Dueling Hops

Please note: This event has already occurred.
Bell's Hopslam, one of the year's most anticipated seasonal beers, has arrived in Washington. The Black Squirrel will serve the limited-edition double IPA, made with six kinds of hops, during Friday's "Dueling Hops" event, which finds Hopslam side-by-side with another hoppy brew, Troegs Brewing Company's Nugget Nectar. They're not exactly the same: Nugget Nectar, while also loved by hopheads, is a malty red ale that packs five kinds of hops without being as boozy as Hopslam. (Nugget Nectar is 7.5 percent ABV, while Hopslam is 10 percent.) Both beers will be on tap at 5 p.m.