Events List

December 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Founders Beer Dinner

Join us for a gourmet 5-beer, 4-course beer dinner featuring our freinds from Founders Brewing Co.

Welcoming beer: 
All Day IPA – 4.7% - American Session IPA

First Course:
Avocado and Crabmeat Terrine
*Paired w/ Azacca IPA – 7% - American IPA

Second Course:
Duck Carnitas with tomatillo sauce and grilled parsnip
*Paired w/ Nitro Sumatra Mountain Brown – 9.2% - Imperial Brown Ale w/ Coffee

Third Course:
Mixiote de Pollo with Cactus
*Paired w/ 10K IPA – 9.1% - American Imperial IPA

Strained Ricotta with Blackcurrant compote and Rhubarb
*Paired w/ KBS – 11.8% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate

December 20, 2017 - 5 pm

Founders 20th Anniversary Tap Feature

January 2, 2018 - 11 am

Bangerz Only

On the first Tuesday of the month, we tap something truly epic. This month, it's the Evil Twin {New York, NY} Even More Coco Jesus - a Russian Imperial Stout w/ Maple Syrup & Coconut – 12% - $9 - Snifter

January 8, 2018 - 11 am

Hopslam Release

It's back! We'll be tapping Bell's Hopslam as soon as we open on Monday, January 8

January 13, 2018 to January 20, 2018

Kalamazoo Beer Week

Kalamazoo Beer Week – Bell’s Tap Feature

Saturday, January 13th  @ 3 PM              

Come warm up after the Snow Jog!


Kalamazoo Beer Week – Beer Dinner with Brewery Vivant

Tuesday, January 16th @ 6:30PM


Kalamazoo Beer Week – Big Lake Tap Feature

Thursday, January 18th  @ 5 PM             

All the way (we know, it isn’t very far) from Holland, we’ll be tapping a handful of Big Lake beers.

January 16, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Brewery Vivant Beer Dinner


Welcoming beer: Farmhand – Belgian Style Saison – 5.5%


First Course:  Spinach with pear and papaya with goat cheese with balsamic and almonds

Paired w/ Ski Patrol – Belgian Style Witbier – 6.1%


Second Course: Savory corn cakes topped with spice pull chicken topped off with fry leeks and tziki sauce

Paired w/ Escoffier – American Wild Ale – 9%                   


Third Course:  Slow Cooked braised lamb stew with roasted season vegetables

Paired w/ Tart Side of the Moon – Tart Imperial Stout – 9.8%


Dessert:  Apple Bourbon Bread Pudding

Paired w/  Wizard Burial Ground – Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Style Quad – 11.5%

January 20, 2018 - 11 am

HopCat 10 Year Anniversary


Saturday, January 20th @ 11AM/ALL DAY


This year we're celebrating the HopCat family's 10th anniversary on Saturday, January 20th.

We’ll start the party at 11am with FREE CRACK FRIES, 10 beers – including many never-brewed-before exclusives, and of course, the annual Crack Fries Eating Contest at 3pm.



1.  Saugatuck – The Ghost of Neapolitan (HopCat Exclusive) – 6% - White Stout w/  Strawberry, Vanilla, & Chocolate

2. Atwater – Whiskey BA Imperial Voodoo Vator (HopCat Exclusive) – 10.5% - Dickel Whiskey BA Doppelbock

3. New Holland – Cherry Burst Barley Feline (HopCat Exclusive) – 11.5% - Bourbon BA Barleywine w/ Dark Cherries

4. Short’s – Right in the Batteries (HopCat Exclusive) – 9.2% - Oak Aged Kettle Soured Barleywine w/ Fig & Jasmine Tea

5. Odd Side Ales – Treez Nutz (HopCat Collab) – 11% - Imperial Porter w/ Maple & Pecans

6. Blakes Hard Cider – Sir Lushington (HopCat Exclusive) – 9% - Bourbon BA Hard Cider w/ Cherries

7. Vander Mill – BBA Totally Roasted (2017 HopCat Exclusive Batch) – 6.9% - Bourbon BA Hard Cider w/ Pecan, Vanilla, & Cinnamon

8. Rockford - ApriCat Weisse (HopCat Exclusive) – 5.6% - Weissbier w/ Apricot 

9. Lagunitas – Fusion 48 – 7% - New England Style IPA

10. Brewery Vivant – Village Idiot (HopCat Collab) - 6.5% - Kettle Soured IPA


 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 3pm, we’ll be hosting a Crack Fries eating contest. There's a $5 entry fee that will be matched by HopCat with all proceeds being 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, Craig State, at or call (269) 210-0075, 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 HopCat prize package valued at $500 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 prize package, the first-place winner will be provided with a travel voucher to help cover the costs of getting to the 2018 Summer Beer Festival.
2nd place winner gets a HopCat prize package valued at $100.
3rd place winner gets a HopCat prize package valued at $25.
4th place has to sit on the bar while everyone
points and laughs…not really…maybe.


 Our Story:

10 years strong! Since opening our original location in Grand Rapids, MI 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 a way of life. 






January 27, 2018 - 11 am / All Day

Chili Cook-Off

January 27, 2018 - 11 am / All Day

Kalamazoo Restaurant Week Chili Cook-Off