Events List

December 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM


Join HopCat East Lansing for some AMAZING custom-prepared porktastic plates from the minds of our head chefs, all specifically designed to pair perfectly with some delicious Bell’s stouts. Get your ticket before they’re gone!


First Course: Smoked Pork & Peach Bruschetta w/ Citrus Cream Glaze

-Paired w/ Smoked Stout – American Smoked Stout – 6%)

Second Course:    Banh Mi Baos w/ Pickled Vegetables

-Paired w/ Harry Magill’s Spiced Stout – American Stout w/ Maple Syrup, Ginger, Brewer’s Licorice, & Nutmeg – 7.8%

Third Course: Sweet & Savory Pork Loin w/ Citrus Rice

-Paired w/ Black Note – BBA American Imperial Stout – 10.8%

Dessert: Candied Bacon Coffee Cake

-Paired w/ Speical Double Cream Stout – Sweet Stout – 6.1%

December 21, 2017 - 5:08 PM


Come celebrate the longest night of the year with a little extra darkness in your glass! We’ll be tapping 15 stouts at sundown on the winter solstice - this isn’t your typical tap event!

  1. Smoked Stout – American Smoked Stout – 6%
  2. Mole Stout – American Stout w/ Cocoa, Cinnamon, Coriander, Black Pepper, and Dried Peppers – 8.3%
  3. Harry Magill’s Spiced Stout – American Stout w/ Maple Syrup, Ginger, Brewer’s Licorice, & Nutmeg – 7.8%
  4. Rye Stout – American Stout w/ Rye – 6.5%
  5. Oatmeal Stout – Oatmeal Stout – 7%
  6. Bear Hug Stout – (Dry-Hopped?) American Imperial Stout – 9.5%
  7. Cherry Stout – American Stout w/ Michigan Cherry Juice – 7%
  8. Sweet Potato Stout – American Stout w/ Sweet Potato, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Ginger, & Honey – 7%
  9. Overland Stout – Dry-Hopped American Stout – 6.7%
  10. Java Stout – American Stout w/ Coffee – 7.5%
  11. Trumpeter’s Stout – Session American Stout – 4%
  12. Kalamazoo Stout – American Stout w/ Brewer’s Licorice – 6%
  13. Expedition Stout – American Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial Stout) – 10.5%
  14. Coffee’s On (BA or Regular, not sure yet) – Milk Stout w/ Coffee – 8.5%
  15. Black Note – BBA American Imperial Stout – 10.8%
January 2, 2018 - 6:00 PM



We here at HopCat East Lansing have some real Bangerz stashed away. Stashed away for YOU. The first Tuesday of every month shall henceforth be BANGERZ DAY, and you’re invited! From our cellar to your mouth this month:

New Holland Brewing Co. {Holland, MI}

’15 Pilgrim’s Dole

12% - BBA Wheatwine / $7.5 / Snifter

January 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM



10 years strong! Since opening our original Grand Rapids location in January 2008, we've been on an unending quest to ensure that our beer selection is the best in the world. We’re listed as one of the Top 50 bars in the US by Draft Magazine. But that’s just the start: Beer Advocate Magazine has ranked us as the #3 Beer Bar in the world, and has rated us among the Top 5 beer bars in the U.S. 2012-2014. We’re humbled by the response that craft beer lovers all over the world have shown to our philosophy, and are truly grateful for the simple fact that we are lucky enough to be anchored in the Midwest, where craft beer is way of life. 

This year we're celebrating the HopCat family's 10th birthday on Saturday the 20th with FREE CRACK FRIES, 10 beers brewed exclusively for HopCat, and of course, the annual Crack Fries Eating Contest.

Free Crack Fries:
We're giving away free Crack Fries from 11a to 5p with any purchase. One order per person.

Crack Fries Eating Contest:
Come 3p, we’ll be hosting a Crack Fries eating contest. There's a $5 entry fee that will be matched by HopCat and donated to charity. Contestants must sign up in advance, either by email, by phone, or in person by 2:30pm on January 20th. To sign up, contact our General Manager, Josh Maddox, at, call 517.816.4300, or sign up in person at the restaurant by asking your server/bartender. 

Once the contest begins, you’ll have six minutes to eat as many Crack Fries, by weight, as you can. The 1st Place winner will receive a $500 HopCat gift card and the chance to compete for the grand prize - $2,000 and eternal glory as they're pitted against the other HopCat locations' winners in the World Championship Crack Fries Eating Contest at the 2018 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti. 

If you don’t want to subject your stomach to that, you can just come and hang out, drink a beer, get some food and enjoy the festivities. 

Other Details:
In addition to a $500 HopCat gift card, the first-place winner will be provided a travel voucher worth up to $500 to cover the costs of getting to the 2018 Summer Beer Festival.
2nd place winner gets a $100 HopCat gift card.
3rd place winner gets a $25 HopCat gift card.
4th place has to sit on the bar while everyone points and laughs…not really…maybe.


January 30, 2018 - 6:30 PM


Join HopCat East Lansing for some AMAZING custom-prepared plates from the minds of our head chefs, all specifically designed to pair perfectly with some delicious Deschutes drinks. Get your ticket before they’re gone!


Welcoming beer:  Fresh Squeezed – American IPA – 6.4%


First Course:  Mixed Greens Salad w/ Walnut & Orange Zest

Paired w/  Pacific Wonderland – Dry-Hopped American Pale Lager – 5.5%


Second Course:  Stout Onion Apple Bites

Paired w/  Obsidian Stout – American Stout – 6.4%


Third Course:  Steak Tip Biscuits w/ Bone Marrow Compound Butter

Paired w/  Red Chair NWPA – American Pale Ale – 6.2%


Dessert:  Cocoa Krispies encrusted French Toast w/ Vanilla Custard & Black Butte XXIX Glazed Walnuts

Paired w/ Black Butte XXIX – Bourbon & Rum BA Imperial Porter w/ Turbinado Sugar, Dutched Cocoa, Cinnamon, & Cayenne – 12%


Visit to get your tickets!