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September 23, 2018 - 10 AM


You don't have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the world's most well known beer festival. 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 ledehosen or dirndls. We'll also be giving away a limited amount of Oktoberfest steins (while supplies last) so get there early!


  1. Bier (Indianapolis, IN) - Oktoberfest - 5.8% - Marzen
  2. Blind Owl (Indianapolis, IN) - Black Forest - 5.8% - Marzen
  3. HofBrauhaus (Munich, Germany) - Oktoberfestbier - 6.3% - Marzen
  4. Sun King (Indianapolis, IN) - Oktoberfest - 5.7% - Marzen
  5. Upland (Bloomington, IN) - Oktoberfest - 6.7% - Marzen

A little history from the 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 Theresse von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and endd 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 stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in Oxtober and this tradition continues into present times."

August 21, 2018 - 7 PM

Mead Dinner w/ New Day Craft Mead & Cider

New Day

Join us for a 4 course, 5 mead Nordic-themed dinner with our friends from New Day!


Welcoming mead: Washington's Folly - 6% - Mead w/ Tart Cherry


First Course: Fruktsuppe - Fruit Soup

Paired w/ Shelby Blue Ribbon - 6% - Mead w/ Strawberry & Rhubarb


Second Course: Ovnsbakt Kveite - Baked fish w/ cream sauce

Paired w/ Live Currant - 6% - Mead w/ Black Currant


Third Course: Cornish Hen

Paired w/ Rethinker - 6% - Dry-Hopped Mead w/ Blueberry


Dessert: Plommegrateng - Light, puffy fruit cake w/ black raspberries

Paired w/ Vanilla Breakfast Magpie - 8% - Mead w/ Coffee, Black Raspberry, & Vanilla


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September 4, 2018 - 11 AM

Bangerz Only!: Rose City Sour

Rose City Sour

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 its gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

Cascade - Rose City Sour - 7% - Wine BA Wheat and Blonde Ale Blend w/ Rose Petal, Rose Hip, & Hibiscus Tea

Celebrating Portland's reputation as the City of Roses, Cascade are pleased to offer Rose City Sour, a blend of wheat and blonde ales aged in oak wine barrels for 14 months with rose petals, rose hips, and hibiscus tea. Rose City Sour captures the delicate floral aromas of fresh roses matched with notes of of dried cranberries, pomegranates and a hint of white pepper.

September 9, 2018 - 11 AM

Teddy Bear Kisses for National Teddy Bear Day!

Teddy Bear Kisses

September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day! To celebrate we are going to be tapping Upland's Teddy Bear Kisses and some really awesome barrel-aged variants of it! So come on in and join us! Pick your favorite or get a flight of all 3 to try!

Teddy Bear Kisses - 10.2% - Russian Imperial Stout w/ Cacao Nibs

BBA Teddy Bear Kisses - 11% - BBA Russian Imperial Stout w/ Cacao Nibs

BBA Coconut Teddy Bear Kisses - 10% - BBA Russian Imperial Stout w/ Coconut & Cacao Nibs

BBA Coffee Teddy Bear Kisses - 10% - BBA Russian Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Cacao Nibs

September 18, 2018 - 7 PM

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner w/ HofbrauHaus!


Join us for a 4 course, 5 beer Oktoberfest themed dinner with HofBrauhaus!


Welcoming Beer: Hefe Weizen - 5.4% - Hefeweizen


First Course: German Borscht - Sweet & robust soup w/ ham, veggies, & spices

Paired w/ Original Lager - 5.2% - Helles Lager


Second Course: Ground duck meatballs w/ cherry sauce

Paired w/ Oktoberfest - 6.3% - Marzen


Third Course: Mustard crusted pork loin w/ cabbage slaw

Paired w/ Dunkelweizen - 5.1% - Dunkelweizen


Dessert: Apple Strudel - Strudel pastry jacket w/ warm apple filling

Paired w/ Dunkel - 5.5% - Dunkel


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