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August 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

BEER DINNER w/ POTOSI BREWERY

 

Join us for an off-menu, four course meal expertly paired with beers from our friends at Wisconsin’s own Potosi Brewery.

 

 

Welcoming beer:  Wee Stein Wit – 5.25% - Belgian-style Witbier w/ Orange Peel & Coriander

 

First Course:  Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wrap

Paired w/  Czech Pils – 5.5% - Czech-style Pilsner

 

Second Course:  Caramelized Onion and Brie Crostini

Paired w/  Oktoberfest – 5.5% - Märzen

 

Third Course:  Grilled Glank Steak with Chimmichuri

Paired w/  Gandy Dancer - 6% - American Porter

 

Dessert:  Fluffy Heath Bar Pie

Paired w/  Inner Sanctum – 10.5% - Brandy BA Belgian-style Quad

Purchase your tickets HERE.

 

 

September 4, 2018 - 11:00am

BANGERZ ONLY: SURLY DARKNESS

Surly Darkness

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, it’s gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

 

This month’s Banger is:

 

Surly Brewing Co. {Minneapolis, MN}

Darkness (2017)…$6.25

American Imperial Stout / 12% / Snifter

 

Our massive Russian Imperial Stout contains waves of chocolate, coffee, cherry, raisin, and toffee, plus a non-traditional dose of aromatic hops.

September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

Swanky Soirée w/ 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.

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SWANKEY SOIRÉE W/ 3 SHEEPS BREWING CO.

Friday, September 14th @ 6PM

 

Join us for the resurrection of a virtually extinct beer style called Pennsylvania Swanky, brought back to life by HopCat’s Kyle Montgomery and 3 Sheeps’ Grant Pauly. In addition, we’ll be tapping a handful of 3 Sheeps’ most sought after releases, including a Bourbon Barrel Aged Über Joe, Veneration, Cuvee, and The Wolf. A representative from the brewery will be on hand from 6-9PM to answer questions and give away Pennsylvania Railroad-themed prizes, including conductor hats and train whistles.

 

Pouring:

Pennsylvania Swankey (HopCat Collab.) – 3.5% - Pre-prohibition style Dark English Mild w/ Anise

Bourbon Barrel Aged Über Joe – 12% - Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Cacao Nibs & Vanilla

Über Joe – 10% - Maplewood Stave Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Cacao Nibs & Vanilla

Veneration – 13.2% - Rye Whiskey BA Belgian-Style Quad w/ Figs & Molasses

Cuvee Blend (2018) – 11% - Bourbon & Red Wine BA Imperial Stout Blend

The Wolf – 10% - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Mangoes on My Mind – 8.5% - White Wine BA Imperial Saison w/ Mangoes

3 Sheeps Waterslides – 6.7% - American IPA 

September 23, 2018 - 10:00am

HOPTOBERFEST

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HOPTOBERFEST

Sunday, September 23rd @ 10AM

 

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:

Metropolitan Brewing – Afterburner Oktoberfest – 6.1% - Märzen

Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Oktoberfest – 6.5% - Märzen

Brauerei Aying – Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen – 5.8% - Märzen

Potosi Brewery – Oktoberfest – 5.5% - Märzen

Hofbräu München – Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier – 6.3% - Märzen

 

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."