OT: Help Finding Hopslam in CA

Submitted by WichitanWolverine on January 27th, 2018 at 2:27 PM
Can anyone help me find Hopslam in the High Desert area? I live about halfway between Palmdale and Bakersfield. The Bell's website is no help as it indicates there is no Hopslam at all in SoCal. I've called the Bevmo in Palmdale and no dice. I'd prefer not to have to go down to LA but I'm a Hopslam addict so I'll probably bite that bullet if needed. Thanks in advance for any help.



January 27th, 2018 at 2:46 PM ^

OP: Wait, so you live in the area? (Obscure, but not necessarily unpleasant, location for an MGoBlogger ...) And you're addicted? What have you done to date? Just curious ...

Mr poonsniffle

January 27th, 2018 at 3:24 PM ^

I was at founder’s last night and they were selling bottles of KBS in the gift shop. They had 4 packs of 12 oz bottles and 750 ml bottles.

I walked out with a case of 12 oz bottles.


January 27th, 2018 at 4:11 PM ^

My local Binnys had a good sized stack of Hopslam today. They also had three different 3 Floyd’s - Mikkeller collaboration beers. Two IPAs and a hoppy lager. Looking forward to sampling them this evening.


January 27th, 2018 at 4:20 PM ^

I don't think Bell's distributes it out here. That said I was blown away when I saw it on tap at local watering hole in Hermosa last summer. Clearly an anomaly as the bar owner worked some magic. I'd be shocked if any store in California will get it.


January 27th, 2018 at 4:25 PM ^

Check to see if there is Total WIne & More in your area - I know there is one in Thousand Oaks, Northridge area..   They typically have the beste sellection of Bell's beer.


oc michigan fan

January 27th, 2018 at 5:42 PM ^

Might be too far to travel, but have you tried Hi Time Wine Cellar in Costa Mesa? They always seem to have the biggest Bells selection out here. My second suggestion would be El Cerrito Liquor in Corona. Good luck!


January 27th, 2018 at 6:03 PM ^

Vendome is a great beer/liquor store all over the SFV.  they might have it.

believe we have two hearted on tap right now unless we killed that keg last night.

don't think we've seen Hopslam kegs in LA though.



January 27th, 2018 at 6:15 PM ^

We do indeed distribute Bell’s - and Hopslam - in southern CA. So Hopslam will be around if you can find it (this is in reference to someone thinking it’s not in Ca). Good luck!