Where to find Bell's Hopslam in Detroit


Calling all hops lovers! Bell's Hopslam Ale, the imperial IPA sure to knock your socks off, has left the building.

Beer lovers may have been dismayed to learn the Kalamazoo brewery isn't offering bottles of the brew this year, but let's be honest, drinking out of cans is way more fun. 

A fan favorite due to its drinkability while maintaining a respectably elevated ABV (10%) and IBU (70), which is just a fancy way to say this will get you toasty and taste good. Real good. You're going to get hints of grapefruit, stone fruit, floral notes and good ol' Michigan honey in this year's batch, and according to our resident beer expert, it's "like a mule-kick to the face but in a good way." And that sounds fun, right? 

Here's a list of all the spots serving up the Slam. Do yourself a favor and call ahead to check availability. And drink responsibly, guys. 

1. Central Kitchen and Bar660 Woodward Ave Ste 4a Detroit MI 48226

2. Forans Grand Trunk, 612 Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48226

3. Townhouse Detroit, 500 Woodward Ave Ste 200 Detroit MI 48226

4. Dime Store, 719 Griswold St Ste 120 Detroit MI 48226

5. Cornerstone Barrel House, 1456 Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48226

6. Chelis Chili Bar, 47 E Adams Detroit MI 48226

7. Harrys Bar, 2482 Clifford St Detroit MI 48201

8. Mudgies, 1300 Porter St Detroit MI 48226

9. 8 Degrees Plato, 3409 Cass Ave Detroit MI 48201

10. Honest Johns Bar, 488 Selden St Detroit MI 48201

11. Slows Bbq, 2138 Michigan Detroit MI 48216

Majestic Cafe, 4124 Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201

Hopcat, 4265 Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201

14. Huron Room, 2547 Bagley St Detroit MI 48216

15. Fowling Warehouse3901 Christopher St Detroit MI 48211

16. Rock City Eatery, 11411 Joseph Campau St Hamtramck MI 48212

17. Park Grill, 15102 Kercheval Ave Grosse Pointe MI 48230

18. Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, 316 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 268-1939

You can see if there's any Hopslam near you by checking out Bell's Brewery's Beer Finder on bellsbrew.com 

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