Hopslam Ale from Bell's Beer

Faith’s Daily Find 01.17.13

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Hopslam Ale from Bell's Beer

• $19 to $20
Whole Foods Market

Hopslam is a seasonal beer from Michigan brewery Bell's Beer, and it's always terribly popular during its very short release season. (Good luck finding it - our grocery store sold out in 24 hours.) If you love hops this is your beer. It's incredibly citrus-focused, with the intense juiciness of grapefruit, the herbal aromas of hops, and a tingling bitterness finished with sweet honey. Via Bell's description: "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." If you're into IPAs and hoppy beers, this is a great winter treat.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.