Bell’s Brewery’s Hopslam is coming January 3!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bell’s Brewery’s Hopslam season comes at just the right time. It can be a bit depressing after the holidays, but the best holiday hasn’t even hit yet. We’ve been waiting since last year for that tongue-tingling, hoppy IPA. If you want a second by second countdown of when it hits, this is the link for you. It’s coming for us Wednesday, January 3!

Hopslam boasts six different hop varietals and is dry-hopped for a stronger flavor. It’s the Simcoe hops that give off Hopslam’s signature flavor we all crave throughout the year. Bell’s explains, “these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes.”

Though hops contribute the signature bitterness that one expects from an IPA, Hopslam doesn’t just get its flavor from hops. Like any beer, malts are involved too. They say, “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.”

Remarkably drinkable is an understatement.

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Look at that deep color and creamy head. I could use one right now… Photo courtesy of Tom Gromak / Detroit News.

These are the Hopslam stats:

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00 percent
Original Gravity: 1.09
Shelf Life: 3 Months

According to Bell’s Brewery, these are some awesome food pairings, because man cannot survive on beer alone… though it’s worth a try.
Food Pairings:

Savory: Macaroni and cheese, sharp cheddar, strong bleu cheese, grilled walleye, grilled asparagus, roasted parsnips, pesto

Sweet: Oranges, baklava, pink lady apples

The Eccentric Way: Lavender and goat cheese risotto

But just don’t take my word for it! It was ranked as the fifth best beer in America by Zymurgy. Their Two Hearted Ale came in first. Hopslam will be released in cans, mini kegs and on draft. Find where to find or order it here or find Bell’s at 8938 Krum Ave, Comstock, MI.

Every Bell’s Brewery beer is good. Are you ready for Hopslam? Let us know in the comments below.

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