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Events List

Corporate Parties & Private Events

Looking for the perfect place to host your next event? HopCat Lexington hosts private parties including corporate functions, casual strolling cocktail parties, and formal sit-down dinners for groups of 25 to 120 people. We have two semi-private veranda areas overlooking the atrium of The Square, or you can reserve the entire second floor for your function. We offer buffet style or plated meals depending your party's needs. For more information contact us at 859-286-6847. 

Geeks Who Drink - Trivia

Join us Wednesdays at 8pm for Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia. Grab your friends, grab a beer, and give your brain a workout. Free to play!

April 20, 2018 - 11AM

Super Dank

It’s April 20th, and that means it’s time to grab your best bud and blaze a trail to HopCat. In observance of this 4/20 holiday, we celebrate the very distinguished family of Cannabaceae, which consists of two members: Cannabis (hemp/weed) and Humlus (hops) by tapping the headiest and hardcore resinous beers we could find. Some old favorites, some new discoveries, but all 100% Super…Dank!

Dogfish Head -120 Minute IPA - 18% - American Imperial IPA

Oskar Blues – Pinner – 4.9% - Session IPA

GoodWood – Hemp Gose – 5.12 – Gose aged on Hemp

Sixpoint – Hi-Res – 10.5 – Imperial IPA

April 21, 2018 - 11AM

Record Store Day

This year, on Record Store Day – Saturday April 21st, through the end of 2018, we declare everyday 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!

 

Pouring:

 

Dragons & Yum Yums - 6.5% - American IPA w/ Dragonfruit, Yumberry, Passionfruit, Pear Juice & Black Carrot Juice.

 

SeaQuench - 4.9% - Session Sour

 

** 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 22, 2018 - 11AM

Earth Day

We take pride in our sustainability, initiatives, especially the ones that allow us the opportunity to partner with urban farms, community gardens & groups that are inspiring sustainable growth within their local communities. We believe that creating productive green spaces within urban environments is one of the most impactful ways to further positive change. This includes cleaning up abandoned & vacant lots, rebuilding healthy soil, harvesting rainwater, supporting wildlife & local pollinators, planting trees or gardens & growing healthy, organic & accessible produce for local communities, often creating jobs & stimulating the local economy. This Earth Day (4/22) we will be partnering with & raising funds for 15 different non-profit organizations doing just that. HopCat Lexington is partnering with SeedLeaf! 

 

Participating breweries will donate $1 of every pint sold to Seedleaf , in which HopCat will match, up to $300. Also, a representative from SeedLeaf will have a table set up in HopCat, to share 

more information about the great work that they do within our community, as well as opportunities to get involved! 

 

Pouring: 

  1. Ballast Point – Pineapple Sculpin - 7% - American IPA w/ Pineapple
  2. Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale - 5.6% - American Pale Ale
  3. North Coast – Red Seal - 5.4% - American Amber ALe
  4. New Belgium - Pilsener - 4.8% - Czech Pale Lager
  5. Merchant Du Vin – Ayinger Celebrator - 6.7% - Dopplebock
  6. Artisanal Imports – La Trappe Quad - 10% - Belgian Quad
  7. Lagunitas – Little Sumpin’ Sumpin' - 7.5% - American Pale Wheat Ale
  8. Saugatuck – Nitro Ghost of Neapolitan Stout (Hopcat Exclusive) - 6% - White Stout 
  9. Founders – Nitro Rubaeus - 5.7% - Nitro Raspberry Ale
  10. New Holland – Dragon’s Milk - 11% - BBA Imperial Stout
  11. Oskar Blues - Pinner - 4.9% - Session IPA

Thank you to all of our awesome sponsors who got their hands dirty and helped make this project possible!

 

May 4, 2018 - 11AM

May The 4th Be With You

May the fourth be with you! These are not the droids you are looking for, but they are the beers you’re looking for! That’s because Shorts has put together a special beer line up to celebrate all things Star Wars! 

 

The Empire Hops Back – 5.2% - India Pale Lager 

My Own Best Friend – TBD% - Dry Hopped Belgian Gold Ale 

Huma Lupa Licious – 7.7%- American IPA 

The Radar is Jammed – 7.5% - Rye Ale w/ Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Blackberry

May 14, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: Avery Barrel Beers

Yeah it’s Monday but it’s Monday of Lexington Craft Beer Week! The only reason you should feel sour is from Tequilacerbus, Avery’s Tequila BA Sour Ale. We’ll also be tapping Avery’s Vanilla Bean Stout, which in addition to being a delicious stout with vanilla beans, it’s also aged in Bourbon barrels. So you shouldn’t have any Monday blues after a trip to HopCat! 

 

Avery Vanilla Bean Stout – 10.8% - BBA Stout w/ Vanilla Beans 

Avery Tequilacerbus – 7.5% - Tequila BA Sour Ale

May 16, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: Dark Horse

Today is for hop heads and barrel enthusiasts alike. Crooked Tree is already a fantastic IPA but Double Crooked Tree is double the fun and clocks in at 98 IBU’s (if you’re into that sort of thing, we are)! But we also went in the other direction to show you that it’s not all about hops. You’ve got to check out this rich, creamy bourbon barrel aged stouts with cocoa nibs! 

 

Dark Horse BBA Cocoa Nibler – 8.5% - BBA Sweet Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs 

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree – 13.6% - Imperial IPA

May 17, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: No Where in Particular

For Lexington Craft Beer Week we managed to track down gypsy brewery No Where in Particular. These guys have a way cool operation where they move from brewery to brewery using other brewers’ fermentation tanks to make their own stuff. Although we tracked down these self proclaimed ‘hobos’ for a taste of their beer, we’re not sure what or where they’ve brewed. Stay tuned for more details because these guys blow into town they bring excellent beer with them!

May 18, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: Country Western Release!

Each year two of Lexington’s oldest breweries pair up to brew the much-anticipated Country Western! Country Boy Brewing Co. and West Sixth Brewing Co. are responsible for some of the best Bluegrass 

craft brews. Both breweries tout a Kentucky first mantra and this is just one of the way they give back to us! Right now, these beers are super top secret but once they’re released we’ll get you all the info.