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July 6, 2018 to July 27, 2018 - 6PM

Summer Session Series

Summer Session Series

When long hot days give way to warm slow nights it’s time to pop a can, pour a drink, and relax with friends. Every Friday in July we are going to invite some of our good friends to come hang out on the patio to talk, give out swag, and drink some super sessionable, perfect-for-summer beers. Sit. Slow down. Sip. That’s what summer is all about!

 

July 6th– Founders Brewing Co. featuring All Day IPA, Green Zebra, and Nitro Rubaeus

July 13th– Rahr And Sons Brewing Co. featuring Rahr’s Blonde, Adios Pantalones, and Mango De Paleta

July 20th– Bell’s Brewing Co. featuring Oarsmen Ale, Oberon, and Pool Time

July 27th– Dogfish Head Brewing Co. featuring Seaquench Ale, Namaste, and Festina Peche

July 21, 2018 - 11AM

Belgian National Day

Belgian National Day is July 21

Belgium's national holiday commemorates July 21st, 1831, when 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 Belgian beer offerings.

==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==

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy {Rochefort, Belgium}
Trappistes Rochefort 10 / Belgian Quad / 11.3%

Brasserie d’Orval {Gaume, Belgium}
Orval / Belgian Pale Ale / 6.2%

Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle {Westmalle, Belgium}
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel / Belgian Dubbel / 7%

Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle {Westmalle, Belgium}
Westmalle Trappist Tripel / Belgian Tripel / 9.5%

==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 24, 2018 - 6:30PM

Belgian Beer Dinner

Belgian National Beer Dinner

 
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: Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Cherries
* Paired w/ Monk’s Cafe / Oud Bruin / 5.5%
 
Second Course: Endive, Apple and Celery Salad with Smoked Almonds and Cheddar
* Paired w/ Rodenbach Classic / Flanders Red / 5.2%
 
Third Course: Carbonnade Flamande (Belgium Beef and Beer Stew) with Fries
* Paired w/ St. Bernardus Abt. 12 / Belgian Quad / 10%
 
Dessert: Belgian Waffles with Strawberries and Belgian Chocolate
* Paired w/Lindeman’s Framboise / Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry / 2.5%

Tickets Available at:

BelgianBeerDinner2018.eventbrite.com

August 2, 2018 - 11AM

Bangerz Only: Burton Baton

Its a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! On the first Thursday 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:

Dogfish Head Brewing Co. {Lewes, DE}

Burton Baton

Oak Aged Blended Ale / 10%

For Burton Baton, we brew two "threads," or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.

After fermenting the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they're transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.

When enjoying the Burton Baton, you'll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

August 3, 2018 - 11AM

International Beer Day

Grab your passport and get ready to go International! The first Friday in August is International Beer Day and HopCat is celebrating. In observance of the world’s oldest and most influential beverage we will be tapping a few select beers from countries around the globe.  Itinerary as follows:

 

England – Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery / Old Brewery Bitter / English Bitter / 4%

Scotland - Innis & Gunn Brewing Co. / Original / BBA Scotch Ale / 6.6%

Germany – Ayinger / Celebrator / Dopplebock / 6.7%

Belgium -  St. Bernardus / St. Bernardus Abt 12 / Belgian Quad / 10%

August 17, 2018 - All Day

Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days refer to the hot sultry days of late Summer. When ancient astronomers noticed that the constellation Sirius, the dog, loyally followed Orion into the sky this time every year they saw fit to name this period of Summer after him. In recognition of man’s best friend HopCat is teaming up with Beer Paws to celebrate. We will be featuring some exceptionally canine inspired craft beers that are sure to get your tail wagging!

 

Avery Ellies Brown / American Brown Ale / 5.5%

Abita Turbo Dog / English Style Brown Ale / 5.6%

Lagunitas Dog Town / American Pale Ale / 6.2%

Squatters Chasing Tail / Golden Ale / 4%

Big Sky Brewing Hound Dog / American Strong Ale / 8.5%

Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug / Schwarzbier / 5.5%

August 28, 2018 to August 29, 2018 - 6:30PM

Back to Back Bacon Beer Dinner

Tuesday August 28th&  Wednesday August 29th6:30PM 

For the first time ever, HopCat is going back to back for our Beer Dinner. Double the dinners, double the beer, double the bacon. Featuring Blue Blood Brewing Co.

Welcoming Beer:  Kompagnon Kolsch / Kolsch / 4.2%

 

First Course:Maple Carmel Bacon Crack

Paired w/Guava Brett / Ale Brewed w/ Guava and Brettanomyces/ 7.5%

 

Second Course:BLT Salad w/ Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Paired w/ Wicked Snout / Saison / 6.4%

 

Third Course:Cherry Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Cheesy Bacon Ranch Roasted Potato Salad and Bacon Almond Green Beans

Paired w/ Blackberry Cabernaged / Cabernet Barrel Aged Brett Sasion w/ Blackberry / 7.5%

 

 

Dessert:Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Paired w/ Two Gun Brown / American Brown Ale / 5.5%