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Tap Talk

Bringing good beer to the thirsty masses of Philly. Companion blog to PhillyTapFinder.com, Philly's craft beer locator.
Jan 4 '14

Bell’s Hopslam Returns to Philly in 2014

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Big news from Bell’s Brewery regarding the beloved Bell’s Hopslam.  

First, Bell’s has reported that are trying to brew more Hopslam than last year, but won’t know the final numbers until it’s all packaged and shipped.

Second, Bell’s has provided the distribution schedule for Hopslam:

It will start shipping to areas in Michigan the week of Jan. 6.

It will begin shipping to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri, Ohio and Arizona the week of Jan. 13.

It will then start shipping to Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Kentucky and Pennsylvania the week of Jan. 20.


If you want a good idea about what PhillyTapFinder member bars you can expect to find Hopslam, check out the list of tappings from last year.

So Hopslam geeks, just a few more weeks away until you can get your next fix. Keep your eye on this blog and PhillyTapFinder to be in know about when and where Hopslam will be tapped in Philly.

UPDATE JANUARY 22, 2014

According to Shangy’s, the distributor for Bell’s, they will begin their distribution of Hopslam to restaurants and bars on Friday, January 24.  This does not mean that restaurants and bars will have Hopslam for sale and consumption on January 24 as they are distributing to over 1,000 accounts throughout their 17 county footprint.

CONFIRMED TAPPINGS AT PHILLYTAPFINDER MEMBER BARS.
Bars that are crossed does not mean that the kegs have kicked.  Bars that are crossed out means that the tapping has already occurred on a previous day.

  • 1/30, Thursday, 11 a.m. - Side Bar (West Chester)
  • 2/1, Saturday, 12 p.m. - Iron Abbey (Horsham)
  • 2/1, Saturday, 5 p.m. - Cambridge
  • 2/2, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 320 Market Cafe (Swarthmore)
  • 2/2, Sunday, 2 p.m. - Misconduct
  • 2/2, Sunday, 5 p.m. - Jose Pistola’s
  • 2/3, Monday, 12 p.m. - Tria Taproom
  • 2/3, Monday, 12 p.m. - Tria Washington Square West
  • 2/3, Monday, 1 p.m. - Bottle Bar East
  • 2/4, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. - Local 44
  • 2/5, Wednesday, 12 p.m. - South Philly Tap Room
  • 2/5, Wednesday, 8 p.m. - Belgian Cafe
  • 2/7, Friday, 12 a.m. - Baggataway (Conshy)
  • 2/7, Friday, 11 a.m. - Pinocchio’s (Media)
  • 2/8, Saturday, 11 a.m. - Fingers Wings & Other Things (Conshy)
  • 2/9, Sunday, 9 a.m. - Hawthorne’s
  • 2/9, Sunday, 8 p.m. - Varga
  • 2/9, Sunday, 8 p.m. - Pour House (Exton)
  • 2/9, Sunday, 9 p.m. - POPE
  • 2/12, Wednesday, 12 p.m. - Fox & Hound (Center City PHL)
  • 2/14, Friday, 12 p.m. - Bishop’s Collar
  • 2/14, Friday, 6 p.m. - North Bowl
  • 2/16, Sunday, 6 p.m. - Kite & Key
  • 2/17, Monday, 4 p.m. - Barcade
  • 2/19, Wednesday, 11 a.m. - American Sardine Bar
  • 2/20, Thursday, 6 p.m. - Flanigan’s Boathouse (Conshy)
  • 2/21, Friday, 5 p.m. - City Tap House
  • 2/21, Friday, 5 p.m. - Khyber
  • 2/21, Friday, 11 p.m. - Institute
  • 2/22, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - Capone’s
  • 2/24, Monday, 7 p.m. - Prohibition Taproom
  • 2/25, Tuesday, 12 p.m. - Kraftwork
  • 2/26, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Cambridge
  • 2/27, Thursday, 7 p.m. - Isaac Newton’s
  • 2/28, Friday, 7 p.m. - Garrett Hill Ale House (Bryn Mawr)
  • 3/3, Monday, 5 p.m. - Time
  • 3/7, Friday, 7 p.m. - Cook and Shaker
  • 3/8, Saturday, 12 p.m. - Fountain Porter
  • 3/9, Sunday, 9 a.m. - Sidecar
  • 3/9, Sunday, 11 a.m. - City Tap House
  • 3/12, Wednesday, time tbd - POPE (tap & firkin!)
  • 3/16, Sunday, 6 p.m. - Field House
  • 3/19, Wednesday, 11 a.m. - Bishop’s Collar
  • 3/19, Wednesday, 3 p.m. - Sidecar

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