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September 23, 2018 - 10am

Hoptoberfest!

You don’t have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the worlds 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 lederhosen or dirndls. We’ll also be giving away a limited amount of Oktoberfest steins (while supplies last) so get there early!

 

Pouring:

Bell’s Brewing {Comstock, MI} – Oktoberfest Beer – 5.5%

Great Lakes Brewing {Cleveland, OH} – Oktoberfest  – 6.5%

Brauerei Ayinger {Aying, Germany} – Oktober Fest – 5.8%

Weihenstephaner {Germany} – Festbier – 5.8%

HofbrauHaus - Oktoberfestbier – 6.3%

Samuel Adams - Oktoberfest – 5.3%

A little history from the official 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 Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended 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 the stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.
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September 25, 2018 - 6:30pm

German Beer Dinner w/ HofBrauHaus

Welcoming Beer: Original - Munich Helles Lager - 5.1%

First Course: Hefe Weizen - Hefeweizen - 5.1%

paired with: Pickled Salmon with Avocado and Goat Cheese Mousse- Avocado boats filled with a rich and savory mousse made from fresh avocado, and goat cheese topped with tangy pickled salmon and fresh dill

Second Course: Dunkel - Munich Dunkel Lager - 5.5%

paired with: Rouladen-Thin sliced beef wrapped around onions, chopped bacon, and spicy mustard then slow braised to perfection; served on and bed of blaukraut (red cabbage)

Third Course: Oktoberfestbier - Marzen - 6.3%

paired with: Schweine Schnitzel with Lemon Butter Spaetzel-  Crispy fried pork cutlets coated in seasoned bread crumbs; served on a bed of traditional German pasta tossed with lemon, butter, and parsley

Fourth Course: Dunkel Weizen - Dunkelweizen - 5.1%

paired with: Apple Raspberry Tarte- Flaky pie crust filled with a sweet and sour blend of honey crisp apples and tart raspberries Sahne (German sweet cream). 

October 2, 2018 - 11am

Bangerz Only! Porcine Unidragon

 

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

This month’s Banger is:

Clown Shoes {Ipswich, MA}

Porcine Unidragon - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – 12.5%

Snifter - $8.75

This is Blaecorn Unidragon, Clown Shoes’ signature Russian Imperial Stout, made with Beechwood Smoked malt, which adds a natural meaty note (there is no actual meat in the brew), and then aged in 100% bourbon barrels.  Little piggies run, squeal to the heavens: Clown Shoes wishes you luck.

 

 

      

 

October 11, 2018 - 5pm

Atwater Brewing Flight Night

Our friends at Atwater Brewing are treating us to six of the beers they’re proudest of: some classics, a couple newbies, seasonal specialties, and a new twist on an old favorite!  Come check them out—go for a flight of any three, and our superstar buddy Rick Suarez will hook you up with a FREE Atwater logoed pint glass!  

 

Dirty Blonde | Blonde Ale w/ Orange Peel | 4.5%

Street Artist | New England Style IPA | 6.5%

Better Life Choices | American IPA | 6.5%

Pumpkin Spice Latte | Ale w/ Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Coffee | 7%

First Brown | American Brown Ale | 5.8%

Raspberry Vanilla Java Porter | American Porter w/ Vanilla & Raspberry | 5%

October 18, 2018 - 5pm

Great Lakes Brewing 30th Anniversary Tap Takeover

Join us in welcoming Great Lakes Brewing Company in celebration of their 30th Anniversary!  We’re bringing in 10 of their best, including some extra-special celebratory brews that you’ve got to get your paws on before they’re gone!

 Pouring:

Dortmunder Gold | Lager | 5.8%

Elliot Ness | Vienna Lager | 6.1%

Holy Moses Whtie Ale | Belgian-Style Witbier | 5.4%

Burning River | American Pale Ale | 6%

Commodore Perry | American IPA | 7.7%

Nosferatu | Imperial Red Ale | 8%

Edmund Fitzgerald | American Porter | 6%

Ohio City Oatmeal Stout | Oatmeal Stout | 5.4% 

Blackout Stout | Imperial Stout | 9.9%

30th Anniversary| Imperial Oyster Stout | 11%

October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

Witch's Hat Beer Dinner

You really, REALLY don’t want to miss this one-night-only, 4 course specialty menu designed by our crackerjack culinary team specifically to pair with 5 of our favorite beers from the good folks at Witch’s Hat Brewing in South Lyon, Michigan! All for only $30?!? Can’t beat it.

Welcoming Beer:   Three Kord Kolsch | Kolsch | 5.0%

First Course: Arugula and Roasted Grapefruit Salad, topped with Bacon-Passionfruit Vinaigrette

     Paired w/ Train Hopper | American IPA | 6.9%

Second Course: Habanero Mango Roast Duck with Barley Risotto  

     Paired w/ This Guy | Double NEIPA | 8.0%

Third Course: Cocoa Beef stuffed Sweet Potato with Port Demi Glace

     Paired w/ Night Fury | Imperial Stout | 10.2%

Dessert: Crispy PB&J Pockets with Chocolate Covered Bacon and Fresh Whipped Cream

     Paired w/You Just Got Jammed | Imperial Milk Stout w/ PB&J | 8.0%

Tickets available now at: https://witchshatdinnerkzoo.eventbrite.com