Events List

December 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM

BEER DINNER w/ SOUTHERN TIER BREWING CO.

Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Welcoming beer:  Citra Hopped Live – 5.5% - American Pale Ale w/ Citra Hops

 

First Course:  Curried Chicken & Mango Salad

Paired w/  Nu Skool IPA - 6% - American IPA

 

Second Course:  Québécois Poutine

Paired w/  Old Man Winter – 7.5% - Old Ale

 

Third Course:  Maple & Beer Glazed Pork Tenderloin w/ Wild Rice & Roasted Asparagus  

Paired w/  2XOak’d IPA – 8.2% - Oak Aged Double IPA w/ Maple Syrup

 

Dessert:  Salted Caramel & Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar

Paired w/  Salted Caramel Stout - 10% - Imperial Stout w/ Himalayan Pink Sea Salt & Caramel

 

Tickets available HERE.

January 1, 2018 - 11:00 AM

BANGERZ ONLY

On the first Monday of every month, we tap a banger of a beer. This month, it’s a bourbon barrel-aged behemoth from California’s Stone Brewing.

Featured Banger:

Stone Brewing – Farking Wheaton Woot Stout – 13% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Pecans

January 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

BELL’S HOPSLAM RELEASE

Join us in tapping Bell’s highly acclaimed and annually released HopSlam Ale, as well as a handful of other specialty offerings!

 

Pouring:

HopSlam Ale – 10% - American Double IPA w/ Honey

Cherry Stout – 7% - American Stout w/ Cherry Juice

Titania – 6.4% - American Wheat IPA

Raspberry Ale – 5% - Raspberry Ale

Larry’s Latest Bock – 6% - Dunkles Bock

Two Hearted – 7% - American IPA

Winter White – 5% - Belgian-Style Witbier

January 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

HOPCAT 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

10 years strong! Since opening our original Grand Rapids location 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 way of life. 

This year we're celebrating the HopCat family's 10th birthday on Saturday the 20th with FREE CRACK FRIES, 10 of the best beers we could get our hands on, including several exclusive beers brewed specifically for HopCat, and of course, the annual Crack Fries Eating Contest.

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 and 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, Taylor Anderson, at tanderson@hopcat.com or call 608-807-1361, 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 $500 HopCat gift card 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 HopCat gift card, the first-place winner will be provided a travel voucher worth up to $500 to cover the costs of getting to the 2018 Summer Beer Festival.
2nd place winner gets a $100 HopCat gift card.
3rd place winner gets a $25 HopCat gift card.
4th place has to sit on the bar while everyone points and laughs…not really…maybe.

January 23, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BEER DINNER w/ Vintage Brewing Co.

 

Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at Vintage Brewing Co.

 

Welcoming beer:  Weiss Nix – 5.3% - Hefeweizen

 

First Course: Baked Brie & Roasted Garlic Dip

Paired w/  SchwarzFahren – 5.2% - Schwarzbier

 

Second Course:  Scotch Egg

Paired w/  30 Point Bock – 6.7% - Dunkles Bock

 

Third Course:  Short Rib Roast

Paired w/  Scaredy Cat – 6.3% - Oatmeal Stout

 

Dessert: Black Cherry Shortcake w/ Ginger Cream

Paired w/  Dedication – 9.2% - Belgian-Style Dubbel

Tickets available HERE.

 

February 5, 2018 - 11:00 AM

BANGERZ ONLY

On the first Monday of every month, we tap a banger of a beer. This month, it’s an oak aged mammoth of an imperial stout from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

 

Featured Banger:

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout – 16-17.5% - Oak Aged American Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla Beans

February 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BEER DINNER w/ WISCONSIN BREWING CO.

 

Join us for an off-menu, four course, Mardi Gras-inspired meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at Wisconsin Brewing Co.

 

Welcoming beer:  Pilsner - 5.4% - American Pilsner w/ Wakatu Hops

 

First Course: Cajun-style Boudin Balls

Paired w/ HopCat HopBlast – 6.5% - Dry Hopped Saison w/ Amarillo & Citra Hops

 

Second Course: Seafood Gumbo & Cornbread

Paired w/  Chocolate Lab – 5.2% - American Porter

 

Third Course:  Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil

Paired w/  Badger Club – 5.5% - Amber Lager

 

Dessert: Coconut Cream Beignet

Paired w/  Cupid’s Envy - ABV% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter w/ Espresso & Toasted Coconut

 

February 19, 2018 - 6:00 PM

HINTERLAND BREWING CO. TAP FEATURE

Join us as we tap an exclusive cask of Citra Dry-Hopped IPA w/ Orange Zest, as well as a handful of other favorites from Wisconsin’s own Hinterland Brewing Company. A rep will be on hand from 6pm – 9pm to answer questions and hand out prizes.

 

Pouring:

Packerland Pilsner – 4.5% - European-Style Pilsner

Luna Coffe Stout – 5.8% - American Stout w/ Coffee

IPA – 6.7% - American IPA

Bourbon Barrel Barleywine – 9.5% - Bourbon BA American Barleywine

Citra Dry-Hopped IPA w/ Orange Zest – 6.7% - Cask-conditioned American IPA w/ Orange Zest