Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

...for beer lovers.

Every January, after the holiday rush comes to a screeching halt, seasonal depression starts to rear its pale, sun-deprived head and naked fraser fir trees line neighborhood curbs all across the country, something special comes our way from the great-laked state of Michigan.

Bell's Hopslam. 

It's a dude being crushed by a giant hop.  Pretty self-explanatory.

But to elaborate:

If you're not familiar with the beer and its phenomenon, it's the equivalent of finding a Golden Ticket.  Run home, Charlie!  Run straight home and don't stop until you get there!

The day it was released, Berry White came home with a case of Wonka bars Hopslam.  I could hear him oh-my-god'ing over and over in the kitchen, seconds before his first sip.  I managed to sneak in just in time. 

And that, friends, is a true beer fan.  Cheers.


  1. LOL awesome.

    Pretty much all that needs to be said right there.

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  3. I fold, UG. I've had many Bell's beers but I've never tried Consecrator.

    I do believe you just one-upped me, sir.

  4. Thank you, thank you, Berry White. We were trying to save them, but we couldn't resist the temptation anymore and had to open bottle 1 of 2 last night. What a tasty treat. As Michael put it, "Shazzzzam for Hopslam!". Would like to wait to open Bottle #2 for a special occasion...tonight is feeling a little special.