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Events List

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Our spectacular second floor venue and outdoor patio is available for private parties of up to 400 or more. The room can be configured for formal sit-down dinners or for casual roving cocktail parties and networking events. With a dedicated bar featuring 60 taps, cocktails and wine, we can create a beverage service program that's perfect for your budget. Our scratch kitchen can create a customized dining experience whether you'd like a buffet style setup or a plated dinner served by our staff. Contact our general manager, Bill Butler, to begin planning your event by clicking the button below or at bbutler@hopcat.com or (313) 769-8828.

 

August 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Beer Dinner w/ New Holland Brewing Company

Join us in welcoming our friends from New Holland Brewing Company for our monthly beer dinner! Featuring 5 beers across 4 courses with locally sourced ingredients in every dish. 

 

Welcoming beer: Lost Dune // Golden Ale w/ Blueberries // 5.5% ABV

 

First Course:  Apple, gruyere & caramelized onion bruschetta  

Paired w/ Incorrigible // White Sour Ale // 4.5% ABV

 

Second Course: Prosciutto wrapped white asparagus & zested lemon

Paired w/ Black Tulip // Belgian-Style Tripel // 8.8% ABV

 

Third Course:  Honey apricot glazed pork chops & mascarpone mash

Paired w/ Tangerine Space Machine // New-England Style IPA // 6.8% ABV

 

Dessert: S’Mores cheesecake with dark chocolate ganache & graham cracker crust

Paired w/Dragon’s Milk Reserve: S’mores // Bourbon BA American Imperial Stout w/ Graham Crackers & Toasted Marshmallows // 11% ABV

 

Tickets are available for purchase here! 

September 4, 2018 - 11:00 am

Bangerz Only! (September)

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 rarest, most special, or just downright delicious beers we can find. We like to call them Bangerz!

This month’s Banger is:

The Bruery {Placentia, CA}

Tart of Darkness with Black Currants // Oak BA Sour Stout w/ Black Currants // 6.2% ABV // Mini-Snifter

“Tart of Darkness is a traditional stout that we aged in used oak barrels from The Bruery that had previously housed beers such as Cuivre or Black Tuesday. We then brought them over to Bruery Terreux, added out special blend of souring bacterials and wild yeasts and watched nature take its course. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. Not a style you will see very often, and in our opinion, not a style seen often enough. The unique stout has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla & oak."

This very special edition has an addition of Black Currants, imparting a ripe fruit flavor to bring forward the Belgian-style yeast. 

Every Banger will be tapped at open, but when it's gone, it's gone. We will have no regrets. Will you? 

 

 

September 7, 2018 - 11:00 am

Celebrating 30 Years with Great Lakes Brewing Company!

We are excited to celebrate this milestone with our long-time friends from Great Lakes Brewing Company. Join us as we enjoy some of their freshest seasonal offerings, along with their specially brewed 30th Anniversary edition of their famous imperial stout.

The Great Lakes crew will be here all evening to hang out, chat beer, and give out some goodies – don’t miss out!

Pouring:

Holy Moses // Unfiltered White Ale w/ Orange Peel, Coriander & Orange Peel // 5.4% ABV

Oktoberfest // Marzen-Style Lager // 6.5% ABV

Nosferatu // Imperial Red Ale // 8% ABV

30th Anniversary // American Imperial Stout w/ East Coast Oysters & Cocoa Nibs // 10.7% ABV

September 23, 2018 - 11:00 am

Hoptoberfest

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 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 //  Festbier // 6.3% ABV

Ayinger // {Munich, Germany} Oktober Fest Marzen // Marzen // 5.8% ABV

Great Lakes {Cleveland, Ohio} // Oktoberfest // Marzen // 6.5% ABV

Sam Adams {Boston, MA} // Octoberfest // Marzen // 5.3% ABV

Bell’s Brewing Co. {Comstock, MI} // Octoberfest Beer // Marzen // 5.5% ABV

Batch Brewing Co. {Detroit, MI} // Fest Bier // Festbier // 5% ABV

 

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.
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