Eight Hopslam Parties Coming Soon


Bell’s Hopslam is just “one of those beers.” Its yearly release is met with release parties, lines and social media pictures galore. Chances are, if you are reading this post, you already know what Hopslam is all about. However, if by some chance this whole Hopslam-mania is new to you, here is a quick rundown:

  • It’s a Double IPA
  • Six different hops are used in the making of Hopslam
  • Expect bitterness, big citrus notes (grapefruit) and a big, floral aroma.
  • It’s 10% ABV

But, to truly understand Hopslam, one must drink Hopslam. There are eight places (at least) ready to help you in that endeavor from Jan 15 – Jan 24.

Jan 15

What/Where: Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden | Bells Hopslam Exclusive Pre-Release

Description: Be among the first in the city to get your first taste of this years Bell’s Brewery Hopslam! We’re hosting an exclusive pre-release at 6pm on MLK Day!

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/921987324615910/

Photo from Sheffield’s via Facebook

Jan 16 

What/Where: Binny’s (Lincoln Park) | Bell’s Brewery Tap Takeover and Hopslam Release

Description: “Join the Bell’s Brewery team and Binny’s for one of the hoppiest days of the year as we release Hopslam. Stay for a tap takeover which includes Hopslam, Blacknote, Two Hearted, Amber and Lager of the Lakes.”

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1668219896568501/

Jan 17

What/Where: Mac’s Wood Grilled on Division | Hopslam Release Party

Description: “We’re tapping Hopslam Ale + Kiwi Club Gose, Lager of the Lakes and Two Hearted Ale. Tapping at 4 p.m. / meet the Bell’s crew 7-9 p.m. No cover; beers range from $5-$8 each. Bell’s Brewery Lakeshore Beverage.”

Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/160611004558830/


Jan 17

What/Where: Beer on the Wall | Hopslam Release!

Description: “It’s the only good thing about January: Hopslam. Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire…

…Enjoy a pour on draft and grab a 6-pk to take home for yourself. Allocations and limits TBA closer to the event.”

Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/2057436051169415/

Jan 18

What/Where: The Brass Tap Orland Park | Hopslam Tapping

Description: “There’s only one good reason to look forward to January – BELL’S HOPSLAM! Tapping at noon for Brew Crew Members and 7pm for Everyone.
Not a Brew Crew Member? Join today and get in on the perks (25% off ALL Drafts Every Monday, 25% off ALL Bottles/Cans Every Tuesday, Special Tappings and Rewards Parties with up to 50% off your total bill)”

Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/2014005458887083/


Jan 19

What/Where: Bitter Pops | Bell’s Hopslam Release

Description: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1623237897758759/

Jan 23

What/Where: HopCat Chicago | Bell’s Hopslam & Friends at HCCH

Description: 5pm. Starting with six different hop varieties added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in their repertoire.

Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

In addition to Hopslam, we’ll be featuring a few others from our friends at Bell’s, including:

Two Hearted | American IPA / 7%  & Bell’s Amber | American Amber Ale / 5.8%

Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/393209724469657/

Jan 24

What/Where: Roots Pizza  (Near Chicago & Damen)| Bell’s Tap Takeover featuring Hopslam

Description: Join us as Bell’s Brewery brings the goods and takes over our taps for the evening! Enjoy rare brews including:

  • Hopslam
  • L’Appel Du Vide Dry Hopped Sour
  • Winter White
  • Titania
  • Lager of the Lakes

Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/145948542777364/


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