Events List

December 28, 2017 - 6:30PM

Firestone Walker Beer Dinner

Firestone has been a fan favorite for a while now.  This year we decided to go out with a bang and pair up with firestone to do an end of the year Beer Dinner you won’t forget!   

Welcoming beer:  Pivo - 5.3% - Dry Hopped German Pilsner

 

First Course:  Crispy Calamari served with a red pepper aioli. 

Paired w/ Union Jack - 7% - West-Coast IPA

 

Second Course:  Creamy Ancho Chile soup.

Paired w/ Nitro Merlin- 5.5% a Nitro Milk Stout

 

Third Course:  Veal Picatta served on a bed of angel hair pasta. 

Paired w/ DBA - 5% - British Pale Ale

 

Dessert:  Red Velvet Trifle- red velvet cake, chocolate mousse, cream cheese filling. 

Paired w/ Mocha Merkin – American Oatmeal Stout w/ Coffee – 5.5%

December 29, 2017 - 11AM

Firestone Walker Tap Takeover

 

In honor of Firestones Anniversary, we will be tapping some of harder to find barrel aged along with their Anniversary Beer. Come in and enjoy one of the best Breweries in the US.

 Anniversary XXI – A Blend of Barrel Aged Beers – 11.8%

#8 Luponic – Revolving Hop Series: American IPA 5.8%

Inferous – Rye Imperial IPA - 8.2%

Agrestic – American Wild Red Ale- 6.6%

Bretta Weiss – Berliner Weisse – 4.9%

January 2, 2018 - 11AM

Bangerz Only: Eroica

Every first Thursday of the month we will be tapping a Rare beer from our cellar to share with everyone. This month we are picking Lagunitas Eroica, Red Wine Barrel Aged Flemish Ale with Brettanomyces.

January 11, 2018 - 11AM

White Elm Imperial Stout Variants

White Elm has been around for a little over a year now.  They have made a huge impact on the craft community as far as beer goes.  They have made probably one of the best Imperial stouts Locally that we have ever seen.  To honor this behemoth of a beer we are tapping 7 Different Variants!  Including the elusive Champorrado

Champurrado- American Imperial Stout w/vanilla, cinnamon and peppers / 13%

Fluffalufagus – American Imperial Stout w/ Roasted Marshmallows / 13%

Imperial Stout – American Imperial Stout / 12.1%

Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla – American Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla / 12.1%

Ice Cream / Collab w/ IVanna Cone / Cinnamon Roll Stout /12.1%

Ice Cream / Collab w/ IVanna Cone / TBD

Year One / BBA Imperial Stout / 13%

January 20, 2018 - 11 a.m./all day

HopCat's 10th Anniversary Celebration

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.

Pouring:

  • Saugatuck – The Ghost of Neapolitan (HopCat Exclusive) – 6% - White Stout w/ Strawberry, Vanilla, & Chocolate
  • Lagunitas – Fusion 48 – 7% - New England Style IPA
  • New Holland – Cherry Burst Barley Feline (HopCat Exclusive) – 11.5% - Bourbon BA Barleywine w/ Dark Cherries
  • Nebraska Brewing Co. - ??? - ?% - New England Style IPA
  • Bell’s Brewery - Wild One – Oak BA American Wild Ale - 6.6%
  • COOP Ale Works – Territorial Reserve – Oak BA Imperial Stout – 9%
  • Odell Brewing Co. – Pyrus & Prunus – 9%
  • Upstream Brewing Co. – 20 Years Heavy – Rye Whiskey BA Scotch Ale – 12.6%
  • Clown Shoes Brewing Co. – The Barista – American Oatmeal Brown Ale w/ Espresso & Lactose – 8.5%
  • Bell’s Brewery – Arabicadabra – Coffee Milk Stout – 5.5%

Free Crack Fries:

We're giving away free Crack Fries from 11am to 5pm with any purchase. One order per person.

Crack Fries Eating Contest:

At 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 Lincoln Humane Society. 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, Joe Raimi, at JRaimi@hopcat.com or call 402-971-0700, 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 that's not your thing, 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 CraftBeer.com 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.