Monday, January 04, 2016

HopCat Detroit Has Great Events Planned For January

Written by  Paul Starr
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HopCat Detroit has lots of great events planned for January!
Saturday January 9th @ 11am
HopCat Exclusive Beer Release
We will be hosting a HopCat wide release of beers made exclusively for our upcoming anniversary. Bruce from Acoustic Draft Mead will be playing an Acoustic Set from 7pm-9pm.

Pouring:

  • Acoustic – Calypso – 6.5% - Tropical Mead
  • Atwater – HopSack – 8.5% - American Imperial IPA
  • Arcadia – El Ocho – 6.5% - American Pale Ale
  • Lagunitas – MichiGanja – 7.3% - Dry-Hopped American Porter
  • New Belgium – Imperial Chocolate Cherry Porter – 9% - Imperial Porter w/ chocolate, Cherries & Vanilla
  • New Holland – Mad Catter – 7% - American Imperial IPA
  • North Peak – Gotlandsdricka – 6.5% - American Pale Ale w/ Juniper & Kelp
  • Saugatuck – Golden crack - ?% - Golden Ale w/ Black Crack Pepper
  • Short’s – Cat’s Pajama - ?% - American Imperial IPA w/ Blood Orange & Guava
  • Tapistry – Meowridian – 5.5% - American Pale Ale w/ Meridian Hops
  • Tapistry – Train Flight – 11.2% - Russian Imperial Stout
  • Brewery Vivant – Vercingetorix – 7.3% - Belgian-Style Ale w/ Brown Sugar & Smoked Malt

 

Saturday January 23rd @ 11am

HopCat Anniversary Party

We will be hosting an anniversary party commemorating the opening of HopCat Grand Rapids with free crack fries during the day, a crack fry eating contest, and special releases of local unicorn-unique beers.

Pouring:

  • Atwater – BBA Tuefelbock – 12% - BBA Weizenbock
  • Arbor – 14’ Demetrius – 9% - BA Belgian-Style Wild Pale Ale
  • Arcadia – BBA London Porter – BBA English-Style Porter
  • Jolly Pumpkin – Gratzer - ?% - Oak Aged Saison w/ Polish Smoked Wheat
  • New Holland – Dragon’s Milk w/ Reserve Raspberry – 11% - BBA Russian Imperial Stout w/ Raspberries
  • Rochester Mills – BBA Snow Dazed – 9.5% - BBA Imperial Winter Warmer
  • Saugatuck – Big Bitch Barleywine – 11% - Rum BA Barleywine
  • Tapistry – Batch 200 – 9.2% - Gin BA Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale w/ Peaches
  • Short’s – Bourbon Pig Bird – 7.7% - BBA Belgian-Style IPA

 

Tuesday January 26th @ 7pm

Motor City Beer Dinner $30

Join us for an expertly paired 4 course meal featuring brews from our friends and neighbors, Motor City Brewing Co.

Welcoming Beer:

Ghettoblaster – 4.2% - English-Style Mild Ale

Course #1:
Fried calamari with Marinara Sauce
Paired w/
Motor City Pale Ale – 4.8% - American Pale Ale

Course #2:
Butter nut squash soup with spiced walnuts
Paired w/
Trippel – 9% - Belgian-Style Tripel

Course #3:
Pork chops with a blue cheese cream sauce and mashed potatoes
Paired w/
Detroit Cider – 6.9% - English-Style Cider

Course #4:
Chocolate Mousse Cake with Strawberry Syrup
Paired w/
Honey Porter – 5.2% - Porter w/ Michigan Clover Honey

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.