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June 17, 2018 - 10am

Father's Day at Hopcat!

Free Pretzel Nuggz for dads on Father's Day

 

Even More Mowers: Dad Beers for Dad’s Day (Plus free Pretzel Nuggz for dads)

Sunday, June 17th @ 10 am

Let's show Dad how much he's appreciated: All Father's Day - Sunday, June 17 - dads can get a free side of Pretzel Nuggz with any dine-in purchase. We're also tapping a bunch of Mower beers: those crisp, cold, light lagers and ales that Dad deserves after a hot day of lawn work. For Father’s Day, we’re celebrating with six of the best classic and new-school Mower beers, because even though we can’t help with cutting the grass, we think every Dad deserves a cold one on his special day!  

Featuring our Brunch Right Meow & $5 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 10am-3pm! While we’re at it, let’s hook Dad up with some free crack fries ALL. DAY. LONG.

Pouring:

PBR –  American Lager -4.6% - Pabst – Milwaukee, WI

Old Style – American Lager - 4.6% - G. Heileman - La Crosse, WI

Stroh’s – Bohemian Pilsner – 4.5% - Brew Detroit – Detroit, MI

Light Lager – American Lager – 3.8% - Perrin – Comstock Park, MI

Beer For Drinking – American Blonde Ale – 4.8% - Sierra Nevada – Chico, CA

Solid Gold – American Lager – 4,4% - Founders – Grand Rapids, MI

June 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Greenbush Brewing Beer Dinner

Beer Dinner – Greenbush Brewing

Tuesday, June 26nd  @ 6:30PM

Join us for a much-anticipated beer dinner with the rad folks from Greenbush Brewing in Sawyer, MI!  We're beyond thrilled to bring you this bright & flavorful lineup of 5 fantastic brews paired with 4 courses from our creative & talented executive chef, Matthew Palen.

Welcoming Beer:  Traktor – Cream Ale – 6.1%

First Course:  Tuna, Avocado, & Mango Sushi Rolls: Thin sliced sashimi tuna, fresh mango, and creamy avocado slices rolled in sushi rice and spicy seaweed wrap; served with soy sauce and pickled vegetables.

Paired w/: Star Chicken Shotgun – American IPA – 6.8%

Second Course: Chicken and Bell Pepper Orzo Risotto: Tender orzo pasta with fire roasted bell peppers, chicken stock, and pecorino romano cheese form a creamy, decadent risotto; topped with crispy chicken cracklins.

Paired w/ Sunspot – Hefeweizen – 6%

Third Course: Wild Boar Sausage with Fire Grilled Belgian Endive: Roasted wild boar sausaged accompanied by fire grilled Belgian endive and red pepper coulis.

Paired w/ Distorter- Porter -7.2%

Dessert: Lavender and Hazelnut Chocolate Meringues: Light and crispy dark chocolate meringues topped with chopped hazelnut and scented with fragrant lavender.

Paired w/ Power Nap – American Stout w/ coffee & chamomile (collaboration w/ Transient Artisan Ales)

 

Tickets available at: https://greenbushbeerdinnerkzoo.eventbrite.com

July 3, 2018 - 11am

Bangerz Only w/ Frankenmuth Brewery

Bangerz Only

Bangerz Only!

Tuesday, July 3rd @ 11:00 am      

It's a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! On the first Tuesday 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:

  •  Frankenmuth Brewery {Frankenmuth, MI} Barrel Aged Oh My Quad! – 11.5% ABV

OMQ! (Barrel Aged) is a complex, boldly flavored Belgian style Quadrupel Ale made with a La-Chouffe yeast and aged in barrels that rested bourbon for six years and then brandy for another two years. High gravity, low hop bitterness, dark fruit flavors and robust malty aroma characterize this smoothly balanced Belgian Quad.

July 11, 2018 - 5pm

Patio Party & Founders Tap Takeover

Founders tap takeover and patio party

Patio Party / Tap & Can Feature with Founders

Wednesday, July 11 @ 5pm 

Join Leigh Anne from Founders at our Airstream patio bar for an evening of giveaways, games, & Founders faves!  We’ve loaded up the lines and coolers with kegs & cans of our favorite Founders brews, and we’ll be ready to get down till the sun goes down! 

On Tap Inside:

KBS (2018) / Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Chocolate & Coffee / 12.4% 

Double Trouble / American Imperial IPA / 9.4%

DKML / Bourbon BA Malt Liquor / 14.2%

Dankwood / Bourbon BA Imperial Red IPA / 12.2%

PC Pils / American Hopped Pilsner / 5.5% (July Feelgood Tap Feature!)

Nitro Rubaeus / Fruit Ale w/ Raspberries / 5.7%

Red’s Rye / American IPA / 6.6%

Porter / American Porter / 6.5%

 

In Cans @ The Airstream:

All Day IPA / American Session IPA / 4.7 % / 19.2oz

Centennial IPA / American IPA / 7.2% / 12oz 

Solid Gold / American Lager / 4.4% / 12oz 

Green Zebra / Gose w/ Watermelon / 4.6% / 12oz

Rubaeus / Fruit Ale w/ Raspberries / 5.7% / 12oz

July 21, 2018 - 11am

Belgian National Day

Belgian National Day is July 21

July 21st is Belgian National Day, and here at Hopcat we ALWAYS have a killer list of Belgian beers! In celebration of Belgium’s National Holiday, we’re offering up 7 of our favorites, and hooking you up with limited-edition glassware giveaways when you purchase any one of them—there’s something for every palate here!
 
Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}
* Premiere - Trappist Dubbel / 7%
 
Brasserie Dupont {Tourpes, Belgium}
* Saison Dupont - Saison / 6.5%
 
Brouwerij Lindemans {Vlezenbeek, Belgium}
* Lindemans Framboise - Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry / 2.5%
 
Brouwerij St. Bernardus {Watau, Belgium}
* ABT 12 - Belgian Quad / 10%
 
Brouwerij Van Steenberge {Evergem, Belgium}
* Monk’s Cafe - Oud Bruin / 5.5%
 
Brouwerij Rodenbach {Roselare, Belgium}
* Rodenbach Classic - Flanders Red Ale / 5.2%
 
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck {Ingelmunster, Belgium}
* St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition - Gueuze / 5%
 
==Bottles==
 
Duvel Moortgat {Puurs, Belgium}
* Duvel - Belgian Golden Strong Ale / 8.5% / 11.2oz Bottle
 
Brasserie d’ Orval {Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium}
* Orval - Trappist Ale / 6.2% / 11.2oz Bottle
 
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle {Malle, Belgium}
* Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Belgian Dubbel / 7% / 330mL Bottle
 
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle {Malle, Belgium}
* Westmalle Trappist Tripel - Belgian Tripel / 9.5% / 330mL Bottle
 
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy {Rochefort, Belgium}
* Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Belgian Quad / 11.3% / 11.2oz Bottle
 
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen {Lot, Vlaams-Brabant}
* Oude Gueuze - Gueuze / 6% / 375mL Bottle
 
Hanssens Artisanaal {Dworp, Belgium}
* Scarenbecca Kriek Belgian Kriek / 6% / 375mL Bottle
 
==Food Feature==
 
Crack Frites - Our awesome, beer-battered French fries sprinkled with our signature cracked pepper seasoning, served Belgian-style with blue cheese-black pepper aioli and pesto aioli.
July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm

Belgian Beer Dinner

Belgian National Beer Dinner

In a continued celebration of July’s Belgian National Holiday, we’ve selected 5 of our favorite Belgian brews to pair with 4 delicious courses from our talented chefs!

 

Welcoming Beer:  Saison Dupont / Saison / 6.5%

 

First Course: Red endive with dried cranberries, pecans and feta with a honey and caraway dressing.

* Paired w/ St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition/ Gueuze / 5%

 

Second Course: Waterzooi - a rich traditional Belgian fish stew with vegetables.

* Paired w/ Chimay Premiere / Trappist Dubbel / 7%

 

Third Course: Stoemp - a staple of Brussels cuisine that blends mashed potatoes and vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, carrots, onion, and kale—served with banger sausages.

* Paired w/ St. Bernardus ABT 12 / Belgian Quad / 10%

 

Dessert: Traditional Belgian waffle topped with a raspberry compote and drizzled with a dark chocolate stout sauce

*Paired w/ Lindemans Framboise / Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry / 2.5%

 

Tickets available now at https://belgiandinnerkzoo.eventbrite.com

 

August 7, 2018 - 11am

Bangerz Only: No Rules 2018

Bangerz Only!

Its a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! On the first Tuesday 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 its gone its gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

This month’s Banger is:

Perrin Brewing Co. {Comstock Park, MI} No Rules – 15% ABV

This gigantic 15% Imperial Porter is deceptively smooth and subtly sweet with layers of flavor that never seem to end. Some say it tastes like a Mounds candy bar that’s been dipped over and over again in rich chocolate and soaked in bourbon. Other people find flavors of coconut, cinnamon, toffee, vanilla, and coffee — and they would also be correct. This beer is special and there’s a reason why it was named as the top beer in the World.

August 9, 2018 - 5pm

Lansing Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

Lansing Brewing Company Tap Takeover

Wednesday, August 9 @ 5pm

 

Lansing Brewing Company is taking over ten of our taps for the first time ever!  Join us for some of their best brews of all different styles!

Amber Cream Ale / Cream Ale / 5.2% 

Velvet Villain / Imperial Porter / 8.2%

Peninsula Pils / German Style Pilsner / 4.7% 

Angry Mayor / American IPA / 6.8%

Michigan Medley / Session IPA / 4.6% 

Urban Grove / American Wheat Ale / 5.3% 

Dunkledore’s Army / Dunkleweizen / 4.9%

Brunch Beer / BBA Brown Lager w/ Coffee / 8.6%

Mango Pineapple Smoove/ Kettle Sour w/ Mango, Pineapple, & Lactose Sugar / 5.2%

Schor Style / Dry-Hopped Cream Ale / 5%               

August 16, 2018 - 5pm

20th Anniversary of New Belgium's Sour Series

20thAnniversary of New Belgium’s Sour Series

Thursday, August 16th

American sour beer might be the “hot new thing”, but our friends at New Belgium have been at it for TWO DECADES!  We’ll be tapping 7 of our favorite sours beers from New Belgium in celebration of the 20thanniversary of their sour program!  

 La Folie / Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale / 7%

Le Terroir / Dry Hopped American Sour Ale / 7.5%

Transatlantique Kriek / Blended Cherry Lambic & Foeder-Aged Golden Sour / 6.2%

Belgian Reserve Sour Saison / Foeder-Aged Farmhouse Ale / 7%

Blackberry Oscar / Dark Sour Ale aged in Blackberry Whiskey Barrels / 8.8%

Apple Felix / Sour Golden Ale aged in Apple Whiskey Barrels / 8.8%

August 21, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Canarchy Beer Dinner featuring Oskar Blues, Perrin & Cigar City

“Canarchy” Beer Dinner w/ Perrin, Oskar Blues, & Cigar City

Tuesday, August 21st@ 6:30PM

A six-course tasting menu paired with beers from craft beer’s favorite family—the Canarchy! Join us for two beers from Perrin, two from Oskar Blues, and three from Cigar City, paired with small plates created by our talented chefs!

Welcoming Beer:   Mama’s Little Yella Pils / Czech Bohemian Pilsner / 4.7%

First Course:Caprese Phyllo Puffs—flaky phyllo dough filled and baked with fresh mozzarella cheese, roma tomatoes, and fresh basil, topped with balsamic vinegar reduction

Paired w/Passion Fruit Gose / Gose with Passion Fruit / 4.5%

Second Course:Smoked Salmon Mousse—a rich and creamy blend of smoked salmon, neufchatel cheese, scallions, and roasted garlic; served with marble rye toast points

Paired w/Grapefruit IPA / American IPA with Grapefruit / 5%

Third Course:Fire Roasted Chicken Wings with Mole Negro—fire grilled chicken wings tossed in an earthy and spicy black mole sauce

Paired w/Florida Cracker / Belgian Style White Ale w/ Coriander & Orange Peel / 5.5%

Fourth Course:Sesame Garlic Chicken Egg Rolls—crispy wonton wrapper filled and fried with shredded broccoli, carrots, cabbage, grilled chicken, and sesame garlic sauce; served with hot mustard and blood orange sauce for dipping

Paired w/Jai Alai / American IPA / 7.5%

Fifth Course:Adobo Pork Tostada—crispy corn tortilla topped with adobo braised pork, shaved red onions, cilantro, chipotle lime crema

Paired w/Maduro Brown / English Brown Ale / 5.5%

Dessert:Chocolate Cashew Brittle—served with a fresh caramel drizzle

Paired w/Ten Fidy / Imperial Stout / 10.5%

Tickets available now at https://canarchydinnerkzoo.eventbrite.com