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April 20, 2018 - 3:00pm

Super Dank 4/20

In observance of this 4/20 holiday, we celebrate the very distinguished family of Cannabaceae, which consists of two members: Cannabis (hemp/weed) and Humulus (hops) by featuring some of our favorite cotton mouth quenching brews. While supplies last, we will be giving away custom Super Dank themed BIC lighters in store. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a custom Super Dank Zippo!


Featured Beers:


Saugatuck Brewing Co.  {Saugatuck, MI}

Peach Cotton Mouth Quencher

American Kettle Sour w/ Peach / 5.9%


Lagunitas Brewing Co.  {Chicago, IL}

The Waldo’s Special

American Double IPA / 11.9%


Lagunitas Brewing Co.  {Chicago, IL}

Lagunitas IPA

American IPA / 6.2%


Sweetwater Brewing Co.  {Atlanta, GA}

Grass Monkey

Dry-Hopped American Wheat Ale w/ Lemongrass / 5.4%


Sweetwater Brewing Co.  {Atlanta, GA}

420 Extra Pale Ale

American Pale Ale / 5.7%


Uinta Brewing Co.  {Salt Lake City, UT}


American Double Black IPA / 9.8%


4 Hands Brewing Co.  {St. Louis, MO}

Contact High

American Wheat Ale w/ Blood Orange Zest / 5%


Ale Asylum  {Madison, WI}

High Coup

American IPA / 6.2%


 New Belgium Brewing Co.  {Ft. Collins, CO}

The Hemperor

American IPA w/ Hemp Seed / 7%

April 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Record Store Day

This year, on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 21st, through the end of 2018, we declare every day Record Store Day! Bring in a receipt from any same day purchase from a record shop, and get a free order of crack fries with any HopCat Purchase**


“Music is part of HopCat’s DNA. I wanted to do this as a way of showing support for independent record stores that survive and thrive by creating cool places for people to discover great music,” said HopCat Founder Mark Sellers. “Providing a free order of Crack Fries is also our way of saying thank you to our guests who support their local record stores.”


We’ll also have Dogfish Head in house with some awesome beers, cool swag, and entry forms for a chance to win a Crosley Record Player shipped from the Dogfish Head brewery, to your front door!




Dogfish Head Brewery.  {Milton, DE}

Dragon’s & YumYums

American IPA w/ Yumberry, Passionfruit, Dragonfruit, Pear, & Black Carrot Juice / 6.5%


Dogfish Head Brewery.  {Milton, DE}


Style Descripiton / 4.9%


Dogfish Head Brewery.  {Milton, DE}


Belgian-Style Witbier / 4.8%


**Valid through the 2018 calendar year, with purchase, limited to one free order of Crack Fries per person, dine-in only with a same day receipt from a record shop. Guests must be 21 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Gratuity is not included.**

April 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Beer Dinner w/ Pollyanna!

We are teaming up with our friends from Pollyana Brewing Co. to put on a 5 beer, 4 course dinner at HopCat Chicago! Enjoy a special, one time only menu, expertly paired with beers from Lemont’s favorite brewery!


Welcoming beer:  The Full Lemonty - 5% - Golden Ale


First Course:  Summer Salad w/ Mixed Greens, Almonds, Mandarin Orange, & Radish

Paired w/  Cherry-Lime Allure – 4.6% - Berliner Weiss w/ Cherry & Lime


Second Course:  House-made Bruschetta

Paired w/  Humpenscrump – 5.2% -Hefeweizen


Third Course:  Crispy Airline Chicken w/ Buttered Veggies & Butternut Squash

Paired w/  Eleanor – 6.8% - English-Style Porter


Dessert:  Brownie Trifle

Paired w/  Coffee Fun Size – 6.1% - Milk Stout w/ Coffee, Peanut, Vanilla Bean, Cocoa Nib, & Sea Salt


Tickets are $40 and available here!

May 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Bangerz Only: Perennial Sump

Here at HopCat Chicago we have some real Bangerz stashed away, just for you! Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we tap something awesome! This month we’ll be tapping:


Perennial Sump – Imperial Stout w/ Coffee – 10.5%

May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

May The Shorts Be With You

On May 4that HopCat Chicago, we are celebrating our nerdy-ness with Short’s Brewing Co! HopCat and Short’s pride ourselves on being a little different, so Short’s is brewing two new beers, one themed for Star Wars and one themed for Space Balls!


Featured Beers:


Short’s Brewing Co.  {Bellaire, MI}

The Empire Hops Back

India Pale Lager / TBD%


Short’s Brewing Co.  {Bellaire, MI}

My Own Best Friend

Dry-Hopped Belgian-Style Golden Ale / TBD%


Short’s Brewing Co.  {Bellaire, MI}

Local’s Lightsaber

American Lager / 5.2%


Short’s Brewing Co.  {Bellaire, MI}

Wookie Brown

American Brown Ale / 7%


Short’s Brewing Co.  {Bellaire, MI}

The Radar is Jammed

American Fruit Rye Ale w/ Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, & Raspberry / 7.5%


Short’s Brewing Co.  {Bellaire, MI}

Huma Lupa Licious

American IPA / 7.7%

May 19, 2018 - 11:00am

100 Illinois Beer Tap Takeover


This year for Illinois Craft Beer Week HopCat is going to feature 100 of the best beers from our favorite state: Illinois! Join us when we open on Saturday, May 19th to try some awesome beers from every brewery we know in the state! We will have reps from many of the participating breweries in house to talk to guests about the beers and their breweries!

Participating breweries include:

  • Revolution
  • Half Acre
  • Off Color
  • Begyle
  • Two Brothers
  • Penrose
  • Pipeworks
  • Temperance
  • Marz
  • Emperical
  • Whiner
  • Pollyanna
  • Destihl
  • Lagunitas
  • Moody Tongue
  • On Tour
  • Burnt City
  • Ten Ninety
  • Middle Brow
  • Haymarket
  • Tighthead
  • Noon Whistle
  • Maplewood
  • Brickstone
  • Spiteful
  • Une Annee
  • Hubbard's Cave
  • 5 Rabbit
  • Forbidden Root
  • Dovetail
  • 2 Fools Cider
  • Buckledown
  • Scorched Earth
  • Alter
  • Metropolitan
  • Solemn Oath
  • Right Bee Cider
  • Alarmist
  • Wild Onion
  • Around the Bend
  • Aleman
  • Many More!
May 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Beer Dinner w/ Revolution Brewing

We are teaming up with our friends from Revolution Brewing to put on a 5 beer, 4 course dinner at HopCat Chicago! Enjoy a special, one time only menu, expertly paired with beers from one of Chicago’s favorite breweries! 


Welcoming beer: Rev Pils - 5.5% - American Pilsner


First Course: Ultimate Anti Pesto

Paired w/ Sun Crusher – 5.3% - American Wheat Ale


Second Course: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

Paired w/ Galaxy Hero - 7% - American IPA


Third Course: Coffee-Rubbed Ribs w/ Chicago Smoke BBQ Sauce & Root Vegetables

Paired w/ Chicago Smoke – 6.5% - Rauchbier


Dessert: Fruit Pie topped w/ Mandarin Orange, Blueberry, Strawberry, & Raspberry

Paired w/ Jamo-nilla – 13.2% - Nitro Jameson Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla Bean


Tickets available HERE!