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September 18, 2018 - 7 PM

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner w/ HofbrauHaus!

HofBrauhaus

Join us for a 4 course, 5 beer Oktoberfest themed dinner with HofBrauhaus!

 

Welcoming Beer: Hefe Weizen - 5.4% - Hefeweizen

 

First Course: German Borscht - Sweet & robust soup w/ ham, veggies, & spices

Paired w/ Original Lager - 5.2% - Helles Lager

 

Second Course: Ground duck meatballs w/ cherry sauce

Paired w/ Oktoberfest - 6.3% - Marzen

 

Third Course: Mustard crusted pork loin w/ cabbage slaw

Paired w/ Dunkelweizen - 5.1% - Dunkelweizen

 

Dessert: Apple Strudel - Strudel pastry jacket w/ warm apple filling

Paired w/ Dunkel - 5.5% - Dunkel

 

Buy your tickets here!

September 23, 2018 - 10 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 ledehosen or dirndls. We'll also be giving away a limited amount of Oktoberfest steins (while supplies last) so get there early!

Pouring:

  1. Bier (Indianapolis, IN) - Oktoberfest - 5.8% - Marzen
  2. Blind Owl (Indianapolis, IN) - Black Forest - 5.8% - Marzen
  3. HofBrauhaus (Munich, Germany) - Oktoberfestbier - 6.3% - Marzen
  4. Sun King (Indianapolis, IN) - Oktoberfest - 5.7% - Marzen
  5. Upland (Bloomington, IN) - Oktoberfest - 6.7% - Marzen

A little history from the 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 Theresse von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and endd 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 stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in Oxtober and this tradition continues into present times."

October 2, 2018 - 11 AM

Bangerz Only!: Raison D'Extra

Raison D'Extra

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 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 its gone its gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

 

Dogfish Head – Raison D’Extra (2014) – 18% - Belgian-Style Strong Dark Ale w/ Raisin & Brown Sugar

 

Raison D'Etre, with a little extra. This immodest brew, made with an obscene amount of malt, brown sugar and raisins, takes Belgian-style browns to new heights.

Raison D'Extra's little brother Raison D'Etre was brewed to be the ultimate beer partner for steak. Plump raisins and beet sugars give the beer a similar DNA and color to red wine.

October 16, 2018 - 7 PM

Vegan Beer Dinner w/ Metazoa Brewing Co.

Metazoa Brewing Co

Join us for a 4 course, 5 beer vegan dinner with our friends from Metazoa Brewing Co.!

 

Welcoming beer:  Nap in the Hammock – 4.8% - Cream Ale

 

First Course:  Butter nut squash soup

Paired w/  Belgian-Style Golden Ale

 

Third Course:  Fried cauliflour over a bed of lettuce

Paired w/  Cat Hops – 7% - American IPA

 

Dessert:  Portabello mushroom burger

Paired w/  Hog Body – 10% - American Barleywine

 

Dessert:  Apple crisp

Paired w/  Wee Bit – 9.5% - Scotch Ale