New England style beer is wildly popular across the state. There was an article quoting a guy from a Grand Rapids bar who said some nights, M-43 outsells Two-Hearted and Oberon combined.
Have had M-43 a few times. Good but I still prefer Two Hearted. Would only drink Oberon if you paid me.

Oberon sucks. Stopped buying it a few years ago. Two-hearted is always in my refrigerator.
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