HopCat 5 yr Anniversary Party this Sat

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by LupulinDevil, Jan 9, 2013.


What is your favorite HopCat beer of all time?

Poll closed Jan 16, 2013.
  1. Hoppo IPA

    2 vote(s)
  2. Oil Rigger

    2 vote(s)
  3. Sage Against the Machine

    3 vote(s)
  4. Kiwi's Playhouse

    5 vote(s)
  5. Other.....

    10 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. LupulinDevil

    LupulinDevil Mar 25, 2008 Michigan

    We can't believe that it's been 5 years since we first opened up. It's been a blast and there is no doubt that we couldn't have done it without you all. So, in appreciation, we are throwing a huge party. Here's what we have planned:
    Free crack fries from open till 5pm: 1 order per person with purchase.
    Crack Fry eating contest at 3pm: $500 grand prize and bragging rights.
    Oil Rigger RIS 22oz bottle release at noon: 2 bottle limit per person
    2013 Oil Rigger on draft all day with 5 extra varieties: Jameson, Frangelico, Chambord, Grand Marnier & Patron XO infused versions of the 2013 Oil Rigger.
    Hope to see you all there.

  2. chpueblo22

    chpueblo22 Oct 4, 2007 Michigan

    Sounds like a plan. Will any varieties be available in bottles or base beer only?
  3. LupulinDevil

    LupulinDevil Mar 25, 2008 Michigan

    Yup, just the base...

    ROBSTARR Aug 31, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Yeah I'm a lil disappointed they aren't doing more than one bottle release. Didn't they have two last year ? I mean don't get me wrong Oil Rigger is good but I was kinda excited to see what other variants they would bottle release this year.
  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Cedar Frontiersman was my vote, or whatever that beer was called. It was tasty. Kinda bummed I can't make it, but I have to save my money to make a fool out of myself the night before Winter Beer Fest
    strohme2 likes this.
  6. beercity_chris

    beercity_chris Oct 6, 2012 Michigan

    Will all the Oil Rigger varieties be on at the same time? Wondering if it will be possible to get a flight of all of them to share with some friends.
  7. beercity_chris

    beercity_chris Oct 6, 2012 Michigan

    BTW, Bring back Apparition please!
  8. LupulinDevil

    LupulinDevil Mar 25, 2008 Michigan

    Yes, the base and the extra styles will all be on at the same time. Flights will be available. And thanks for the comments and insights....keep 'em coming..
  9. Itoclown

    Itoclown Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I'll be there! I just needed the slightest excuse to go there.
  10. mike409

    mike409 Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    whats the price per bottle?
  11. mike409

    mike409 Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    also will you be doing growler fills of the BA treatments of oil rigger
  12. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    How was the party ya'll? Oil Rigger dank as ever?

    MSEGUIN Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    The party was great. Oil Rigger was even better. My favorite by far being the Patron XO infused Oil Rigger, followed closely behind with Jameo. Great time, and extremely easy and smooth run bottle release. Absolutly loved how smooth that went. Thanks again HopCat for everything!
  14. GRDave

    GRDave Oct 7, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Had a great time. Got there right before the crack fry eating contest and was able to get seats at the bar within 5 minutes. Not a shitshow like I expected. Oil rigger was very good. Wasn't a fan of the infused variations. Kuhnhenn imperial Creme brûlée on tap was fantastic as well. One of things that I absolutely love about Hopcat, you never know what they'll have on tap. Unfortunately missed out on the bottles, oh well. Congrats to Hopcat!
  15. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    ISO Frangelico Oil Rigger. Send me a growler plz!
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