After a successful re-launch last night at Belmont Station, Bell’s Brewery is back in the Portland market for another short stint. This go around Running Man Distributing is bringing in Hopslam Ale and Two Hearted Ale along with a smaller amount of Kalamazoo Stout and Porter.
Tonight the McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop will host Bell’s Brewery for its Hopslam Ale launch beginning at 6:00pm. Hopslam Ale is a Double IPA that prominently features six different hop varietals that have been a mixture that has intrigued craft beers fans out east for many years.
Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit and floral notes. 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. Hopslam is best enjoyed as fresh as possible.
ABV: 10%, OG: 1.09
Two Hearted Ale
Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter. Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.
ABV: 7%, OG: 1.06
Join in the fun to find out what this beer is all about tonight at 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop or on Wednesday, at Saraveza at 5:00pm. Remember, Hopslam is best enjoyed as fresh as possible!
McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop 2290 NW Thurman Street Portland, OR 97210
Saraveza 1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, OR 97217
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.