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June 5, 2018 - 11AM

BANGERZ ONLY!

Bangerz Only!

Tuesday , June 5th  @ 11 am      

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! Banger will be tapped at open, but when it's gone it's gone.  We will have no regrets.  Will you?

This month’s Banger is small batch smash from the rockstars at Upland Brewing! Their Passion Fruit is a complex and puckering fruited sour blonde ale with—you guessed it!—passionfruit.  Don’t miss this exclusive (and bangin’) Banger!

Upland Brewing Co.

Bloomington, IN

Passion Fruit – 5.9% ABV

Mini-snifter: $10

June 6, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Petoskey Brewing Co. Tap Feature

Petoskey Brewing Co. Tap Feature

Wednesday, June 6th @ 5:00PM                                                                          

Can’t quite manage to sneak away to Michigan’s famous “Up North” this month? Never fear, we’ve brought ten of their tastiest brews right here to you in Kalamazoo! Join us in the taproom or beer garden for a little “stay-cation” featuring our friends from Petoskey Brewing Co.!

 Pouring:

Sparkle– American Lager – 4.1%

Horny Monk – Belgian Dubbel – 6.9%

Cranium Crush – Blonde Ale w/ raspberries & waffle cone – 7%

Juicy– NEIPA – 5.7%

Mind’s EyePA – American IPA – 6.7%

Mr. Nice Guy – American Rye IPA – 6.6%

Super Trooper – Brown ale brewed w/ coffee & donuts – 6.8%

Mind Flayer – Gose – 5.1%

June 17, 2018 - 10am

Fathers' Day at Hopcat!

Even More Mowers: Dad Beers for Dad’s Day

Sunday, June 17th @ 10 am

We call them Mower beers: those crisp, cold, light lagers and ales that Dad deserves after a hot day of lawn work.  For Father’s Day, we’re celebrating with six of the best classic and new-school Mower beers, because even though we can’t help with cutting the grass, we think every Dad deserves a cold one on his special day!  

Featuring our Brunch Right Meow & $5 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 10am-3pm! While we’re at it, let’s hook Dad up with some free crack fries ALL. DAY. LONG.

 Pouring:

PBR –  American Lager -4.6% - Pabst – Milwaukee, WI

Old Style – American Lager - 4.6% - G. Heileman - La Crosse, WI

Stroh’s – Bohemian Pilsner – 4.5% - Brew Detroit – Detroit, MI

Light Lager – American Lager – 3.8% - Perrin – Comstock Park, MI

Beer For Drinking – American Blonde Ale – 4.8% - Sierra Nevada – Chico, CA

Solid Gold – American Lager – 4,4% - Founders – Grand Rapids, MI

June 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Greenbush Brewing Beer Dinner

Beer Dinner – Greenbush Brewing

Tuesday, June 26nd  @ 6:30PM

Join us for a much-anticipated beer dinner with the rad folks from Greenbush Brewing in Sawyer, MI!  We're beyond thrilled to bring you this bright & flavorful lineup of 5 fantastic brews paired with 4 courses from our creative & talented executive chef, Matthew Palen.

Welcoming Beer:  Traktor – Cream Ale – 6.1%

First Course:  Tuna, Avocado, & Mango Sushi Rolls: Thin sliced sashimi tuna, fresh mango, and creamy avocado slices rolled in sushi rice and spicy seaweed wrap; served with soy sauce and pickled vegetables.

Paired w/: Star Chicken Shotgun – American IPA – 6.8%

Second Course: Chicken and Bell Pepper Orzo Risotto: Tender orzo pasta with fire roasted bell peppers, chicken stock, and pecorino romano cheese form a creamy, decadent risotto; topped with crispy chicken cracklins.

Paired w/ Sunspot – Hefeweizen – 6%

Third Course: Wild Boar Sausage with Fire Grilled Belgian Endive: Roasted wild boar sausaged accompanied by fire grilled Belgian endive and red pepper coulis.

Paired w/ Distorter- Porter -7.2%

Dessert: Lavender and Hazelnut Chocolate Meringues: Light and crispy dark chocolate meringues topped with chopped hazelnut and scented with fragrant lavender.

Paired w/ Power Nap – American Stout w/ coffee & chamomile (collaboration w/ Transient Artisan Ales)

 

Tickets available at: https://greenbushbeerdinnerkzoo.eventbrite.com

July 3, 2018 - 11am

Bangerz Only!

Bangerz Only!

Tuesday , July 3rd@ 11:00am      

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 y

This month’s Banger is:

 Frankenmuth Brewery {Frankenmuth, MI} Barrel Aged Oh My Quad! – 11.5% ABV

 OMQ! (Barrel Aged) is a complex, boldly flavored Belgian style Quadrupel Ale made with a La-Chouffe yeast and aged in barrels that rested Bourbon for six years and then Brandy for another two years. High gravity, low hop bitterness, dark fruit flavors and robust malty aroma characterize this smoothly balanced Belgian Quad.

July 11, 2018 - 5pm

Patio Party / Tap & Can Feature w/ Founders!

Patio Party / Tap & Can Feature with Founders

Wednesday, July 11 @ 5pm 

Join Leigh Anne from Founder’s at our Airstream patio bar for an evening of giveaways, games, & Founders’ faves!  We’ve loaded up the lines and coolers with kegs & cans of our favorite Founders’ brews, and we’ll be down to get down til the sun goes down! 

 

On Tap Inside:

KBS (2018) / Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Chocolate & Coffee / 12.4% 

Double Trouble / American Imperial IPA / 9.4%

DKML / Bourbon BA Malt Liquor / 14.2%

Dankwood / Bourbon BA Imperial Red IPA / 12.2%

PC Pils / American Hopped Pilsner / 5.5% (July Feelgood Tap Feature!)

Nitro Rubaeus / Fruit Ale w/ Raspberries / 5.7%

Red’s Rye / American IPA / 6.6%

Porter / American Porter / 6.5%

 

In Cans @ The Airstream:

All Day IPA / American Session IPA / 4.7 % / 19.2oz

Centennial IPA / American IPA / 7.2% / 12oz 

Solid Gold / American Lager / 4.4% / 12oz 

Green Zebra / Gose w/ Watermelon / 4.6% / 12oz

Rubaeus / Fruit Ale w/ Raspberries / 5.7% / 12oz

July 21, 2018 - 11am

Belgian National Day

Belgian National Day

Saturday, July 21st

 

Belgium's national holiday commemorates July 21st, 1831 on which Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the nation’s first monarch. The king’s vow marked the start of the independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy and parliament. We’ll celebrate Belgium’s independence day through the weekend in classic HopCat Fashion- with our favorite beer & Crack Frites!

==Belgian Draft Selection==

 

Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}
Premiere
Trappist Dubbel / 7%
 
Brasserie Dupont {Tourpes, Belgium}
Saison Dupont
Saison / 6.5%
 
Brouwerij Lindemans {Vlezenbeek, Belgium}
Lindemans Framboise
Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry / 2.5%
 
Brouwerij St. Bernardus {Watau, Belgium}
ABT 12
Belgian Quad / 10%
 
Brouwerij Van Steenberge {Evergem, Belgium}
Monk’s Cafe
Oud Bruin / 5.5%
 
Brouwerij Rodenbach {Roselare, Belgium}
Rodenbach Classic
Flanders Red Ale / 5.2%
 
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck {Ingelmunster, Belgium}
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition
Gueuze / 5%

 

==Bottles==

Duvel Moortgat {Puurs, Belgium}
Duvel
Belgian Golden Strong Ale / 8.5% / 11.2oz Bottle
 
Brasserie d’ Orval {Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium}
Orval
Trappist Ale / 6.2% / 11.2oz Bottle
 
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle {Malle, Belgium}
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
Belgian Dubbel / 7% / 330mL Bottle
 
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle {Malle, Belgium}
Westmalle Trappist Tripel
Belgian Tripel / 9.5% / 330mL Bottle
 
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy {Rochefort, Belgium}
Trappistes Rochefort 10
Belgian Quad / 11.3% / 11.2oz Bottle

 

Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen {Lot, Vlaams-Brabant}
Oude Gueuze
Gueuze / 6% / 375mL Bottle

Hanssens Artisanaal {Dworp, Belgium}
Scarenbecca Kriek 
Belgian Kriek / 6% / 375mL Bottle

 
==Food Feature==

Crack Frites
Our awesome, beer-battered French fries sprinkled with our signature cracked pepper seasoning, served Belgian-style with blue cheese-black pepper aioli and pesto aioli.

July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm

Belgian Beer Dinner

Belgian Beer Dinner 

Tuesday, July 31 @ 6:30PM

In a continued celebration of July’s Belgian National Holiday, we’ve selected 5 of our favorite Belgian brews to pair with 4 delicious courses from our talented chefs!

 

Welcoming Beer:  Saison Dupont/ Saison / 6.5%

 

First Course:Red endive with dried cranberries, pecans and feta with a honey and caraway dressing.

Paired w/St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition/ Gueuze / 5%

 

Second Course:Waterzooi—a rich traditional Belgian fish stew with vegetables.

Paired w/Chimay Premiere/ Trappist Dubbel / 7%

 

Third Course:Stoemp --a staple of Brussels cuisine that blends mashed potatoes and vegetables such as brussel sprouts, carrots, onion, and kale—served with banger sausages.

Paired w/St. Bernardus ABT 12/ Belgian Quad / 10%

 

Dessert:Traditional Belgian waffle topped with a raspberry compote and drizzled with a dark chocolate stout sauce

Paired w/Lindemans Framboise/ Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry / 2.5%

 

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