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April 21, 2018 - 11am

Record Store Day


Music is part of HopCat’s DNA. 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. ** "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,” says 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!


Dragons & Yum Yum (Collaboration w/ the Flaming Lips) – 6.5%

60 Minute – American IPA – 6%

Romantic Chemistry – American IPA – American IPA w/ Mango, Apricot & Ginger  - 7.2%

Namaste – Belgian Style Witbier w/ Lemongrass, Orange Slices & Coriander – 4.8%

120 Minute – American Imperial IPA – 18%


** 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. **

April 22, 2018 - 11am

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. 

For Earth Day, HopCat Kalamazoo is teaming up with several different sponsors to raise money for healthy, productive green space through Common Ground. This collaboration of Fair Food Matters, the Kalamazoo County Land Bank, and Kalamazoo Nature Center is designed to support community gardens throughout Kalamazoo County with a special emphasis on those that serve low-income and food-insecure residents.

Participating breweries will donate $1 of every pint sold to a charitable foundation, which HopCat will match up to $300. 

Also, a representative from a designated charity 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!

Ballast Point – Pineapple Sculpin - American IPA w/ Pineapple
Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale - American Pale Ale
North Coast – Red Seal - American Amber Ale
New Belgium - Pilsener - Czech Style Pilsner
Merchant Du Vin – Ayinger Celebrator - Doppelbock
Artisanal Imports – La Trappe Quad - Belgian Quad
Lagunitas – Little Sumpin’ Sumpin' - American Wheat Ale
Saugatuck – Nitro Ghost of Neapolitan Stout - White Stout
Founders – Nitro Rubaeus - Fruit Ale
New Holland – Dragon’s Milk - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Oskar Blues - Pinner - American Session IPA

Thank you to all of our awesome sponsors who have gotten their hands dirty and helped make this project possible!

April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

Beer Dinner - Vander Mill Ciders

It’s not really a “beer” dinner, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up a little bit. Come join us for a 5-cider, 4-course dinner with Vandermill Ciders!

Welcoming Cider:  Traditional Hard Cider – 6.9%                                                                                                      

First Course: Roasted Poblano Salad

     Paired w/ Ginger Peach – Traditional Hard Cider w/ Ginger & Peaches – 6.8%                                                                                  

Second Course: Orange Marmalade Lamb Sliders

     Paired w/ Nunica Pine – Dry Hopped Traditional Hard Cider – 6.8%    

Third Course: Coq Au Vin

     Paired w/ Dry – Dry Hard Cider – 6.8%

Dessert: Peach Sorbet

     Paired w/  Fluff – Orange Blossom Nitro Hard Cider – 6.9


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May 4, 2018 - 11 am / All Day

May The Short's Be With You

Geeks recognize Geeks- whether you dig craft beer, Star Wars, or both (like us!)—we appreciate you.  Today, we celebrate with the geeky guys & gals at Short’s Brewing with some new and familiar favorites with a Lucas-esque twist.  May the Short’s be with You!


The Empire Hops Back – India Pale Lager – ABV TBD

My Own Best Friend – Dry Hopped Belgian Golden Ale – ABV TBD

Local’s Lightsaber – American Lager – 5.2%

Boba Brown – American Brown Ale – 7.0%                             

Huma Lucas Licious – American IPA – 7.7%

We’ve Been Jammed – American Fruit Rye Ale 7.5%


May 13, 2018 - 10 a.m. / All Day!

Mother's Day

Do you love your mom? We do, too. To celebrate how awesome our moms are, we’ll be giving all moms that come in a free dessert or a free order of Crack Fries, all day.

May 14, 2018 to May 20, 2018 - 11 a.m.

American Craft Beer Week

To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, we’re raiding the cellar again! We’ll be tapping a “new” beer each morning! You don’t want to miss out on these!


Upland – Prim – Barrel Aged Fruited Sour Ale – 6%


Deschutes – Abyss (2017) – Bourbon & Wine Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – 11.4%


Saugatuck – Bourbon BA Imperial Blueberry Maple Stout – 9.5%


Prairie Artisan Ales – (2016) BOMB! – Imperial Stout aged on coffee, chocolate, vanilla beans, & ancho chili peppers – 13%


Lagunitas – Willetized Coffee Stout – Imperial Coffee Stout aged in Willett Rye Oak Barrels – 12.6%


Avery – Ginger Sour – Barrel Aged Sour Ale w/ Ginger – 6.0%


One Well – Bourbon BA Scheming & Plotting – Boubon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – 12.4%

May 22, 2018 - 6:30 pm

One Well Beer Dinner

Welcoming Beer:  Opener – Blonde Ale – 5.2%

First Course: Edamame Hummus served with fried pita and fresh veggies

Paired w/ Xalapa - Golden Ale w/ Jalapenos – 5.2%

Second Course: Gazpacho served with Grilled Parmesan Polenta cakes

Paired w/ Barbados Slim- Sour Ale w/ Grapefruit – 5.5%                 

Third Course: Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich on Bao Bun

Paired w/ Don't! - American Porter – 4.7%               

Dessert: Banana Split with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice creams with a raspberry coulis chocolate sauce and candied cashews

Paired w/ Bourbon BA Wizard Potion – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout – 13.1%

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June 5, 2018 - 11AM


Bangerz Only!

Tuesday , June 5th  @ 11 am      

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! 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 small batch smash from the rockstars at Upland Brewing! Their Passion Fruit is a complex and puckering fruited sour blonde ale with—you guessed it!—passionfruit.  Don’t miss this exclusive (and bangin’) Banger!

Upland Brewing Co.

Bloomington, IN

Passion Fruit – 5.9% ABV

Mini-snifter: $10

June 6, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Petoskey Brewing Co. Tap Feature

Petoskey Brewing Co. Tap Feature

Wednesday, June 6th @ 5:00PM                                                                          

Can’t quite manage to sneak away to Michigan’s famous “Up North” this month? Never fear, we’ve brought ten of their tastiest brews right here to you in Kalamazoo! Join us in the taproom or beer garden for a little “stay-cation” featuring our friends from Petoskey Brewing Co.!


Sparkle– American Lager – 4.1%

Horny Monk – Belgian Dubbel – 6.9%

Cranium Crush – Blonde Ale w/ raspberries & waffle cone – 7%

Juicy– NEIPA – 5.7%

Mind’s EyePA – American IPA – 6.7%

Mr. Nice Guy – American Rye IPA – 6.6%

Super Trooper – Brown ale brewed w/ coffee & donuts – 6.8%

Mind Flayer – Gose – 5.1%

June 17, 2018 - 10am

Fathers' Day at Hopcat!

Even More Mowers: Dad Beers for Dad’s Day

Sunday, June 17th @ 10 am

We call them Mower beers: those crisp, cold, light lagers and ales that Dad deserves after a hot day of lawn work.  For Father’s Day, we’re celebrating with six of the best classic and new-school Mower beers, because even though we can’t help with cutting the grass, we think every Dad deserves a cold one on his special day!  

Featuring our Brunch Right Meow & $5 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from 10am-3pm! While we’re at it, let’s hook Dad up with some free crack fries ALL. DAY. LONG.


PBR –  American Lager -4.6% - Pabst – Milwaukee, WI

Old Style – American Lager - 4.6% - G. Heileman - La Crosse, WI

Stroh’s – Bohemian Pilsner – 4.5% - Brew Detroit – Detroit, MI

Light Lager – American Lager – 3.8% - Perrin – Comstock Park, MI

Beer For Drinking – American Blonde Ale – 4.8% - Sierra Nevada – Chico, CA

Solid Gold – American Lager – 4,4% - Founders – Grand Rapids, MI

June 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Greenbush Brewing Beer Dinner

Beer Dinner – Greenbush Brewing

Tuesday, June 26nd  @ 6:30PM

Join us for a much-anticipated beer dinner with the rad folks from Greenbush Brewing in Sawyer, MI!  We're beyond thrilled to bring you this bright & flavorful lineup of 5 fantastic brews paired with 4 courses from our creative & talented executive chef, Matthew Palen.

Welcoming Beer:  Traktor – Cream Ale – 6.1%

First Course:  Tuna, Avocado, & Mango Sushi Rolls: Thin sliced sashimi tuna, fresh mango, and creamy avocado slices rolled in sushi rice and spicy seaweed wrap; served with soy sauce and pickled vegetables.

Paired w/: Star Chicken Shotgun – American IPA – 6.8%

Second Course: Chicken and Bell Pepper Orzo Risotto: Tender orzo pasta with fire roasted bell peppers, chicken stock, and pecorino romano cheese form a creamy, decadent risotto; topped with crispy chicken cracklins.

Paired w/ Sunspot – Hefeweizen – 6%

Third Course: Wild Boar Sausage with Fire Grilled Belgian Endive: Roasted wild boar sausaged accompanied by fire grilled Belgian endive and red pepper coulis.

Paired w/ Distorter- Porter -7.2%

Dessert: Lavender and Hazelnut Chocolate Meringues: Light and crispy dark chocolate meringues topped with chopped hazelnut and scented with fragrant lavender.

Paired w/ Power Nap – American Stout w/ coffee & chamomile (collaboration w/ Transient Artisan Ales)


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