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Bell’s Mallett on Hopslam: “smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree”

These sweet words spoken by Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations, John Mallett…

“I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.”

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12 thoughts on “Bell’s Mallett on Hopslam: “smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree”

  1. Is this a wasted conference quote? It’s fucking great, and I wouldn’t judge too harshly if so ahahaa.

  2. “That Bell’s guy” is the guy who created most of the recipes you enjoy from them. He is a German-trained brewer, holding a diploma as Brewmaster from Weihenstephan Institute, and one of the most qualified and talented brewers in the US.

  3. Nice sense of humor, BeerJon. Clearly I was making a joke specifically about his Hopslam comment. And the quote only made news b/c of who said it. Heck, I make comments like that every day and it doesn’t make Beer Pulse.

  4. John Mallett is one of the best brewers in the US right now. IMHO. I did a brewery training seminar at 2 years ago with Mallett and it was inspirational! Theres most likely not a day that goes by that we don’t do something that I learned from John. ALSO… I totally STEAL this quote on a daily basis too! I love it as a description of where hops are at now.

  5. John has been around the brewery block more than once. I knew him when I worked with him at Commonwealth Brewery in Beantown way back in the day

  6. It’s certainly not the bouquet of fruit and hops that I recall from the first time I bought a lonely pack off the shelves.

    In other news, that’s my lawn, get off it.

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