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Events List

May 1, 2018 - 11:00 AM


On the first Tuesday of every month, we tap a banger of a beer. This month, it’s a hopped-up heavy hitter from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.


Featured Banger:

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – 120 Minute IPA – 15-20% - American Imperial IPA

May 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM



Join us in embracing our inner geek as we join forces with Short’s Brewing Co. to celebrate Star Wars Day. Short’s has brewed up two exclusive brews to pay homage to arguably the greatest movie franchise of all time. A representative from the brewery will be on hand from 6PM to 9PM to answer questions and give away prizes! 


Empire Hops Back – ABV% - India Pale Lager

My Own Best Friend – ABV% - Dry-Hopped Belgian Strong Pale Ale w/ Huell Melon Hops

Huma Lupa Licious – 7.7% - American IPA

The Radar is Jammed (Soft Parade) – 7.5% - Fruit Rye Ale w/ Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries & Blackberries

Sticky Boots – 7% - Triple Dry-Hopped American Double IPA


May 11, 2018 - 5:00 PM


When three of the best breweries in the Midwest compete for the spotlight during Madison Craft Beer Week, you win. Join us as our charismatic brewery representatives from Founders Brewing Co., MobCraft Beer, and Lakefront Brewery bring out their best brews, and face off in a series of contests designed to test their strength, wit, and salesmanship. The top brewery will win the opportunity to hold a stand-alone tap feature at HopCat. Between contests, representatives from each brewery will be available to answer questions and give away prizes!



Founders Brewing Co. – Nitro Rubaeus – 5.7% - Nitro Raspberry Ale

Founders Brewing Co. – Red’s Rye – 6.6% - American Rye IPA

Founders Brewing Co. – Green Zebra – 4.6% - Gose w/ Watermelon

Founders Brewing Co. – Solid Gold – 4.4% - American Lager

Founders Brewing Co. – KBS – 11.8% - Bourbon BA American Imperial Stout w/ Chocolate & Coffee


MobCraft Beer – Batshit Crazy – 5.6% - American Brown Ale w/ Coffee

MobCraft Beer - Hoppy Hoppy Pants Pants – 9% - American Double IPA

MobCraft Beer - Ahopalypse – 6.7% - New England-Style IPA

MobCraft Beer - Gentlemen S-Tart Your Engines – 7% - Oak BA American Sour Ale w/ Blackberries & Blueberries

MobCraft Beer - Sour on the Vine – 6% - Oak BA American Sour Ale w/ Grapes


Lakefront Brewery – Black Friday – 15.6% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Lakefront Brewery – My Turn: Latif – 10.4% - Double Chocolate Stout

Lakefront Brewery - Whizzo – 8.4% - American Double IPA

Lakefront Brewery – Eazy Teazy – 3.4% - Low Calorie Green Tea Ale

Lakefront Brewery – Happy Glamper – 5% - Leisure Ale

May 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM


Join us in welcoming Iowa’s Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., voted second-best brewery in the world by BeerAdvocate! We’ll be tapping a handful of the intensely aromatic IPAs for which they’re best known. A representative from the brewery will be on hand from 11AM – 2PM to answer questions and give away prizes!


Pompeii – 6.2% - American IPA

Pseudo Sue – 5.8% - American Pale Ale w/ Citra Hops

Supa’ Sumo – 8% - American Double IPA

Mosaic Dry-Hop Pseudo Sue – 5.8% - Dry-Hopped American Pale Ale

Plus one exclusive specialty keg TBD!

May 13, 2018 - 10:00AM


Join us on Mother’s Day for Brunch Right Meow! We’ll be serving up dishes from our quirky and delicious brunch menu from 10am-3pm, and moms will enjoy a free order of our signature Crack Fries!

May 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM


Join us in welcoming brewery co-founder, Jim Klisch, as he accompanies us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at Lakefront Brewery.

Welcoming beer:  Happy Glamper – 4.1% - Leisure Ale


First Course:  Roasted Garlic & Coconut Milk Braised Chicken Skewer

Paired w/  New Grist Ginger – 4.7% - American Pilsner w/ Ginger


Second Course: Beef Brisket Pho w/ Basil & Bean Sprouts

Paired w/  Pils – 5% - German-style Pilsner


Third Course:  Tare-Glazed Duck Breast w/ Roasted Bok Choy

Paired w/  My Turn: Kenny - 9% - Wee Heavy


Dessert: Cherry Cheesecake Wontons

Paired w/  Brandy Barrel-Aged Cherry Lager – 10.7% - Brandy Barrel-Aged Lager w/ Wisconsin Cherries


Purchase your tickets HERE.