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July 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM

SWANKEY SOIRÉE W/ 3 SHEEPS BREWING CO.

Join us in celebrating our Beer Program Manager’s Pennsylvania heritage as we revitalize a virtually extinct beer style called Pennsylvania Swankey, brought back to life by HopCat’s Kyle Montgomery and 3 Sheeps’ Grant Pauly. In addition, we’ll be tapping a handful of 3 Sheeps’ most sought after releases, including a barrel-aged anniversary beer, Veneration, Cuvee, and The Wolf. A representative from the brewery will be on hand from 6-9PM to answer questions and give away Pennsylvania Railroad-themed prizes, including conductor hats and train whistles.

 

Pouring:

PA Swankey (HopCat Collab.) – 4.5% - Pennsylvania Swankey

Bourbon Barrel Aged Über Joe – 12% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Cacao Nibs & Vanilla

Über Joe – 10% - Maplewood Stave Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Cacao Nibs & Vanilla

Veneration – 13.2% - Rye Whiskey BA Belgian-Style Quad w/ Figs & Molasses

Cuvee Blend (2018) – 11% - Bourbon & Red Wine BA Imperial Stout Blend

The Wolf – 10% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Mangoes on My Mind – 8.5% - White Wine BA Imperial Saison w/ Mangoes

3 Sheeps Waterslides – 6.7% - American IPA

July 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY

Belgian National Day is July 21

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!

All beer & food features are limited, and only available as supplies last.

 

Pouring:

Brasserie de Chimay - Chimay Première – 7% - Trappist Dubbel

Brasserie Dupont - Saison Dupont – 6.5% - Saison

Brouwerij Lindemans - Lindemans Framboise – 2.5% - Raspberry Lambic

Brouwerij St. Bernardus - ABT 12 – 10% - Belgian Quad

Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Monk’s Café – 5.5% - Oud Bruin

Brouwerij Rodenbach - Rodenbach Classic – 5.2% - Flanders Red Ale

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck - St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition - 5% - Gueuze

 

Bottles:

Bières de Chimay - Grande Réserve – 9% - Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste - VanderGhinste Oud Bruin (2016) – 5.5% - Oud Bruin

 

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. $5.95

July 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BELGIAN BEER DINNER

Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with a selection of beers from our favorite breweries in Belgium.  

Welcoming beer:  Brouwerij Rodenbach - Rodenbach Classic – 5.2% - Flanders Red Ale

 

First Course: PEI Steamed Mussels

Paired w/  Brasserie Dupont - Saison Dupont – 6.5% - Saison

 

Second Course: Flemish-style Asparagus w/ Port Wine Cherry Beurre Rouge

Paired w/  Brouwerij Van Steenberge – Monk’s Café – 5.5% - Oud Bruin

 

Third Course:  Roasted Quail w/ Fig Puree Braised Belgian Endives

Paired w/  Brouwerij Van Steenberge - Gulden Draak – 10.5% - Belgian Strong Dark Ale

 

Dessert:  Belgian Waffle w/ Chocolate Mousse & Raspberry Lambic Sauce

Paired w/  Brouwerij Lindemans - Lindemans Framboise – 2.5% - Raspberry Lambic

 

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

August 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM

BANGERZ ONLY: HAWAIIAN SPEEDWAY STOUT

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! Every 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:

 

AleSmith Brewing Co. {San Diego, CA}

Hawaiian Speedway Stout…$9.25

American Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Coconut & Vanilla / 12% / Small Snifter

 

Speedway Stout’s ominous, pitch-black appearance has become a hallmark of this modern-day classic. Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee from Ryan Bros. Coffee, Inc. added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. This beer ages very well and will continue to mature for many years to come. In addition to coffee, this rare variation features coconut & vanilla.

August 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM

GREAT TASTE OF THE MITTEN-WEST

Join us in bringing a little bit of the Mitten to Madison as we tap a heaping handful of beers from a few of our favorite Michigan breweries in anticipation of the Great Taste of the Midwest. Representatives from Founders, Odd Side Ales and Short’s will be on hand to answer questions and give away prizes from 1 PM – 3 PM (and probably much, much longer). We’ll be tapping a keg of Founders’ critically acclaimed KBS at 1 PM, as well as the most elusive and esteemed member of their portfolio, CBS, at 3 PM. 

 

Pouring:

Founders Brewing Co.  – CBS – 12% - Maple & Bourbon BA American Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate

Founders Brewing Co. – KBS – 12.3% - Bourbon BA American Imperial Stout w/ Chocolate & Coffee

Founders Brewing Co. – Barrel Runner – 9% - Rum BA Imperial IPA w/ Mosaic Hops

Founders Brewing Co.   –  Centennial IPA – 7.2% - American IPA

Founders Brewing Co.  – Nitro Rubaeus – 5.7% - Nitro Raspberry Ale

Founders Brewing Co.  – Dankwood – 12.2% - Bourbon BA Imperial Red IPA

Founders Brewing Co.  – Brewers’ Special: Honey Wheat – 5.6% - American Wheat Ale w/ Honey

Founders Brewing Co.  – Lizard of Koz – 10.5% - Bourbon BA American Imperial Stout w/ Blueberries, Chocolate & Vanilla

Founders Brewing Co.  – All Day – 4.7% - American Session IPA

Founders Brewing Co.  – Double Trouble – 9.4% - American Double IPA

Founders Brewing Co.  – Dirty Bastard – 8.5% - Wee Heavy

Founders Brewing Co.  – Porter – 6.5% - American Porter

Founders Brewing Co.  – Red’s Rye – 6.6% - American Rye IPA

Founders Brewing Co.  – Solid Gold – 4.4% - American Lager

Founders Brewing Co.  – PC Pils – 5.5% - American Pilsner

Founders Brewing Co.  – Sumatra Mountain Brown – 9% - American Imperial Brown Ale w/ Sumatra Coffee

Founders Brewing Co.  – Backwoods Bastard – 11.2% - Bourbon BA Wee Heavy

Founders Brewing Co.  – Breakfast Stout – 8.3% - American Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Chocolate & Oats

Founders Brewing Co.  – Green Zebra – 4.6% - Gose w/ Watermelon

Founders Brewing Co.  – Four Giants – 9.3% - American Double IPA

Founders Brewing Co.  – Curmudgeon – 9.8% - Oak Aged Old Ale w/ Molasses  

Odd Side Ales – Rye Hipster Brunch Stout – 11% - Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Maple Syrup, and Bacon

Odd Side Ales – Beer TBD

Odd Side Ales – Beer TBD

Odd Side Ales – Beer TBD

Odd Side Ales – Beer TBD

Short’s Brewing Co. – Tunnel Bear – 7.2% - Oak BA Sour Brown Ale

Short’s Brewing Co. – Ales For ALS (2018) – 7% - Brut IPA

Short’s Brewing Co. – Lady Luminary – 4% - Dry-hopped American Kettle Sour w/ Blueberry & Lemon Basil

Short’s Brewing Co. – Ectoplasmo – 6.6% - American Stout w/ Belgian Candi Syrup & Raspberries

Short’s Brewing Co. – Bourbon Magician – 8.8% - Bourbon BA London-Style Red Ale

August 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BEER DINNER w/ POTOSI BREWERY

 

Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at Wisconsin’s own Potosi Brewery.

 

 

Welcoming beer:  Wee Stein Wit – 5.25% - Belgian-style Witbier w/ Orange Peel & Coriander

 

First Course:  Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Wing

Paired w/  Czech Pils – 5.5% - Czech-style Pilsner

 

Second Course:  Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon

Paired w/  Oktoberfest – 5.5% - Märzen

 

Third Course:  Chipotle Smoked Pork Ribs

Paired w/  Gandy Dancer - 6% - American Porter

 

Dessert:  White Chocolate Heath Bar Dessert

Paired w/  Inner Sanctum – 10.5% - Brandy BA Belgian-style Quad

Purchase your tickets HERE.