Bell’s Brewery, Inc. has a gift for fans to start off the new year.
The Comstock, Mich.-based brewery has released cans of its Hopslam 2019 at its Eccentric Café, a 10 percent ABV double IPA brewed six different varieties of hops and honey before being dry-hopped with Simcoe hops. The IPA was first released in 2004 packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, which were changed to six-packs of 12-ounce cans for the first time last year.
— Bell's Eccentric Café (@EccentricCafe) January 2, 2019
According to a post on Bell’s website, the 2019 release of Hopslam will ship in stages with counties in lower Michigan getting the first cans starting today. The rest of the brewery’s distribution will follow the schedule below:
- Week of Jan. 9 — Remaining counties in Michigan (including the U.P.), Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee (Roanne, Scott, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Coche, Sevier, Blount, Loudon, Shelby, Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Trousdale, Williamson, Rutherford, Maury, Bledsoe, Rhea, Seqatchie and Hamilton counties), Vermont and Wisconsin
- January 16 — Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee (remaining counties), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
As with last year’s release, Hopslam 2019 is packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and 5 liter mini-kegs, the latter of which “may ship at different times” than the cans.