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August 17, 2018 - All Day

Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days refer to the hot sultry days of late Summer. When ancient astronomers noticed that the constellation Sirius, the dog, loyally followed Orion into the sky this time every year they saw fit to name this period of Summer after him. In recognition of man’s best friend HopCat is teaming up with Beer Paws to celebrate. We will be featuring some exceptionally canine inspired craft beers that are sure to get your tail wagging!

 

Avery Ellies Brown / American Brown Ale / 5.5%

Abita Turbo Dog / English Style Brown Ale / 5.6%

Lagunitas Dog Town / American Pale Ale / 6.2%

Squatters Chasing Tail / Golden Ale / 4%

Big Sky Brewing Hound Dog / American Strong Ale / 8.5%

Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug / Schwarzbier / 5.5%

August 28, 2018 to August 29, 2018 - 6:30PM

Back to Back Bacon Beer Dinner

Tuesday August 28th&  Wednesday August 29th6:30PM 

For the first time ever, HopCat is going back to back for our Beer Dinner. Double the dinners, double the beer, double the bacon. Featuring Blue Blood Brewing Co.

Welcoming Beer:  Kompagnon Kolsch / Kolsch / 4.2%

 

First Course:Maple Carmel Bacon Crack

Paired w/Guava Brett / Ale Brewed w/ Guava and Brettanomyces/ 7.5%

 

Second Course:BLT Salad w/ Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Paired w/ Wicked Snout / Saison / 6.4%

 

Third Course:Cherry Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Cheesy Bacon Ranch Roasted Potato Salad and Bacon Almond Green Beans

Paired w/ Blackberry Cabernaged / Cabernet Barrel Aged Brett Sasion w/ Blackberry / 7.5%

 

 

Dessert:Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Paired w/ Two Gun Brown / American Brown Ale / 5.5%

September 1, 2018 - 11AM/All Day

Big Red Beers

Saturday September 1st11AM/All Day

Kick off the Husker Football season opener with a celebration of all things BIG RED at HopCat. We are pulling out some of the best Red Ales we can find to help get you in the Husker spirit. GO BIG RED!

 

Thunderhead Brewing Co. / Leatherhead Red / American Red Ale / 5.2%

Code Beer Co. / Red / American Red Ale / 6.2%

Rahr & Sons. Brewing Co. / Red / American Red Ale / 5%

Nebraska Brewing Co. / Farrell’s Red / Irish Red Ale / 5.6%

September 6, 2018 - 11AM/All Day

Bangerz Only: The Kaiser

Thursday September  6th  11AM/All Day 

Its a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! On the first Thursday 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:

Avery Brewing Co. {Boulder, CO}

The Kaiser

Imperial Oktoberfest / 9.3%

The Kaiser once said, “Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be “sprechenden Deutsch!” We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest – gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent Noble hops – then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.

September 23, 2018 - 10AM/All Day

Hoptoberfest

Sunday September 23rd10AM/All Day

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!

 

Brickway Brewery & Distillery / Oktoberfest / Marzen / 5.5%

Odell Brewing Co. / Oktoberfest / Marzen / 6.1%

Ayinger Privatbrauerei / Oktoberfest / Marzen / 5.8%

HofBrau Haus Munchen / Oktoberfestbier / Festbier / 6.3%

Weihenstephaner / Festbier / Festbier / 5.8%

Ballast Point Brewing Co. / Dead Ringer / 6%

 

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 - 6:30PM

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner w/ Hofbrau Haus München

Tuesday September 25th6:30PM 

Welcoming Beer:  Hofbrau Original / Helles Lager / 5.2%

 

First Course:Laugenbrezel / German soft pretzels served with Dusseldorf (Mustard)

Paired w/Hofbrau Dunkel / Dunkel / 5.5%

 

Second Course:German Cucumber Salad

Paired w/ Hofbrau Munchner Weisse / Hefeweizen / 5.1%

 

Third Course:Schweinebraten / Roasted Pork, gravy, dumplings, red cabbage & roasted potatoes.

Paired w/ Hofbrau Oktoberfestbier / Festbier / 6.3%

 

Dessert:Kuchen / Black cherry, raspberry & vanilla ice cream.

Paired w/ Hofbrau Dunkel Weizen / Dunkelweizen / 5.1%

 

Purchase tickets at   

HoptoberfestBeerDinner2018.eventbrite.com