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Events List

September 4, 2018 - 5pm

Bangerz Only

 

 

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Its 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 its gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

 

This months Banger is:

 

Founders Brewing Co. {Grand Rapids, MI}

BBA Barrel Runner…$8.25

Rum BA American Double IPA / 11.1% / Snifter

 

Inspiration for our barrel-aged beers can come from the most unexpected places and our latest release is proof of

that. Sweet and hoppy, rich and bright – this rum barrel-aged imperial IPA brewed with Mosaic hops will make

you believe you’re in the tropics.

September 23, 2018 - 11am

Hoptoberfest

Hoptober

You don’t have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the world’s most well-known beerfestival.

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 – 6.3% - Festbier
  • Main Street Brewing Co. {Belleville, IL} – Octoberfest – 5.5% - Märzen
  • Ayinger {Aying, Germany} – Oktober Fest -5.8% - Märzen
  • Schlafly Beer {St. Louis, Missouri} – Octoberfest – 5.5% - Märzen  
  • Public House Public House Brewing Co. {St. James, MO} – Bierleichen! – 5.5% - 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."

September 26, 2018 - 5pm

Hofbräuhaus Munich Tap Feature

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Join us for a very special tapping of 5 Hofbräuhaus beers. These Classic Bavarian brews are imported

directly from the brewery in Munich, Germany. They are brewed according to the Purity Law of 1516,

also know as the Reinheitsgebot, which means they are all natural. You won’t find any chemicals,

preservatives, fake process enhancers, or cheap sources of starch like rice or corn here; just honest

to goodness, all natural and delicious, authentic German beer. PROST!

Pouring:

  • Original – 5.1% - Munich Helles
  • Hefe Weizen – 5.1% - Hefeweizen
  • Dunkel – 5.5% - Munich Dunkel
  • Oktoberfestbier – 6.3% - Festbier
  • Dunkel Weizen – 5.1% - Dunkelweizen