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American Flatbread in Ashburn has had Bell's Best Brown Ale on tap for a while now, as well as bottles of:

Bells Amber Ale

Bells Two Hearted Ale

Bell’s Pale Ale

Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

Bell’s Lager of the Lakes

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I'm planning on get a keg or two of Bell's beers for an upcoming party. I know that Arrowine sells it occasionally. Anyone know of any other sources (preferably in DC)?

I buy my Bell's at Magruder's on Connecticut in Chevy Chase (DC). Never asked them about kegs though.

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I'm planning on get a keg or two of Bell's beers for an upcoming party. I know that Arrowine sells it occasionally. Anyone know of any other sources (preferably in DC)?

I've seen them at Rodman's (the DC one), Chevy Chase Wine, Cleveland Park Wine and The Wine Specialist (though Timmy is gone now so can't vouch for their current quality of selections).

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Thanks, Alan and Joe, for the fast response. I'll be putting in an order for some of these. Also anxious to try Bell's Winter Wheat Ale. I'm starting to develop a real liking for these unfiltered wheat beers.

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I'm planning on get a keg or two of Bell's beers for an upcoming party. I know that Arrowine sells it occasionally. Anyone know of any other sources (preferably in DC)?

Call Wagner's at 1717 Wisconsin Avenue (just below the Safeway)and special-order whatever you need. Should only take them a day or two to get it, assuming that they don't have any in stock.

Wagner's is D.C.'s busiest keg store, and their keg prices are also the best I've seen here.

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Picked up a 6 pack of the Bells Winter White. As someone who is a huge witbier fan, this heartier/nicely spiced version is a refreshing change for the winter months. Actually reminded me a bit of the Troegs Dream Weaver but a bit heavier. I first tried this last year on draft at the Big Hunt but couldn't find it in the area by bottle (sadly, at this point last year, I was unaware of Ace Beverage :( ), however I have seen it all over this year.

Bells continues to amaze me with the quality of their product.

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Hopslam has arrived.

On tap at The Big Hunt tonight. Vraiment incroyable.

Rodmans has 6 packs (19.99)

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On tap at The Big Hunt tonight. Vraiment incroyable.

Rodmans has 6 packs (19.99)

Churchkey tweeted that it would be on tap Monday. Probably long gone by now. Maplewood Grill in Vienna is halfway through the half-keg they were allotted after one night. I am sure that others are popping up and going quickly. Virginia distributors for 6 packs will probably not get it out to retail until Thursday or Friday. BTW, I have been in a hop funk for about 6 months, and have been enjoying more stouts and porters, but the HopSlam at Maplewood tonight was sublime.

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Thanks for the heads up on the beer thread. I just got back from Arrowine where I picked up a six pack of Hopslam for $22.99. It was the last one in the cooler, but they probably have some more. I think their coolers only go 3 six packs deep. There was also a healthy collection of Black Ops bottles for $25.99 each.

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Hopslam is out!!!

Oh hecks yeah. Already picked up 2 six packs and am leisurely enjoying my second bottle. This is their second best beer IMHO (right behind Two Hearted and right in front of the wet-hopped Harvest Ale)

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Anyone want to send a couple of six-packs to Atlanta? :angry: Bell's started distributing here last year, but I can't find ANYONE who's carrying Hopslam. D'oh! Y'all enjoy...

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Anyone want to send a couple of six-packs to Atlanta? :angry: Bell's started distributing here last year, but I can't find ANYONE who's carrying Hopslam. D'oh! Y'all enjoy...

I'll be there, but not til March ... if you can wait! :lol:

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This past weekend, Rustico had Bell's Cherry Stout on (I think) cask. It was listed as a Real Ale. The malt intertwined with the tartness of the cherries very pleasantly. I mean intertwined in a metaphoric sense. Not literally. They may have literally intertwined, but I couldn't see because it was in my mouth. Where it belongs.

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This past weekend, Rustico had Bell's Cherry Stout on (I think) cask. It was listed as a Real Ale. The malt intertwined with the tartness of the cherries very pleasantly. I mean intertwined in a metaphoric sense. Not literally. They may have literally intertwined, but I couldn't see because it was in my mouth. Where it belongs.

Churchkey has it, too.

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Bell's Brown Ale is on tap at the Cowboy Cafe; for tonight, at least.

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Hopslam is out!!!

$23.99/6-pack at WF on P St. $23.99!! I know it's WF mark up, but that is a YoY increase of around 35-40% I believe. Although maybe I'm mistaken: was this sold in 4-packs last year? If so, my outrage is diminished slightly.

Sorry, Bell's, not worth it. HopSlam is a great beer, but it's not $10+ greater or more distinguishable than any number of other IIPAs and hop monsters out there. Would have been better marketed as a bomber, but I know that's not how they roll.

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$23.99/6-pack at WF on P St. $23.99!! I know it's WF mark up, but that is a YoY increase of around 35-40% I believe. Although maybe I'm mistaken: was this sold in 4-packs last year? If so, my outrage is diminished slightly.

Sorry, Bell's, not worth it. HopSlam is a great beer, but it's not $10+ greater or more distinguishable than any number of other IIPAs and hop monsters out there. Would have been better marketed as a bomber, but I know that's not how they roll.

No, you're right, it's about a 40% increase, as I seem to remember getting it for about $16 a six-pack last year. Is this the hop shortage kicking in? Or just the increased hype about this beer? I did pick up one six-pack, and I do think this year's HopSlam is the best yet, but at $11.99 a six-pack (which is what I found it for at Whole Foods on P Street tonight), I think the also just released Troegs' Nugget Nectar is a much better buy.

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No, you're right, it's about a 40% increase, as I seem to remember getting it for about $16 a six-pack last year. Is this the hop shortage kicking in? Or just the increased hype about this beer? I did pick up one six-pack, and I do think this year's HopSlam is the best yet, but at $11.99 a six-pack (which is what I found it for at Whole Foods on P Street tonight), I think the also just released Troegs' Nugget Nectar is a much better buy.

I would have accepted the hop shortage excuse if there were increases across the board. Did we see Stone Ruination prices skyrocket? Victory Hop Wallop? Nope. Both of those are of comparable quality. Bell's might be shooting themselves in the foot here, but depending on the production run they'll probably sell out anyway, just might take a little longer (I think HopSlam lasted all of a week in the area last year)

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I had Hopslam (served in a sniffer) on tap at Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon. 8 bucks.

It was delicious, but I would agree with Chris above, I don't know if its THAT much better than Troegs Nuggest Nectar.

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I had Hopslam (served in a sniffer) on tap at Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon. 8 bucks.

It was delicious, but I would agree with Chris above, I don't know if its THAT much better than Troegs Nuggest Nectar.

While they have it on draft, you can a glass of Hopslam for $4 at the new Bistro La Bonne on U Street during their happy hour (5-7, I think).

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Am I the only one who doesn't dig Nugget Nectar? Honestly I like Hopslam about 14 times more, so paying twice as much seems like a deal to me.

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