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June 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Bad Weather Beer Dinner

Beer Dinner

Join us for a 5 beer, 4-course beer dinner featuring our friends at Bad Weather Brewery located in St. Paul! Mike Driver, one of HopCat’s best Kitchen Managers, will be pairing up the best locally sourced food available to match the quality of these amazing beers. Bad Weather has a lot of experience in the brewing community combining together a dinner you will not forget!

 

Welcoming beer:  Sun Pillar / Belgian-Style Blonde Ale / 5.1% ABV

 

First Course:  Spicy Thai Salad

Paired w/Anomaly / American Kettle Sour w/ Passion Fruit / 4.2% ABV

 

Second Course:Blackened Ahi Toastadas

Paired w/The Hopcromancer / American IPA / 7% ABV

 

Third Course:Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)

Paired w/Windvane / American Red IPA / ABV 7%

 

Dessert:  Coffee Bread Pudding

Paired w/Cauld / Wee Heavy / ABV 8%

 

Buy Tickets at --------> www.badweather.eventbrite.com

July 3, 2018 - 11 a.m.

Bangerz Only

Bangerz Only

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 most exclusive, special, or just downright delicious beers we can find. We like to call them Bangerz! Every Banger will be tapped at open, but when it’s gone it’s gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

This month's Banger is:

Dark Horse Brewery {Marshall, MI}: Bourbon BA Cocoa Nibbler / Bourbon BA American Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla Beans & Cocoa Nibs / ABV 8.5% / Snifter

This specialty was the winner of the 2015 Staff Brew Off Competition. This super chocolatey, bourbon, creamy goodness is a limited draft only release that is sure not to disappoint! Don’t miss out on this one time specialty.

July 17, 2018 - 4 p.m.

Toppling Goliath Tap Feature

Tap Feature

Toppling Goliath is a rapidly growing brewery from Decorah, IA. They have set the standard in the area for highly coveted IPA’s and their limited releases are always delicious and unique. Help us welcome Toppling Goliath to HopCat. Here's what they're bringing along for a special tap feature:

Pseudo Sue // American Pale Ale // ABV 6.8%

Dorothy’s New World Lager // California Common // ABV 5.5%

Pompeii // American IPA // ABV 6.2%

Golden Nugget // American IPA // ABV 6.8%

Naughty 90 // Old Ale // ABV 8%

July 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Belgian National Day!

Belgian National Day is July 21

 

Belgium's national holiday commemorates July 21st, 1831 on which Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the nation’s first monarch. The king’s vow marked the start of the independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy and parliament. We’ll celebrate Belgium’s independence day through the weekend in classic HopCat Fashion- with our favorite beer & food offerings.

 

Draft

Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}: Premiere / Trappist Dubbel / 7%

Brasserie Dupont {Tourpes, Belgium}: Saison Dupont / Saison / 6.5%

Brouwerij Lindemans {Vlezenbeek, Belgium}: Lindemans Framboise / Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry / 2.5%

Brouwerij St. Bernardus {Watau, Belgium}: St. Bernardus Witbier / Belgian Witbier / 5.5%

Brouwerij St. Bernardus {Watau, Belgium}: ABT 12 / Belgian Quad / 10%

Brouwerij Van Steenberge {Evergem, Belgium}: Monk’s Cafe / Oud Bruin / 5.5%

Brouwerij Rodenbach {Roselare, Belgium}: Rodenbach Classic / Flanders Red Ale / 5.2%

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck {Ingelmunster, Belgium}: St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition / Gueuze / 5%

 

Bottles

Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}: Gold / Trappist Single / 4.8%

Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}: Red / Trappist Dubbel / 7%

Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}: White / Trappist Tripel / 8%

Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}: Blue / Trappist Quad / 9%

Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}: / Cognac BA Grand Reserve / Cognac BA Trappist Quad / 10.5%

Brouwerij Lindemans {Vlezenbeek, Belgium}: Oude Gueuze Cuvée René / Gueuze / 5.2% / 355ml

 

Food Feature

Crack Frites: Our awesome, beer-battered French fries sprinkled with our signature cracked pepper seasoning, served Belgian-style with blue cheese-black pepper aioli and pesto aioli.

July 31, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Belgian Beer Dinner

Belgian National Beer Dinner

Join us for an expertly paired tasting event. This month, to celebrate Belgian National Day, we will be featuring some of Belgium’s finest beers available in the good ‘ol USA. Featuring a 5-beer, 4-course meal with locally sourced ingredients used in every dish.

Welcoming beer:  Chimay Premiere – Trappist Dubbel – 7%

 

First Course:  Endive & Walnut Salad

* Paired w/Brouwerij Van Steenberge - Monk’s Café – Oud Bruin – 5.5%         

 

Second Course: Frites w/ Classic Aoli

* Paired w/ Saison DuPont – Saison – 6.5%

 

Third Course: Mussels

* Paired w/  St. Bernardus Witbier – Belgian Witbier – 5.5%

 

Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake w/ Raspberries

* Paired w/ Lindemans Framboise – Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry – 2.5%

 

Tickets available now belgianhopcat.eventbrite.com

August 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Bangerz Only: Firestone Walker Bretta Rose

Tuesday, August 7th  @ Open

Its a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! On the first Tuesday of every month, we raid our cellar and tap one of the most rare, special, or just downright delicious beers we can find. We like to call them Bangerz! Every Banger will be tapped at open, but when it’s gone it’s gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

 

This months Banger is:

Firestone Walker {Paso Robles, CA}

Bretta Rose 

Berliner Weisse w/ Raspberry / ABV 5.3% / Snifter

 

Firestone Walker jumped at the opportunity to ferment fresh local raspberries with one of their Barrelworks creations.  Behold Bretta Rosé!  A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse style ale, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for 6 months, is the foundation for this gem.  Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for 4 more months and voila, we have a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish.

August 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Pipeworks Tap Feature

Tuesday, August 14th  @ 4:00PM

This highly acclaimed brewery started by Beejay Olson and Gerrit Lewis back in January 2012. They started off brewing one off beers that were made for a specific market for beer connoisseurs. Join us to try some of the best beers that they have to offer with some of their classics too!

 

Lizard King // American Pale Ale // 6% ABV

Ninja vs Unicorn // American Double IPA // 8% ABV

Blood Orange Guppy // American Session IPA w/ Blood Orange & Honey // 4.6% ABV

Spotted Puffer // American Double IPA w/ Passion Fruit & Honey // 9.5% ABV

GoGo Wongo Mongo / American IPA w/ Pineapple // 7.3% ABV

Lucky Cat // American Pale Ale w/ Strawberries & Hibiscus // 8% ABV

Jones Dog Sundae // Milk Stout w/ Cocoa, Vanilla & Strawberry // 8% ABV

Unicorn’s Revenge // American Double IPA // 10% ABV

August 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Destihl Beer Dinner

Tuesday, Aug 28th @ 6:30PM $45

Join us for an expertly paired tasting event with Destihl Brewery. Located in Normal, Illinois, their beer is anything but NORMAL! Kitchen Manager Extraordinaire, Jordan Leece, will be hand crafting a flavor packed, HopCat Experience like none other.

 

Welcoming beer:Normal Pils // German-Style Pilsner // 5% ABV

 

First Course:  Walnut, Goat Cheese, & Blueberry Salad w/ Blueberry Gose Vinagrette

Paired w/Blueberry Gose // Gose w/ Blueberry // 5.2%ABV

 

Second Course:Stuffed Chicken Roulade w/ Alfredo on top of Potato Pancakes

Paired w/Weissenheimer // Hefeweizen // 5.2% ABV

 

Third Course:Shrimp Tacos w/ A Habanero Salsa

Paired w/Amra Mango // American IPA w/ Mango // 6.9% ABV

 

Dessert:Imperial Stout Brownie w/ Bourbon Pecan Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Paired w/Dosvidanya // Oak Bourbon BA American Imperial Stout // 12.5% ABV

 

Buy tickets at www.destihl.eventbrite.com