Hoplinks - Summer Slumber

In this week's Hoplinks, Dogfish Head offers you a bed, Empirical brews a beer, Bell's introduces more cans, and South Africa pokes fun at hipsters.

Check out the Hoplinks below, share your thoughts in the comments, and let us know what we missed!


Dogfish Head is launching what we presume to be a first of its kind "beer hotel". The Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware will begin accepting reservations this Friday and will be open through the end of the summer. Seems like the ideal place to crash after a long day at the brewpub!

A special congratulations to our friends at Empirical Brewery who brewed their first batch of beer on Wednesday. Follow their Facebook page for updates and check out our chat with Founder Bill Hurley and Head Brewer Art Steinhoff.

A great look inside the brand new Lagunitas Tap Room along with some great photos from Chicago Reader. We're looking forward to checking out the huge new space and getting our hands on some of those harder to find West Coast brews.

South Africa's Garagista Beer Co. launched their amusingly offensive ad campaign poking fun at the hipster way of life. As no one hates the idea of a hipster more than hipsters themselves, it wouldn't be surprising if this campaign ends up targeting those they satire in these ads.

Bell's Brewery is going all out on their can production line following the success of the Oberon and Two Hearted packaging change. Later this year, they'll be adding their 3 seasonals, Best Brown Ale, Winter White Ale, and Smitten Golden Rye Ale to the canning line.

Image provide by Bell's Brewing Co.