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Events List

April 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018

April FeelGood Tap Feature

Every month we sponsor a local charity, and donate $1 for every FeelGood featured beer we sell.

 This month, we are partnering with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise money for research and treatment for this unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information between the body and brain.

April's featured FeelGood tap is: Pavement Pounder Pils - Lansing Brewing Co. {Lansing, MI} - 4.7% German Pils

Visit the National Multiple Scloresis Society's website here and the FeelGood Tap website here for more information.

April 21, 2018 - 11 AM

Record Store Day

This year, on Record Store Day – Saturday April 21st, through the end of 2018, we declare everyday Record Store Day! Bring in a receipt from any same day purchase from a record shop, and get a free order of crack fries with any HopCat purchase. **

“Music is part of HopCat’s DNA. I wanted to do this as a way of showing support for independent record stores that survive and thrive by creating cool places for people to discover great music,” said HopCat Founder Mark Sellers. “Providing a free order of Crack Fries is also our way of saying thank you to our guests who support their local record stores.”

We’ll also have Dogfish Head in house with some awesome beers, cool swag, and entry forms for a chance to win a Crosley Record Player shipped from the Dogfish Head brewery, to your front door!


• Fort – Belgian-Style Blonde ale w/ Copious Amounts of Raspberry – 17%

• Dragons & Yum Yums – Kettle-Soured Pale Ale w/ Dragonfruit, Yumberry, Passion Fruit, Pear, & Black Carrot Juices – 6.5%

• Namaste – Belgian-Style Witbier w/ Orange, Lemongrass, Coriander, & Peppercorn – 4.8%

• 90 Minute IPA – American Double IPA – 9%

** Valid through the 2018 calendar year, with purchase, limited to one free order of Crack Fries per person, dine-in only with a same day receipt from a record shop. Guests must be 21 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Gratuity is not included. **

Learn more about Record Store Day here, and info on crack fries here.

April 22, 2018 - 10 AM

Earth Day

We take pride in our sustainability, initiatives, especially the ones that allow us the opportunity to partner with urban farms, community gardens & groups that are inspiring sustainable growth within their local communities.

We believe that creating productive green spaces within urban environments is one of the most impactful ways to further positive change. This includes cleaning up abandoned & vacant lots, rebuilding healthy soil, harvesting rainwater, supporting wildlife & local pollinators, planting trees or gardens & growing healthy, organic & accessible produce for local communities, often creating jobs & stimulating the local economy.

This Earth Day (4/22) we will be partnering with & raising funds for 15 different non-profit organizations doing just that. Hopcat East Lansing is partnering Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program.

Participating breweries will donate $1 of every pint sold to Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program, in which HopCat will match, up to $300.

Also, from 3:30-5:30, a representative from Ingham County Land Bank Garden Program will have a table set up in HopCat, to share more information about the great work that they do within our community, as well as opportunities to get involved!

Thank you to all of our awesome sponsors who got their hands dirty and helped make this project possible.


  1. Ballast Point – Pineapple Sculpin - 7% - American IPA w/ Pineapple
  2. Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale - 5.6% - American Pale Ale
  3. North Coast – Red Seal - 5.4% - American Amber Ale
  4. New Belgium - Pilsener - 4.8% - Czech Pale Lager
  5. Merchant Du Vin – Ayinger Celebrator - 6.7% - Dopplebock
  6. Artisanal Imports – La Trappe Quad - 10% - Trappist Quad
  7. Lagunitas – Little Sumpin’ Sumpin' - 7.5% - American Wheat
  8. Saugatuck – Nitro Ghost of Neapolitan Stout - 6% - Nitro White Stout w/ Chocolate, Vanilla, & Strawberry
  9. Founders – Nitro Rubaeus - 5.7% - Nitro Fruit Ale w/ Raspberry
  10. New Holland – Dragon’s Milk - 11% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  11. Oskar Blues - Pinner - 4.9% - American Session IPA
April 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Beer Dinner w/ Lansing Brewing Co.

Join HopCat East Lansing for some delicious custom-prepared food from the minds of our head chefs, all specifically designed to pair perfectly with some delicious Lansing Brewing Co. libations. Get your ticket before they’re gone!

Welcoming beer:  Pavement Pounder – German-Style Pils – 4.7%

First Course:  Beer Dip Paired w/ Fox in the Henhouse – Farmhouse-Style Ale w/ Peppercorns – 6.5%

 Second Course:  Brat Nachos Paired w/ Amber Cream – American Amber Ale w/ Maize – 5.2%

Third Course: Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam infused with Black Magic Paired w/ Black Magic – BBA American Imperial Stout – 12%

Dessert:  Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies Paired w/ Ice Melter– Gose w/ Pink Guava & Basil -  4.5%

Purchase tickets here.

May 1, 2018 - 11 AM

Bangerz Only!

It’s a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! The first Tuesday of every month, we’ll search our cellar and tap one of the rarest beers we have. We call them Bangerz. Every Banger will be tapped at open, and will run until its gone! 


Highwater Brewing {San Leandro, CA} 

Le Petit Diabolitin 

6% - Wine Barrel Aged American Sour Ale w/ Cherry & Pomegranate Juice / $9.5 / Mini-Snifter 


Le Petit Diablotin, “The Little Devil”, is an American sour ale. The beer was aged in wine barrels for 12 months with local sour cherry & pomegranate juice. This beer is a delicate and precious treat for those who enjoy the subtle nuances of things from the “wild side”.

May 4, 2018 - 11:00 AM

May The Short's Be With You

Join us in embracing our inner geek as we join forces with Short’s Brewing Co. to celebrate Star Wars Day. Short’s has brewed up two exclusive brews to pay homage to arguably the greatest movie franchise of all time.




  • The Empire Hops Back-India Pale Lager-6.2%
  • My Own Best Friend-Dry Hopped Belgian Golden Ale- 6.5%
  • Soft Parade “The Radar is Jammed”-Fruit Rye Ale-7.5%
  • Huma Lupa Licious “Huma Lucas Licious”- American IPA-7.7%
  • Starcut Phuzz- Cider w/ Peaches-6.9%


May 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Elk Brewing Tap Takeover

Thursday is almost the weekend right? So why not come out an try one of Elk Brewing's awesome brews. Bringing a little taste of Grand Rapids to East Lansing for a Thursday evening. From the bodiful and rich Hugh Hefe to the eccentric and delectable PB & J'aley we will have a little something for everyone. 


  • PB & J’Aley – 5% - Blonde Ale w/ Grape Juice & Peanut Butter
  • Dankalicious-7.6%-American IPA
  • Elk Orange IPA-6.0%-American IPA
  • Hugh Hefe – 6% - American Hefeweizen
  • Blonde Express – 5% - Blonde Ale w/ Coffee


May 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Mother's Day

Bring Mom in this Mothers Day from 10am-3pm for Brunch Right Meow! Seriously, a White Russian inspired waffle? A Macaroni & Cheese Sandwich? We make food your mom would make, if she loved craft beer. Bring us your Mom. She’ll thank you for it.


May 14, 2018 to May 20, 2018 - 11AM

American Craft Beer Week- Jolly Flights

In Celebration of American Craft Beer Week we are showcasing the offerings of Jolly Pumpkin from Dexter, Michigan. Opening their doors in 2004 Jolly Pumpkin has quickly become widely regarded as one of the most prestigious sour breweries in the United States. With far too many medals and accolades to count, their achievements speak for themselves. In the spirit of science, however, we suggest you pick three and try a flight yourself……


Calabaza Blanca- Sour Artisan White Ale – ABV 4.8%

Bam Biere- Sour Farmhouse Ale – ABV 4.5%

La Roja du Kriek- Sour Amber Ale – ABV 7.2%

AquaMarine Dream- Sour Fruit Saison- ABV 7.8%


Cheers & Mahalo!


May 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Brewery Vivant Beer Dinner

Join HopCat East Lansing for some delicious custom-prepared food from the minds of our head chefs, all specifically designed to pair perfectly with some delicious Brewery Vivant brews. Get your ticket before they’re gone!


Welcoming beer: Tropical Saison –Saison brewed with Pineapple & Mango- 5.5%


First Course: Beer Battered Wild Cheese Curds

Paired w/Strawberry Rhubarb Sour-American Wild Ale-5%


Second Course: IPA BBQ Chicken Rolls

Paired w/Hop Field- Farmhouse IPA – 7%


Third Course:Stout Mushroom Gravy and Chicken with Biscuits

Paired w/Tart Side of the Moon-Tart Imperial Stout-9.5%


Dessert: Velvet Stud Beer Shake

Paired w/Velvet Stud-Oak Barrel Aged Stout-7.2%


Get Your Tickets HERE !!!!


June 4, 2018 - 11 AM

Bangerz Only!!

It's a Whale of an ale!! Unicorns are real!!

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:

Rochester Mills Beer Co {Rochester, MI} 

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milkshake Stout 

BBA Imperial Milk Stout – 13% ABV 


Brewed with a proprietary seven-malt blend and milk sugars to provide a rich roasted aroma and silky finish then aged six months in Bourbon barrels, this is a big beer in a little glass. Malty and rich, full of body and flavor with notes of chocolate and coffee, this beer is the perfect sidekick to a slice of our Peanut Butter Porter Pie for desert. Oh the possibilities!!


June 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Deschute's Brewery Tap Takeover

Put some West-Coast into your mouth with our Deschutes Brewery Tap Takeover. All the way from Bend, Oregon these beers are so incredible we should call them imports. From the thirst-quenching citrus notes of Fresh Squeezed IPA to the smooth roasty flavors of Black Butte Porter, add in a couple fruity sours and we will have something for everyone. The Deschutes Brewery representative will be on hand to discuss their amazing beers and answer any of your questions. 


Fresh Squeezed IPA- American IPA- 6.4%

Black Butte- American Porter- 5.2%

American Wheat- Wheat Ale- 5%

Fruit Boots Hazy IPA-New England-Style IPA- 6.7%

Black Raspberry Sour Ale-4.3%

Pear & Bergamot- Sour Ale w/ Pear & Bergamot- 4.3%


June 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Dragon Daze of Summer

Barrel Aged Stout event in the summer?!? They said it couldn’t be done… So it sounds like something we should try. Join us as we celebrate New Holland Brewing and their masterful Dragon’s Milk Stout.  Not only will we have the Dragon’s Milk you all know and love, we will also be tapping four other variations including the Brewer’s Select. If big bold stouts are just not your thing, we will have numerous other offerings from New Holland including Lost Dune (the perfect beer for Michigan summers by the lake), Incorrigible (barrel aged and fruity for the refined palate) and many more. 




  • Dragons Milk – 11% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout
  • Dragons Milk Brewers Select-11% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout
  • Dragons Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel -11% - Rum BA Imperial Stout w/ Coconut
  • Dragons Milk Reserve Chocolate & Cherry- 11%- Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Chocolate & Cherries
  • Dragons Milk Reserve Salted Caramel Bourbon Barrel-11% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Salted Caramel
  • Full Circle-4.9% - Kolsch
  • Lost Dune-5.5% - Golden Ale w/ Blueberries
  • Incorrigible Reserve-4.5% - American Sour Ale w/ Blueberries & Blackberries
  • Tangerine Space Machine- 6.8%  - New England-Style IPA


June 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Fathers' Day

 Father’s Day should be about sharing good times and conversation…. Not for tacky ties. 


Bring dad in for one of our twists on classic brunch dishes, and maybe a fine craft beer or our Bloody Mary bar.


June 19, 2018 - 6:30 PM

North Peak Beer Dinner

North Peak is bringing a taste of Summertime “Up-North” to East Lansing! Spend the evening with us as we take your taste buds on a vacation through tantalizing flavors highlighting our beautiful state. The evening will feature five of North Peak’s award winning beers paired with a four-course meal crafted by our own head chefs. A brewery representative will be on hand to introduce the beers and discuss any questions you may have. Grab your tickets today because like our Michigan summers, they will be gone before you know it. 


Welcoming beer:-Rambler – 5% - Czech-Style Pilsner


First Course: Spicy Curry and Mango Chutney Dip

Paired w/Stormy -  6.7% - Oat IPA


Second Course: Beer BQ Chicken Sliders

Paired w/Diabolical IPA – 6.66% - American IPA


Third Course: The Sea Dog

Paired w/Siren - 5% - Amber Ale


Dessert: Cherry Cream Cheese

Paired w/Mellow - 7% - Cherry Hibiscus Ale


We will also be featuring two other amazing products from North Peak on the night of the dinner...


Archangel – Cherry Wheat Ale – 5%

Double Diabolical – Double IPA – 8.2%


Purchase Tickets HERE !!!