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September 23, 2018 - 11am

Hoptoberfest

Hoptober

You don’t have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the world’s most well-known beerfestival.

HopCat will bring it to you! We’ll be pouring our favorite local and authentic imported Oktoberfestbiers,

and serving our favorite German inspired food specials. Guests are encouraged to wear their best

lederhosen or dirndls. We’ll also be giving away a limited amount of Oktoberfest steins (while supplies

last) so get there early!

Pouring:

  • HofBrauHaus {Munich, Germany} – Oktoberfestbier – 6.3% - Festbier
  • Main Street Brewing Co. {Belleville, IL} – Octoberfest – 5.5% - Märzen
  • Ayinger {Aying, Germany} – Oktober Fest -5.8% - Märzen
  • Schlafly Beer {St. Louis, Missouri} – Octoberfest – 5.5% - Märzen  
  • Public House Public House Brewing Co. {St. James, MO} – Bierleichen! – 5.5% - Märzen

A little history from the official Oktoberfest website - "Why is Oktoberfest called "Oktoberfest" when it

actually begins in September?

 

The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown

Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on

October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations

were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September. 

 

By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were

warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over "die Wiesen" or

the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October

and this tradition continues into present times."

September 26, 2018 - 5pm

Hofbräuhaus Munich Tap Feature

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Join us for a very special tapping of 5 Hofbräuhaus beers. These Classic Bavarian brews are imported

directly from the brewery in Munich, Germany. They are brewed according to the Purity Law of 1516,

also know as the Reinheitsgebot, which means they are all natural. You won’t find any chemicals,

preservatives, fake process enhancers, or cheap sources of starch like rice or corn here; just honest

to goodness, all natural and delicious, authentic German beer. PROST!

Pouring:

  • Original – 5.1% - Munich Helles
  • Hefe Weizen – 5.1% - Hefeweizen
  • Dunkel – 5.5% - Munich Dunkel
  • Oktoberfestbier – 6.3% - Festbier
  • Dunkel Weizen – 5.1% - Dunkelweizen
October 2, 2018 - 5pm

Bangerz!

 

 

Bangerz

 

On the first Monday 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:

 

Perennial Artisan Ales {St. Louis, MO}

BA 17’

American Imperial Stout in Rittenhouse Rye Barrels w/Cocoa Nibs, Peppermint,

and Madagascar Vanilla Beans / 11.5% / Mini Snifter

 

BA 17 is the barrel-aged version of our imperial mint chocolate stout. It’s a blend

of select barrels of our imperial stout, which have been aging in Rittenhouse Rye

barrels for more than a year before being infused with cocoa nibs, dried peppermint

and Madagascar vanilla beans. Rich fudge and brownie batter flavors meld with

layers of caramel and oak vanillin, all brightened by a measured wave of cooling mint.

 

 

October 11, 2018 - 5pm

Logboat Brewing Tap Takeover

 

 

Logboat

 

At Logboat, they have a saying: Explore…Dream…Discover, and we have your chance to do all three with a tap takeover from this Columbia based brewery! Stop by and taste the best thing to come out of Missouri since toasted raviolis. With a brewery representative on hand and world-class libations flowing, we challenge you to find a better way to spend your Thursday evening.

Tap List:      

  • Knot Hole – Marzen Lager – 6% ABV
  • Yeah Buoy – India Pale Lager – 6.3% ABV
  • Mr. Moot – Imperial Brown Ale – 8.5% ABV
  • Amarillo By Morning – Single Hopped Pale Ale – 6% ABV
  • Raspberry Shiphead – Ginger Wheat w/ Raspberries - 5.2% ABV
  • Imperial March – BBA Imperial Stout – 10% ABV
  • A Surprise Rare Release Beer! 

 

October 16, 2018 - 7pm

4 Hands Brewery Beer Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

4 Hands

 

Join us as we welcome our friends from 4 Hands for a 5 beer tasting paired with

a 4 course meal put together by our wonderfully talented chefs! Welcoming Beer

is poured at 7pm sharp and seating is first come, first serve! Don’t be late! And

remember this is a ticketed event, so getting before they sellout!!!

 

Welcoming beer: Single Speed – 5% ABV - American Blonde Ale w/ Jasmine

 

First Course: Romaine greens, Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Grapefruit Segments

and Avocado Fans

Paired w/: Cascara – 6% ABV- American Blonde Ale w/ Cascara

 

Second Course: Andouille Sausage & Shrimp Gumbo, Green Peppers, Yellow

Onions and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Paired w/: Divided Sky Rye IPA – 6.5% ABV- American Rye IPA

 

Third Course: Pork chops smothered in a Caramelized Onion and Mushrooms

Brown Ale Gravy with Mashed Potatoes

Paired w/: Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown – 5.5% ABV - American Brown Ale

 

Dessert: Bread Pudding, garnished with a Chocolate Milk Stout Fudge Drizzle

Paired w/: Chocolate Milk Stout – 5.5% ABV - American Stout w/ Lactose

 

October 31, 2018 - 5pm

Night of The Living Beer Corpse!


Bierleichen

THE DEAD WALK! We would like to invite all you ghouls and goblins to party like a Bierleichen with Public House and HopCat! Bierleichen roughly translates to “Beer Corpse” form in German. Those who have ‘overindulgent’ in Germany are referred to as Bierleichen. There will be ‘beer zombie’ costume contest with prizes for best Bierleichen! Shamble your corpses on down, drink some special releases, and win great prizes before your Halloween parties!!

The Beers:

  • Bierleichen! – 5.5% ABV – Octoberfest
  • Giddy Goat Stout – 5.5% ABV – Milk Stout w/ Coffee
  • Vignoles IPA – 6.8% ABV - American IPA w/ Vignoles Grapes
  • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire – 8% ABV – Imperial Mild Ale
  • Holy Roman Empire – 9.3% ABV- American Strong Ale
  • Hide and Seek Hefeweizen – 4.9% ABV - Hefeweizen 

Beer Zombie Costume Contest Prizes:

Grand Prize:

  • $50 VISA Gift Card
  • VIP Brewery Tour at Public House for up to 8 people that includes:
    • Private tour & tasting
    • 15% Discount on any food or merchandise
  • Public House T-shirt
  • Public House Ballcap
  • 2 Public House Pint Glasses

2nd Prize:

  • Public House T-shirt
  • Public House Ballcap
  • 2 Public House Pint Glasses