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July 2, 2018 - 11 AM


Tapistry Brewing Co.

On the first Monday of every month, we raid our cellar and tap one of the rarest or most 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:

Tapistry Brewing {Bridgman, MI}: Gin Barrel Aged Batch 200

Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale aged in New Holland Gin Barrels– 13% ABV

Originally brewed in celebration of Tapistry’s 200th batch, this brew was aged for 4 months in New Holland Gin barrels before being released. The botanicals really shine here, so if you’re a Gin fan, you surely won't be disappointed. 



July 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Austin Brothers Brewing Tap Takeover

Austin Brothers Brewing Tap Takeover 

Quench your midsummer thirst with some of the fine offerings of Alpena Michigan’s own Austin Brothers Beer Co. We will be tapping six beers and will have a brewery representative on hand to discuss how their awesome beers came to be. Don’t let the “summer by the lake” feeling slip through your fingers, grab a glass and soak it in before these delicious beers run out! 

  • Milk Route Stout-Milk Stout- 5.4%
  • Woody Wheat- American Wheat w/ Vanilla- 5.2%
  • Murk Dundee- New England-Style IPA- 6.2%
  • Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie- IPA w/ Strawberry, Vanilla, & Lactose- 6%
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Sour- American Sour w/ Strawberry & Rhubarb- ABV TBD
  • Moscow Mule IPA- IPA w/ Vodka Soaked Limes & Ginger- 7.4%
July 19, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Dogfish Head Randall ! Randall !! Randall !!!

Dogfish Head Randall device

What the heck is a Randall?!?! A beer Randall is a fancy device that takes a beer we all know and love and allows us the opportunity to infuse it with new and exciting flavors as it is being poured. It is essentially a beer magic trick right in front of your eyes. Spend the evening with us as we team up with Dogfish Head and tap three of their highly celebrated beers. At the same time we will have a corresponding set of three draft lines pouring the same beers; the catch is the second set of lines will be infused with fresh fruits, herbs, and other little flavor nuggets. We promise you won't see an event like this again anytime soon. 

What we will be tapping… 

  • 60 Minute IPA-6% ABV
  • 60 Minute IPA w/ Fresh Lemon & Thyme Infusion
  • Namaste- 4.8% ABV
  • Namaste w/ Fresh Pineapple & Mango Infusion
  • World Wide Stout- 15-20%ABV
  • World Wide Stout w/ Vanilla Vodka Soaked Oak Chip infusion 
July 21, 2018 - 11 AM

Belgian National Day

Belgian National Day is July 21

Belgium's national holiday commemorates July 21st, 1831 on which Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the nation’s first monarch. The king’s vow marked the start of the independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy and parliament. We’ll celebrate Belgium’s independence day through the weekend in classic HopCat Fashion- with our favorite beer & Crack Frites!

==Belgian Draft Selection==


Bieres de Chimay {Baileux, Belgium}


Trappist Dubbel / 7%


Brasserie Dupont {Tourpes, Belgium}

Saison Dupont

Saison / 6.5%


Brouwerij Lindemans {Vlezenbeek, Belgium}

Lindemans Framboise

Belgian Lambic w/ Raspberry / 2.5%


Brouwerij St. Bernardus {Watau, Belgium}

ABT 12

Belgian Quad / 10%


Brouwerij Van Steenberge {Evergem, Belgium}

Monk’s Cafe

Oud Bruin / 5.5%


Brouwerij Rodenbach {Roselare, Belgium}

Rodenbach Classic

Flanders Red Ale / 5.2%


Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck {Ingelmunster, Belgium}

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition

Gueuze / 5%



Bieres de Chimay {Hainaut, Belgium}

Chimany Premiere (Red)

Dubbel / 7%


Bieres de Chimay {Hainaut, Belgium}

Chimay Tripel (Cinq Cents)

Tripel / 8%


Bieres de Chimay {Hainaut, Belgium}

Chimay Grande Reserve

Belgian Strong Dark Ale / 9%


Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle {Antwerpen, Belgium}

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

Dubbel / 7%


Brouwerij der Tappisten van Westmalle {Antwerpen, Belgium}

Westmalle Trappist Tripel

Tripel / 9.5%


Brasserie d’Orval {Florenville, Belgium}


Trappist Belgian Pale Ale / 6.2%


Abbey Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy {Rochefort, Belgium}

Trappistes Rochefort 10

Belgian Quad / 11.3%


Brouwerij Lindemans {Vlezenbeek, Belgium}

Strawbery Lambic (Fraise)

Strawberry Lambic / 4.1%


Brasserie de Brunehaut {Hainaut , Belgium}

Brunehaut Blonde Organic

Gluten-Removed Organic Blonde Ale / 6.5%


Brouwerij Rodenbach{Roeselare, Belgium}


Flanders Red Ale w/ Sour Cherries / 5.6%

==Food Feature==

Crack Frites
Our awesome, beer-battered French fries sprinkled with our signature cracked pepper seasoning, served Belgian-style with blue cheese-black pepper aioli and pesto aioli.

July 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Belgian National Beer Dinner

Belgian National Beer Dinner


Join us as we celebrate the roots of beer and Belgian National Day. We will be featuring World-Class Belgian beers, the benchmarks of their respective styles. To showcase these old-world beers our kitchen has put together a menu of traditional-style dishes with new-world flair.  

Welcoming beer: Van Honsebrouck St. Louis Geueze Fond Tradition- Geueze- 5%

First Course: Chimay ‘a la Premiere aka Fromage

Paired w/: Chimay Premiere (Red)- Belgian Dubbel- 7%

Second Course: Summer Citrus Avocado Salad

Paired w/: Saison Dupont- Saison- 6.5%

Third Course: Poutine w/ Pulled-Duck Confit

Paired w/: St. Bernardus ABT 12- Belgian Quad- 10%

Dessert: Framboise Cupcakes w/ French Vanilla Buttercream

Paired w/: Lindemans Framboise- Raspberry Lambic- 2.5%



Tickets available online now!