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Events List

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Our spectacular second floor venue and outdoor patio is available for private parties of up to 400 or more. The room can be configured for formal sit-down dinners or for casual roving cocktail parties and networking events. With a dedicated bar featuring 60 taps, cocktails and wine, we can create a beverage service program that's perfect for your budget. Our scratch kitchen can create a customized dining experience whether you'd like a buffet style setup or a plated dinner served by our staff. Contact our general manager, Bill Butler, to begin planning your event by clicking the button below or at bbutler@hopcat.com or (313) 769-8828.

 

September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 - 11:00 am

Feel Good Tap Feature (September)

One of HopCat's favorite partnerships is FeelGood Tap, in which Michigan breweries donate proceeds from a selected beer to be donated to a Michigan nonprofit, rotating montly. 

This month our featured beer is:

Brewery Vivant {Grand Rapids, MI}

Hop Field // Unfiltered Farmhouse IPA w/ Native Michigan Hops // 7% ABV // Pint

*****$1 for every pint sold will go to Forgotten Harvest*****

September 23, 2018 - 11:00 am

Hoptoberfest

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!

Pouring:

HofBrauHaus {Munich, Germany} // Oktoberfestbier //  Festbier // 6.3% ABV

Ayinger // {Munich, Germany} Oktober Fest Marzen // Marzen // 5.8% ABV

Great Lakes {Cleveland, Ohio} // Oktoberfest // Marzen // 6.5% ABV

Sam Adams {Boston, MA} // Octoberfest // Marzen // 5.3% ABV

Bell’s Brewing Co. {Comstock, MI} // Octoberfest Beer // Marzen // 5.5% ABV

Batch Brewing Co. {Detroit, MI} // Fest Bier // Festbier // 5% ABV

 

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 - 7:00 pm

HopCat Detroit Oktoberfest Beer Dinner

Join us for an expertly paired tasting event with our friends from Hofbrauhaus Munchen. In celebration of the world's largest known beer festival, we will be featuring 5 beers across 4 courses with locally sourced ingredients used in every dish.  

Welcoming beer: HofBrau Original // Munich Helles Lager // 5.1% ABV

 

First Course: Obatzda -- Creamy beer cheese dip & homemade soft pretzels

Paired w/ HofBrau Dunkel // Munich Dunkel Lager // 5.5% ABV

 

Second Course: Sausage & kraut fritters served with German-style potato salad

Paired w/ HofBrau Oktoberfestbier // Festbier // 6.3% ABV

 

Third Course: German-style goulash with spaetzel

Paired w/ Hofbrau Delicator // Dopplebock // 8.1% ABV 

 

Dessert: Kirschenminkel -- Bread pudding with cherries

Paired w/ Hofbrau Hefeweizen // Hefeweizen // 5.4% ABV

 

Tickets are available for purchase here!

October 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018 - 11:00 am

Feel Good Tap Feature (October)

One of HopCat's favorite partnerships is FeelGood Tap, in which Michigan breweries donate proceeds from a selected beer to be donated to a Michigan nonprofit, rotating montly. 

This month our featured beer is:

Bell's Brewing Company {Kalamazoo, MI}

Best Brown // American Brown Ale // 5.8% ABV // Pint

October 2, 2018 - 11:00 am

Bangerz Only! (October)

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 rarest, most special, or just downright delicious beers we can find. We like to call them Bangerz!

This month’s Banger is:

Dogfish Head {Milton, DE}

Fruit-Full Fort // Strong Ale w/ Raspberry, Blackberry, Boysenberry & Elderberry // 18% ABV // Mini-Snifter

"A complex ale with a boatload of berries.

A twist on our beloved Fort, Fruit-Full Fort is brewed with four types of berries -- raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry & elderberry! This juicy blend of dark berries creates depth and complexity reminiscent of a jammy red wine."

Every Banger will be tapped at open, but when it's gone, it's gone. We will have no regrets. Will you? 

 

 

October 7, 2018 to October 8, 2018 - 11:00 am

Founder's Feelin' Like Fall Feature

It’s officially Fall and we are ready to get start getting cozy with some comfort beers. But do we really even need a reason? Sometimes we just want to drink beer made by our friends, for our friends, with our friends.  Join us as we tap 10 of our favorite Founders beers – we will have their freshest seasonal offerings, a couple of bangers, and some everyday good good. Cheers.

Pouring

Mosaic Promise // Single Hop Pale Ale // 5.5% ABV

Nitro Rubeaus // Nitro Ale w/ Raspberry // 5.7% ABV

Trigo // Hoppy Wheat Lager // 6.3% ABV

Porter // American Porter // 6.5% ABV

Breakfast Stout // American Stout w/ Oats, Chocolate & Coffee // 8.3% ABV

Red's Rye // American Rye IPA // 6.6% ABV

Harvest Ale // Wet-Hopped American IPA // 7.6% ABV

Dankwood // Bourbon BA Imperial Red IPA // 12.2% ABV

Backwoods Bastard // Bourbon BA Scotch Ale // 11% ABV

Curmudgeon’s Better Half // Maple Syrup Bourbon BA Old Ale // 12.7% ABV

October 20, 2018 - 11:00 am

Bell's Big Game Day - Tap Feature

Join us for one of the biggest college football game days of the year -- U of M vs. MSU -- as we enjoy some offerings from Bell's Brewery. The Bell's team will be in the house to promote some friendly rivalry and share one of the many things that ultimately brings us all together: delicious craft beer.  

Featuring

Two Hearted // American IPA // 7% ABV

Best Brown // American Brown Ale // 5.8% ABV

Kalamazoo Stout // American Stout // 6% ABV

Expedition Stout // Russian-Style Imperial Stout // 10.5% ABV

Larry’s Latest Belgian // Belgian-Style Ale // 6.5% ABV

Larry’s Latest IPA // American IPA // 6.4% ABV

Bell’s collab w/ Deschutes Schwarzbier // Dark Lager // 6.4% ABV

Third Coast Old Ale // Old Ale // 10.2% ABV