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Events List

May 29, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BEER DINNER w/ LAKEFRONT BREWERY

Join us in welcoming brewery co-founder, Jim Klisch, as he accompanies us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at Lakefront Brewery.

Welcoming beer:  Happy Glamper – 4.1% - Leisure Ale

 

First Course:  Roasted Garlic & Coconut Milk Braised Chicken Skewer

Paired w/  New Grist Ginger – 4.7% - American Pilsner w/ Ginger

 

Second Course: Beef Brisket Pho w/ Basil & Bean Sprouts

Paired w/  Pils – 5% - German-style Pilsner

 

Third Course:  Tare-Glazed Duck Breast w/ Roasted Bok Choy

Paired w/  My Turn: Kenny - 9% - Wee Heavy

 

Dessert: Cherry Cheesecake Wontons

Paired w/  Brandy Barrel-Aged Cherry Lager – 10.7% - Brandy Barrel-Aged Lager w/ Wisconsin Cherries

 

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June 5, 2018 - 11:00 AM

BANGERZ ONLY

On the first Tuesday of every month, we tap a banger of a beer. This month, it’s a rare & refined Russian imperial stout from our friends at Surly Brewing Co.

 

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:

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Barrel Aged Darkness (2016)…$6.25

Bourbon Barrel Aged American Imperial Stout / 12% / Snifter

 

This massive Russian Imperial Stout brings waves of flavors; chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee, and toffee. Barrel-Aged Darkness is a limited-edition variant that spent over three months aging in Rye Whiskey barrels from High West, a distillery in Park City, Utah. The aging process provides a distinct aromatic whiskey character that is oaky and spicy on top of the core Darkness flavors.

June 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM

BUNCHES OF BAPTISTS

They’re big. They’re bad. They’re all on tap at the same time at one place: HopCat. Join us in our celebration of Epic Brewing’s Big Bad Baptist series, featuring much sought-after & rare variants such as Big Bad Baptista & Triple Barrel Baptist. We’ll be kicking off the party at 5 PM. A representative from the brewery will be on hand to answer questions and give away prizes from 5 PM – 7 PM.

 

Pouring:

Big Bad Baptista – 10.9% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla, Cinnamon, Coffee & Cacao Nibs

Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist – 10.8% - Rum & Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Coconut, Coffee & Cacao Nibs

Big Bad Baptist – 11.2% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Cacao Nibs

Brainless on Cherries – 10.7% - Red Wine BA Belgian Strong Pale Ale w/ Cherries

Tart ‘n Juicy Sour IPA – 5% - Kettle Soured American IPA

June 17, 2018 - 10:00AM

FATHER’S DAY

Join us on Father’s Day for Brunch Right Meow! We’ll be serving up dishes from our quirky and delicious brunch menu from 10am-3pm, and dads will enjoy a free order of our award-winning Crack Fries!

June 22, 2018 - 5:00 PM

CENTRAL WATERS BIG ASS BARREL BASH

What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys? How about a barrel of frothy Central Waters beer? Or better yet, 10 barrels of Central Waters beer, including an enticing spread of their exclusive & elusive barrel-aged offerings, such as Twenty, Peruvian Morning & Cassian Sunset. A representative from the brewery will be on hand to answer questions and give away prizes from 5 PM – 7 PM.

 

Pouring:

Twenty – 12% - Blended Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Rum Barrel Coconut Porter – 12.5% - Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Porter w/ Coconut

Peruvian Morning – 8.5% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee

Cassian Sunset – 10.5% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Cinnamon, Coffee & Vanilla

Caught in the Rain – 7% - American IPA w/ Coconut & Pineapple

Summarillo – 5.2% - Amarillo Dry Hopped India Pale Lager

Vanilla Bean Bourbon Barrel Stout – 9.5% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla

Honey Blonde – 4.6% - Cream Ale w/ Honey

Satin Solitude – 8.5% - American Imperial Stout

Mudpuppy Porter – 6% - American Porter

June 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BEER DINNER w/ ST. FRANCIS BREWING CO.

Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at St. Francis Brewing Company, including two HopCat-exclusive collaborations: Basil Lemon Berliner Weisse & Honey Lemongrass Kolsch.

 

Welcoming beer:  Basil Lemon Berliner Weisse - 4% - Berliner Weisse w/ Basil & Lemon

 

First Course:  Gazpacho w/ Grilled Shrimp

Paired w/  Honey Lemongrass Kolsch – 5% - Kolsch w/ Lemongrass & Honey

 

Second Course:  Grilled Pineapple Salad w/ Arugula & White Wine Vinaigrette

Paired w/  Greed 2.0 – 6.2% - Juicy American IPA

 

Third Course:  French-cut Pork Chop w/ Honey Beurre Blanc

Paired w/  Rye’d the Lightning – 7.4% - Dark Rye Braggot

 

Dessert:  Chocolate Banana Custard

Paired w/  Lust - 5.4% - Hefeweizen

 

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