I met up with Bob and Ellie Tupper at the Northern Virginia Brewfest yesterday. They told me that there may be good news in the next week or so. Good Beer enthusiasts in the mid-Atlantic area will be crossing their fingers. Here, from TuppersBeer.com:
TUPPERS' HOP POCKET ALE II REVIVAL
June 20, 2008-- We believe that we will complete arrangements within a week to resume production of Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale. We cannot obtain at any price the exact hops we used at Old Dominion, but we have found a brewer who actually can obtain high quality hops and that's no small feat these days. The new version of Tuppers' Hop Pocket will be bottle conditioned, as always. It will be dry-hopped, as always. And it will have our signature balance between malt and hops -- hoppy enough for Bob, smooth enough for Ellie. We haven't been this close, but we have been close, and we're just not ready to give details until the ink is dry on the deal. But keep looking here-- within a few days we should have it done.