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August 20, 2018 - 5pm

CANarchy Tap Takeover

CANarchy Tap Takeover

August 20th @ 5pm 



It’s a three-fer!!!! Three Breweries, One Night…… Come out and celebrate the environment (and delicious beer) with Oskar Blues, Perrin, & Cigar City. These breweries make up the Canarchy Craft Brew Collective whose main goal is to push for the use of cans instead of bottles as a responsible vessel for craft beer. On top of being environmentally responsible these guys make stellar beer, stop by and see for yourself.


Cigar City 

  • Jai Alai-American IPA- 7.5%
  • Maduro-English-Style Brown Ale-5.5%
  • Guayabera-Citra Pale Ale-5.5%
  • White Oak Jai Alai-American IPA w/ White Oak- 7.5% 


  • Passion Fruit Gose- Gose w/ Hawaiian Sea Salt & Passionfruit- 4.3%
  • Raspberry Blonde-Blonde Ale w/ Raspberry-4.8%
  • Perrin Black-Schwarzbier-5.8%
  • No Problems-Session IPA-4.5%

Oskar Blues

  • Dales Pale-American Pale Ale-6.5%
  • Old Chub-Scotch Ale-8%
  • G’Knight-Imperial Red IPA-8.7%
  • Mama’s Little Yella Pils-American Pilsner-4.7%

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August 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Perrin Brewing Beer Dinner


Perrin Brewing Company

Tuesday August 28th @ 6:30PM



Welcoming beer:Perrin Gold-Golden Ale-4.8%


First Course: Crunch Cucumber and Roasted Red pepper Sesame Salad

Paired w/Passionfruit Gose- Gose w/ Hawaiian Sea Salt & Passionfruit-4.3%


Second Course: Spicy Coconut & Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice 

Paired w/No Way IPA-Juicy IPA-7.5%



Third Course: Marinated Pulled Prk Egg Rolls w/Sriracha Sweet-n-Sour dipping Sauce

Paired w/Blackberry IPA-American IPA w/ Blackberry-5%


Dessert: House Made Japanese Style Doughnuts 

Paired w/Unfinished Business- Japanese Imperial Stout-13.1%


Buy Your Tickets Today!!


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September 3, 2018 to September 30, 2018 - 11 AM


On the first Monday of every month, we raid our cellar and tap one of the most rare, special, or just downright delicious beers we can find. We like to call them Bangerz! Every Banger will be tapped at open, but when it’s gone it’s gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?


This month’s Banger is:


Abita Brewing Co.  {Abita Springs, LA}

Bourbon Street Rock & Rye

Bourbon Barrel Aged American Pale Ale– 9.5% ABV



Bourbon Street Rock & Rye pale ale is inspired by a Rock & Rye Cocktail. This pale ale is brewed with malted barley and rye, then aged for eight weeks in small batch bourbon barrels to absorb the flavors. Fresh orange and lemon peels, maraschino cherries and spices like cinnamon, clove and anise are added next to give the brew its distinctive aromas and flavors. The result is a smooth barrel-aged beer that sips like a Rock and Rye. 


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September 6, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Dark Horse Brewing Tap Takeover


What’s better than a story about an unexpected success?? A Dark Horse that rises to the top and produces great beer!! Spend your Thursday evening with us as we showcase the brews of Marshall, MI’s own Dark Horse Brewing. 


Tap List:


-Scotty Karate-Scotch Ale-9.75%

-Smells Like A Safety Meeting-American IPA-8.5%

-Crooked Tree-American IPA-6.5%

-Double Crooked Tree-Double IPA-12%

-BBA Toonilla-BBA Cream Stout w/ Coffee & Vanilla-7.5%

-Plead the Fifth-Russian Imperial Stout-11%


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September 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Greenbush Tap Takeover



Greenbush brewing is coming to town for a night of libations and camaraderie. Join us as we welcome a Greenbush brewery representative and a selection of their awesome craft that is sure to dazzle your taste buds. 


Tap List:

-Dunegras-Midwest IPA-6.7%

-Distorter-American Porter-7.2%

-Anger-Black IPA-7.6%

-400 Divine Rabbits-Pale Wheat Ale w/ Agave-6.3%

-Traktor-Golden Cream Ale-6.1%

-Broken Promises-American Wheat IPA-7.9%

-Pillars of Creation-Dark Belgian-Style Wheat-6.6%

-Sotto Voce- American Wheat w/ Orange Juice, Cardamom, Black Peppercorn & Fennel Seeds-6.3%

-BA Cabra Perdida-Whiskey Barrel Aged Blueberry Imperial Cream Stout-11.7%

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September 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM



You don’t have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the world’s most well-known beer festival. HopCat will bring it to you! We’ll be pouring our favorite local and authentic imported Oktoberfestbiers, and serving our favorite German-inspired food specials. Guests are encouraged to wear their best lederhosen or dirndls. We’ll also be giving away a limited amount of Oktoberfest steins (while supplies last) so get there early!



  1. HofBrauHaus– Oktoberfestbier – 6.3%
  2. Great Lakes-Oktoberfest-6.5%
  3. Sierra Nevada w/ Weihenstephan-Oktoberfest- 6%
  4. Bells-Octoberfest-5.5%
  5. Sam Adam’s Octoberfest- 5.3%

A little history from the official Oktoberfest website - "Why is Oktoberfest called "Oktoberfest" when it actually begins in September?

The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.

By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.


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September 25, 2018 - 6:30 PM

HofBrauHaus Oktoberfest Beer Dinner

Oktoberfest German Dinner


Tuesday September 25th @ 6:30PM



Celebrate Oktoberfest in East Lansing. We will be featuring beer from Bavaria’s own HofBrauHaus. Accompanying these traditional German beers will be a from-scratch menu of rich and savory dishes prepared by our own head chef.  Prost!


Welcoming beer:Dunkel Weizen- Dunkelweizen-5.1%


First Course:German Cheese Dip w/ Rye and Toasted Crackers

Paired w/Dunkel-Munich Dunkel -5.5%


Second Course: Beef, Potato and Cabbage Soup

Paired w/Oktoberfestbier-Festbier-6.3%


Third Course: Sauerbraten- German Pot Roast w/ Roasted Vegetables 

Paired w/Original- Munich Helles Lager-5.1%


Dessert:German Bienenstich “Bee-Sting Cake” w/ Cream, Toasted Almonds, & Honey

Paired w/Hefe Weizen-Hefeweizen-5.1%



Get Your Tickets Today!!!


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