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Events List

April 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM


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!


While supplies last, we will be giving away custom Super Dank themed matchbooks in store. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a custom Super Dank Zippo lighter.

The following beers may cause feelings of relaxation, the munchies, and slow reaction time.



Lagunitas – Waldos’ Special Ale – 11.9% - American Double IPA

Odd Side Ales – Dank Juice – 7% - New England-Style IPA

Oskar Blues – Pinner – 4.9% - American Session IPA

Karben4 Brewing – Blazin’ Sage – 6.5% - Herb Smoked American Porter w/ Hemp Seed

Short’s Brewing – Treefer Madness – 6.5% - American IPA

Pearl Street Brewing Co. – Smokin’ Hemp Porter – 5.5% - American Porter w/ Hemp Seed

Alaskan Brewing Co. – Smoked Porter (2017) – 6% - American Smoked Porter

Hop Haus Brewing Co. – El Andy – 6.6% - American IPA

Uinta Brewing Co. – Dubhe – 9.2% - Double Black IPA w/ Hemp Seed

Sixpoint Brewery – Resin – 9.1% - American Double IPA

Saugatuck – Peach Cotton Mouth Quencher – 6% - American Kettle Sour w/ Peach

April 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM


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!



Dogfish Head – Dragons & Yum Yums – 6.5% - Fruit Ale w/ Dragonfruit, Yumberry, Passion Fruit, Pear & Black Carrot Juice

Dogfish Head – 60 Minute IPA – 6% - American IPA



** 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 - 11:00 AM


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 Madison is partnering with Madison Canopy Project, a division of the Urban Tree Alliance. This nonprofit works to strengthen the urban forest in the Madison area by increasing species diversity and helping people learn to care for the trees. They believe that all people, regardless of income, are entitled to live in a neighborhood graced by trees


Participating breweries will donate $1 of every pint sold to the Madison Canopy Project, in which HopCat will match, up to $300.


Also, from 11 AM – 2 PM, a representative from Madison Canopy Project 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!

April 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM


Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with meads from our friends at Madison’s own Bos Meadery.

Welcoming beer:  Hammer Smashed Cherry - 6% - Mead w/ Cherry


First Course:  Walnut & Goat Cheese Salad w/ Berry Vinaigrette

Paired w/  Currant Favorite Jam - 6% - Mead w/ Black Currant


Second Course: Pan Seared Halibut w/ Lemon & Herb Butter Sauce

Paired w/  Blanc You Very Much - 10% - Sauvignon Blanc Oak Aged Mead


Third Course:  Gorgonzola-Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon w/ Roasted Red Potatoes

Paired w/  Green Fairy - 11% - Mead w/ Green Anise, Sweet Fennel & Wormwood


Dessert:  Chocolate Tart w/ Espresso Glaze

Paired w/  Caffeine Buzz - 10% - Mead w/ Coffee


Purchase your tickets HERE.

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.