Events List

December 1, 2017 - 11am

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout Release

Released for the first time since its last bottling run in 2011, Canadian Breakfast Stout will make its debut at open on December 1st. Join us for a rare tapping of one of the most sought after beers in the country.


December 6, 2017 - 11am

Bangerz Only

The first Wednesday of every month, we’ll search our cellar and tap one of the rarest beers we have. Every Banger will be tapped at open, and will run until its gone!


December 7, 2017 - 6PM

Dogfish Head IPA for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for family, friends, and IPA’s! Join us for a special celebration in the theme of Dogfish Head, with a tapping of 120 Minute IPA to warm us up for the holidays. Featuring some of the breweries finest IPA’s and Dogfish Head holiday goodies to stuff those stockings!

120 Minute IPA // American Imperial IPA // 16.5%

60 Minute IPA // American IPA // 6%

90 Minute IPA // American Double IPA // 9%

Truth Syrum IPA // American IPA // 6.8%

Flesh & Blood IPA // American IPA w/ Lemon Flesh & Blood Orange Juice // 7.5%

Indian Brown Ale // American Brown Ale // 7.2%

SeaQuench // Gose w/ Lime Peel, Black Lime & Sea Salt // 4.9%



December 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

Beer Dinner w/ River Rouge Brewing Co.

January 3, 2018 - 11am

Bangerz Only

The first Wednesday of every month, we’ll search our cellar and tap one of the rarest beers we have. Every Banger will be tapped at open, and will run until its gone!

 Lakefront Brewing Co. // Brandy BA Cherry Lager // Brandy BA American Lager w/ Cherries // 10.5%


January 20, 2018 - 11am

10 Year 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, has rated us among the Top 5 beer bars in the U.S. 2012-2014, and in 2012-2016 ranked HopCat - Grand Rapids as the #1 Brewpub in the United States. 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 in, 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, (Insert Name), at (insert email) or call (insert number), 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.


-Featuring 10 exclusive or collaboration beers from the following Breweries:

                  -New Holland Brewing Co.

                  -Shorts Brewing Co.

                  -Odd Side Ale’s

                  -Atwater Brewery

                  -Blakes Cider Co.

                  -Rockford Brewing Co.

                  -Saugatuck Brewing Co.

                  -Lagunitas Brewing Co.

                  -Brewery Vivant 

January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm

Beer Dinner w/ Epic Brewing Co.