Events List

December 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Deschutes Beer Dinner

Join us for a 5 beer, 4-course beer dinner featuring our friends at Deschutes Brewery.

Welcoming beer:  Pacific Wonderland – American Pale Lager – ABV 5.5%

First Course: Beer Cheese Soup with a Rice Crisp 

Paired w/  Mirror Pond – American Pale Ale – ABV 5%

Second Course:  Parmeasan Herb Crusted Shrimp w/ Fresh Squeezed Vinagrette

Paired w/  Fresh Squeezed – American IPA – ABV 6.4%

Third Course:  Beef Short Ribs with Parsnip Puree and Black Butte Gravy

Paired w/  Black Butte – American Porter – ABV 5.2%

Dessert:  Brownie Cookie with a Beer Butter Cream

Paired w/  Jubelale – Winter Warmer – ABV 6.7%

Tickets at deschuteshopcat.eventbrite.com $45

January 2, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Bangerz Only: Inbound BrewCo Halucidation

Tuesday, January 2nd @ 4:00PM

We will be featuring a specialty beer the first Tuesday of each month for your drinking pleasure. 

Inbound Brewing Company – Halucidation – White Wine BA Imperial Saison w/ White Grapes – 14% ABV

Now in its fifth year, Halucidation is a mesmerizing beer and captivating flavor experience. The 9.7% ABV Imperial Saison is packed with spices and flavors such as pear, pineapple, spicy melon, and clove. As the beer is fermenting, the brewers pour in wine from Parley Lake Winery. The end result is Halucidation. Enjoy!

January 10, 2018 - 11 AM/ All Day

HopCat's 10th Anniversary Party/Crack Fry Eating Contest

Saturday, January 20th @ 11AM/ALL DAY

This year 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:

1. New Holland, Cherry Burst Barley Feline (HopCat Exclusive) – BBA Dark Cherry Barleywine – 11.5%

2. Atwater, Whiskey BA Imperial Voodoo Vator (HopCat Exclusive) – Dickel Whiskey BA Doppelbock – 10.5%

3. Blake’s Cider – Sir Lushington (HopCat Exclusive) – BBA Cider with Cherry – 9.0%

4. Lagunitas – Fusion 48 – New England IPA – 7.0%

5. Broken Clock – Intoxi[CAT]ed (HopCat Exclusive) – Hibiscus Saison – 6.9%

6. Oskar Blues – BA Java Ten Fidy – BBA Imperial Stout with Coffee – 12.9%

7. Founders – CBS – Maple Syrup BBA Imperial Stout with Coffee and Chocolate – 10.6%

8. Lift Bridge Brewing – Blue Tart Girl – Saison with Blueberries and Lactic Acid – TBD%

9. Excelsior Brewing – Name TBD (HopCat Exclusive) – TBD, has not been brewed yet – TBD%

10. LTD Brewing – Name TBD (HopCat Exclusive) – Ten Berry Sour- TBD%

 

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 with all proceeds being 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, Sarah Jones, sjones@hopcat.com or call 612-276-5555, 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 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 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.

January 20, 2018 - 11am - Close

HopCat's 10th Anniversary Celebration

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 beers brewed exclusively 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 3p, 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, Josh Maddox, at jmaddox@hopcat.com, call 517.816.4300, 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

Bells Beer Dinner

Tuesday, January 23rd @ 6:30PM $45

Join us for a 5 beer, 4-course beer dinner featuring our friends at Bell’s Brewery.

Welcoming beer:  Oatsmobile – American Pale Ale w/ Oats – ABV 4.3%

First Course:  Roasted Beet Salad w/ Walnuts, Goat Cheese & Vinagrette

Paired w/ Winter White Ale - Witbier – ABV 5.4%

Second Course: Spicy Thai Shrimp

Paired w/ Two Hearted – American IPA – 7%

Third Course:  Chicken Roulade w/ Honey Beer Glaze

Paired w/ Amber Ale – American Amber Ale – ABV 5%

Dessert:  Chocolate Crème Brule w/ Stout Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

Paired w/ Expedition Stout - American Imperial Stout – 10.5%

Buy Tickets at bellshopcat.eventbrite.com!

January 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM SHARP!

Surly Bowl

Come and experience one of Minnesota’s Largest Tap Feature EVER!  Our Friends at Surly Brewing Company are unloading 52 of their best beers possible for Super Bowl 52. We are featuring every single Anniversary beer and 7 variations of Darkness. This will be the first time ever that every Anniversary beer will be on in one location at once, including their own tap room, and the first time ever that 7 different Darkness/BA Darkness variations will be on in the same place. Join HopCat and the Surly crew as we taste some of the last of theses beers in EXISTANCE! Start off your Super Bowl week with HopCat! See you all sooooooon!

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Furious

American IPA / ABV 6.6%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Hell

Munich Helles / ABV 4.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Xtra Citra

American Pale Ale / ABV 6%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

CynicAle

Saison / ABV 6.6%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Bender

American Brown Ale / ABV 5.1%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Coffee Bender

American Brown Ale w/ Coffee / ABV 5.1%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Axe Man

American IPA / ABV 7.2%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Abrasive

American Double IPA / ABV 9%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Overrated

American IPA / ABV 7.3%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2014 Pentagram

Red Wine BA American Wild Ale w/ Brett / ABV 6.66%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2016 Pentagram

Red Wine BA American Wild Ale w/ Brett / ABV 6.66%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2017 Pentagram

Red Wine BA American Wild Ale w/ Brett / ABV 6.66%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

BA Pentagram

Red Wine & High West Rye Whiskey BA American Wild Ale w/ Brett / ABV 6.66%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Misanthrope

Chardonnay BA Saison w/ Brett / ABV 6.8%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2015 Smoke

Baltic Porter w/ Smoke / ABV 8.2%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Blutpakt

German-Style Porter w/ Brett / ABV 5.8%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Frisson

American Lager w/ Black Currant & Champagne Yeast / ABV 9%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Cooper

American Stout w/ Cherry & Coffee / ABV 6.1%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Bob

American Strong Lager / ABV 9.7%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

One

American Quad Bock / ABV 11.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Two

American Stout w/ Cranberry / ABV 9.4%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Three

Braggot / ABV 10.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Four

American Imperial Stout w/ Espresso & Lactose / ABV 10%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Five

Red Wine BA American Brown Ale w/ Brett / ABV 8.2%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Syx

BA Blended American Strong Ale / ABV 15%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Seviin

Belgian-Style Strong Ale w/ Brett / ABV 12%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Eight

High West Rye Whiskey BA American Barleywine / ABV 12%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Nein

Imperial Dunkelweizen w/ Smoke / ABV 10%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Ten

Old Ale / ABV 9.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

BA Ten

Rum BA Old Ale / ABV 10.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Eleven

Belgian-Style Quad / ABV 10%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2013 Darkness

American Imperial Stout / ABV 9.9%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2014 Darkness

American Imperial Stout / ABV 9.8%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2015 Darkness

American Imperial Stout / ABV 11.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

BA 2015 Darkness

High West Rye Whiskey BA American Imperial Stout / ABV 12%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2016 Darkness

American Imperial Stout / ABV 10.3%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

BA 2016 Darkness

High West Rye Whiskey BA American Imperial Stout / ABV 12%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

2017 Darkness

American Imperial Stout / ABV 12%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Gose

Gose  / ABV 5.4%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Gose Blanche

Gose w/ Peach / ABV 5.3%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Mole Smoke

American Smoked Lager w/ Cacao Nibs & Puya Chili Peppers / ABV 8.8%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Nitro Simpsons

Nitro Scotch Ale / ABV 5.4%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Bash Action

American Cream Ale / ABV 5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Sardonic

Saison w/ Brett / ABV 6.7%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Spice Boyz

Munich Helles w/ Ginger & Cayenne / ABV 6%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Nitro Cacao Bender

Nitro American Brown Ale w/ Cacao Nibs / ABV 5.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Schadenfraude

Oak BA Munich Dunkel / ABV 4.8%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Witch’s Tower

American Brown Ale w/ Mint, Chocolate & Cardamom / ABV 4.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Fiery Hell

Hickory BA Munich Helles w/ Puya Chillis / ABV 5.3%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Parts in the Whole

Braggot w/ Cranberry / ABV 9.5%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Intelligent Design #1 : Rusty Melvin

Oak BA Scotch Ale / ABV 10%

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Intelligent Design #2: Unbinded

Gruit Ale / ABV 6%