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BH Spartan said... (original post)For sure
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Seer said... (original post)So, it's in East Lansing now right?
Seer said... (original post)
So, it's in East Lansing now right?
Big ten in okemos had at least three cases. There is a new beer store in okemos called vine & brew by back yard bbq that should have a decent amount. They are still a little off the radar so the selection is really good (they had two cases of founders imperial stout last week)
Have one cracked right now. Not a fan of IPAs but this stuff is decent.
Still, it's way over-priced. $16.99 a 6 at Holiday in RO. $18.99 at Buscemi's in Troy.
I prefer a good stout for about half the price
Picked some up at Tom's on Okemos a couple days ago. They had a bunch.
Finishing my night off with one right now. I know of a store in EL with great stock, but I ain't talking.
Same here - my lips are sealed as to where it is located at in my area. Just opened my first one of 2012...so GD good.
Getting ready to crack one myself. Been buying singles lately. Hard to justify the cost, and I had enough from January to April last year to kill several people (10-12 cases worth).
I love it just as much as always, but it's hard to have 3-4 beers if they're all Hopslams.
Founder's Centennial, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Hopslam on tap for this evening.
I'll probably get a whole sixer for the weekend though to split between Friday and Saturday night.
Picked up a case last night. I've found that it is almost impossible to have just one of them. Occasionally I'll crack one at night like an hour before going to bed, and I'll end up having 2 or 3.
I'm back in EL this week and saw a sign at Bagger Dave's that it's available. Anyone know where they still have six packs? I stopped by QD on grand river today, but might go on a hunt tomorrow night to find it.
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Also, people in DC, I think they had Hopslam at the Cap Lounge a year or two ago.
Had 3 on tap tonight. Best beer on the planet. makes every other beer taste pedestrian. And for you misers complaining on price and Bells overcharging, Founders Double Trouble was going for a buck more a snifter.
Big10 on Grand River, Tom's out toward Okemos, Horrock's on the West Side, about 300 party stores that sell a ton of THA, but don't have beer nuts kicking down their doors. You can probably find it at Goodrich's on Trowbridge too.
I found out last weekend that a bar around the corner from me in Chicago has Hopslam on tap. $7/ea
Supply/Demand for one thing, but also hops are (relatively) expensive right now- too much demand for the popular ones, not enough supply. A heavily hopped beer like this or DFH 120 just costs more to make.
I bought a 6 pack down here in Raleigh, NC for $20- all of the stores that got it sold out with in an hour, and most stores only sold to their "club" member customers. With a demand like that, I imagine they could charge even more.
Had my first Hopslam of 2012 last night! Forgot how awesome this beer is. Had Founders Double Trouble couple of weeks ago and has a little to much of a grapefruit taste for my liking.
I know it's not a DIPA, but Flying Dogs' Raging Bitch is my current favorite beer.
No to mention a higher grain bill, honey and they have to dedicate tanks to brewing it which I would assume means there is some other beer they arent brewing.
This post was edited by ZCavaricci21757 2 years ago
Hops are cheap
I think they are charging $18 a six pack because they can.
I am interested in what most bars are charging per glass? I have been getting them at a bar for $6 a pint which I thought was incredibly cheap. What is everyone else seeing?
This post was edited by Spartzilla 2 years ago
They are but when you have this many it adds up. This is from a Clone recipe.
1.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [15.20 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 45.3IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.70 %] (60 min) Hops 27.5 IBU
1.00 oz Chinook [12.40 %] (45 min) Hops 24.7 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [11.50 %] (30 min) Hops 19.1 IBU
1.00 oz Citra [11.00 %] (15 min) Hops 11.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.40 %] (10 min) Hops 7.4 IBU
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.40 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
2.00 oz Simcoe [12.70 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
3.00 oz Simcoe [12.70 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
Actually, hops are not cheap. There was a hops shortage a while back which drastically drove up hop prices and the prices of DIPA's.
I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape for an $18 dollar six-pack. At only $3/beer, that's still cheaper than most bars and you're drinking, in my opinion, the best beer on the planet.
By the way, the word is getting out. I couldn't believe it when, on spring break last year with the family, I ducked into a pub in Charleston, SC while the wife and kids were shopping, and found Hoplam on tap.
For anyone in the A2/Ypsi area, they have it on tap at Ashley's and Sidetrack. Sidetrack has it for $3.25/ pint during happy hour. Seeing as that's a mile from my house and they have happy hour every night, I've been there quite frequently.
I don't understand either.
People seem to have no issues paying $50-$100+ for bottles of wine, whiskey, champagne, etc even though there are examples that cost just a fraction of that cost but for some reason a $3 bottle of beer is considered "insanely priced".
That is thanks to $18 cases of American light beers I think. People think beer is a lower class of drink. It's BS
I happen to really like Mephistopheles Stout which is $7 for a 12oz bottle and I have no problem paying that.
tried this stuff the other night, it was o-k
people who get all into craft beer are just trying way to hard to be cool
kind of like hipsters
We've got depth. We've got numbers.
I guess you're right. For years in America, beer was just a cheap drunk kind of thing.
Still, you can spend $20 on a Northern California Chardonnay, or you can spend $3 on a Northern California Chardonnay. Most people don't think that a $20 bottle of wine is "insanely overpriced" because you can also spend $75 on a similar bottle on the shelf above it. Beer is no different...
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