We opened Saturday, Feb. 25 with a grand opening like no other - more than 300 people waiting to get in. We have 100 craft beers on tap, including rarieties from local and national brewers. Thanks for the warm welcome, KC. Come visit! Thanks to Kansas City's The Conquerors for allowing us to use their song "Turned Me To Stone" from the album "Wyld Time."
It isn't just a 14-letter word
We're serious about our role as conscientious business owners, constantly looking for ways we can be better stewards of our environment. We recycle or compost most of our waste, reducing the amount of trash going to landfills and incinerators by 90 percent. We also strive to source food and products from companies with similar commitments.
We open each HopCat with a special grand opening video featuring some great local, independent artists, often from the town where we're opening. Here's a Spotify list of our "soundtrack" so far (in order of HopCat opening). Thanks to all of the artists featured for allowing us to feature your music. Go see them live and buy their records.
Every HopCat is designed to look and feel unique, with custom-commissioned artwork and a special vibe -- if you've been to one, you haven't been to them all. Our beer lists reflect the same philosophy -- selected by a local beer manager whose job includes working with local brewers and distributors to showcase the best of what's around -- from mainstays and seasonals, to rareities, one-offs and exclusives.
HopCat was envisioned, designed, stocked, and staffed with one mission in mind: To bring you great beer. What is great beer? It's a beer made with care and pride. It might be a local beer or one from across the globe. It could be your usual pint, or a beer that you had no idea existed. Every once in a while, it's a beer you never would have ordered but for the fact that your server or bartender suggested it.