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HopCat Entices Crowds with Crack Fries, Record Tap Takeover, Rock'n'Roll Vibes

Beer bottle chandeliers, a record Short's tap takeover, and live music await those ready to brave HopCat Detroit's Saturday opening.

HopCat opens this Saturday with a record 120 Short's beers on tap. BarFly Ventures, which developed HopCat, invested nearly $4.2 million on the renovations of the building at 4265 Woodward Avenue, formerly home to Agave. Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard provide an inside look at what HopCat Detroit has to offer from the brown leather booths to the 100 taps, the enormous exterior murals and the retro rock posters plastering the walls.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. patrons of the grand opening can feast on free seasoned and beer-battered 'crack fries.' The first 200 people in line will receive free fries every week for a year. At 9 p.m. in the second-floor Huma Room visitors can enjoy live music courtesy of Howling Diablos and the Pitch Black Brass Band.

The company's regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays. For more details visit hopcat.com/detroit.

Here is the full list of Short's brews that will be on tap:

Lagers

• Beard of Zeus- India Pale Lager/ 4.5% ABV

• Black Diamond- American Black Lager/ 5.1% ABV

• Bourbon Sustenance- Bourbon Barrel Aged Schwarz bier/ 6.5% ABV

• Cerveza de Julie- Mexican-Style Lager/ 5% ABV

• Crunchy Grooves- Bohemian-Style Pilsner/ 5.2% ABV

• Der Norden- German-Style Pilsner/ 5% ABV

• Devil's Lettuce- Wet-Hopped India Pale Lager/ 5.7% ABV

• Electric Mullet- Imperial Cream Ale/ 6.7% ABV

• Kolsch 45- Kolsch/ 4.8% ABV

• Lectronic Lager- Bohemian-Style Pilsner/ 5% ABV

• Lil Wheezy- India Amber Lager/ 7% ABV

• Local's Light- American Light Lager/ 4% ABV

• Nectar De La Vida- Mexican-Style Lager w/ Lime & Blue Agave Nectar/ 6.2% ABV

• Night Wheeler- American Black Lager/ 4% ABV

• Pontius Road Pilsner- American Pilsner/ 5.2% ABV

• Spruce Pilsner- Imperial Pilsner w/ Spruce Tips/ 7% ABV

• The Curl- Imperial Pilsner/ 7% ABV

• The Empire Hops Back- India Pale Lager/ 5.2% ABV

• Twist of Cain- American Dark Lager/ 7.5% ABV

• Village Reserve- California Common/ 4.5% ABV

Pales & IPAs

• '05 Anniversary Ale- American Imperial IPA/ 10% ABV

• ‘06 PART 1 Anniversary Ale- Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple IPA/ 11.6 % ABV

• ‘06 Part Deux Anniversary Ale- Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial IPA / 9.5 % ABV

• '08 Anniversary Ale- American Imperial IPA/ 9% ABV

• Bonafide Legit- American Pale Ale/ 6% ABV

• Bourbon ControversiALE- Bourbon Barrel Aged IPA/ 6.7% ABV

• Bourbon Huma- Bourbon Barrel Aged American IPA/ 8.2% ABV

• ControversiALE- American IPA/ 6.5% ABV

• Declaration Ale- American IPA/ 6% ABV

• Ermagerdness- American Pale Ale/ 5.5% ABV

• Freedom of '78- American IPA/ 6.9% ABV

• Giggle Bush- American Pale Ale/ 5.9% ABV

• Ginger In The Rye- Rye Munich Ale w/ Ginger/ 7% ABV

• Good Feller- Imperial American IPA/ 8.5% ABV

• Hellacious Rock- American Imperial IPA/ 8.2% ABV

• Huma Lupa Licious- American IPA/ 7.7% ABV

• I Got 5 On It- American IPA/ 6.2% ABV

• Kind Ale- Wet-Hopped American IPA/ 5.5% ABV

• Olfactor Spectacular- American Pale Ale/ 5.3% ABV

• Pandemonium Pale- American Pale Ale/ 6.4% ABV

• Pretty Vacant- Extra Pale Ale/ 4.5% ABV

• Prolonged Enjoyment- American Session IPA/ 3.5% ABV

• Quasar Dank- American Rye IPA/ 6.5% ABV

• Space Rock- American Pale Ale/ 5% ABV

• Stache Bender- American Imperial IPA/ 9% ABV

• Stellar Ale- American Pale Ale/ 5.3% ABV

• Stroker Ace- American Session IPA/ 4% ABV

• Tapawera- American IPA/ 6.7% ABV

• Yeager's Puff- American Pale Ale/ 3.8% ABV

Wheats

• Papa Burgundy- Dunkelweiss/ 5.5% ABV

• Snow Wheat- Hefeweizen/ 4.5% ABV

• Thimbleberry Crush- Berliner Weisse/ 2.3% ABV

• Wit Happens- Belgian-Style Spiced Witbier/ 4.9% ABV


Ambers & Browns

• Aorta Ale- Imperial Amber Ale/ 8.5% ABV

• Autumn Ale- Extra Special Bitter/ 6.5% ABV

• Bellaire Brown- American Brown Ale/ 7% ABV

• Good Humans- India Brown Ale/ 8% ABV

• Happy Jack- Scottish Ale/ 5.5% ABV

• Magician- English-Style Red Ale/ 5.3% ABV

• Noble Chaos- Marzen/ 5.3% ABV

• Queen Bee- Imperial Amber Ale w/ Honey/ 8% ABV

• Woodmaster- Imperial Brown Ale w/ Maple Syrup & Pecans/ 9% ABV

Porters, Stouts, & Black Ales

• Big Style- American Stout w/ Brown Sugar & Molasses/ 6.9% ABV

• Bim Bam Boom- American Stout w/ Cocoa, Cayenne, & Orange/ 7.4% ABV

• Black Cherry Porter- American Porter w/ Black Cherries/ 7% ABV

• Bludgeon Yer Eye- American Black IPA/ 6.2% ABV

• Bourbon Ben's Asthma- Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout/ 11.5% ABV

• Carob Stout- Imperial Stout w/ Carob/ 6.4% ABV

• Chocolate Giddyup- American Stout w/ Coffee & Cocoa/ 6.6% ABV

• Chocolate Pretzel Stout- American Stout w/ Chocolate & Pretzels/ 6.8% ABV

• Cup A Joe- American Milk Stout w/ Coffee/ 7% ABV

• Dark Daze- American Porter/ 6% ABV

• Goodnight Bodacious- Imperial Black IPA/ 9% ABV

• Imperial Black Cherry Porter- Imperial Porter w/ Black Cherries/ 8.7% ABV

• Mystery Stout- Imperial Oatmeal Stout W/ Cocoa & Molasses/ 8.4% ABV

• Publican Porter- American Imperial Porter/ 9% ABV

• Slow Jam Stout- Sweet Stout w/ Strawberries & Chocolate/ 6.5% ABV

• Smugglin Plums Stout- American Stout w/ Plums/ 5.8% ABV

• Swirl Stout- American Milk Stout/ 6.4% ABV

Strong Ales

• Abnormal Genius- English-Style Golden Ale/ 8.3% ABV

• Bourbon Aphasia- Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Ale/ 8% ABV

• Bourbon Hammer Jack- Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale/ 8.8% ABV

• Double Barrel Bourbon Wizard- Bourbon Barrel Aged American Barleywine w/ Raisins/ 11.8% ABV

Belgians

• Celestial Critter- Belgian-Style Blond Ale/ 6.4% ABV

• Deacon Blues- Belgian-Style Pale Ale/ 4.4% ABV

• Dubbel Down- Belgian-Style Dubbel/ 7.4 % ABV

• Ectoplasmo- Belgian-Style Stout w/ Raspberries/ 6.9% ABV

• Evil Urges- Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale/ 8.4% ABV

• Love Knife- Belgian-Style Amber Ale/ 6.7% ABV

• Oblivion- Belgian-Style Quad/ 12% ABV

• Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster- Belgian-Style Imperial IPA/ 8.4% ABV

• Pig Pen- Bourbon Barrel Aged Wild IPA/ 7.7% ABV

• Richard in the Dirt- Belgian-Style Tripel/ 9% ABV

• Steely Danzig- Belgian-Style Brown Cream Ale/ 5.5% ABV

• Van Dammage- Belgian-Style IPA/ 6.5% ABV

Fruit/Spiced

• Agave Peach Wheat- American Pale Wheat w/ Peaches & Agave Nectar/ 5% ABV

• Black Chai- Spiced American Black Ale/ 5% ABV

• Black Licorice- Black Lager w/ Vanilla, Anise, & Mint/ 7% ABV

• Bloody Beer- Spiced Vegetable Beer/ 7% ABV

• Bourbon Carrot Cake- Bourbon Barrel Aged Spiced Vegetable Ale/ 7.5% ABV

• Brew Ninja- Experimental Ale w/ Rice, Yuzu, & Sake Yeast/ 4.5% ABV

• Gitchy Gitchy Ooh La La- Kolsch w/ Cucumber, Lemon, & Lilac/ 5.5% ABV

• Gone Commando- Vienna-Style Lager w/ Red Currants/ 4.5% ABV

• Imperial Soft Parade- Imperial Fruit Rye Ale/ 8.3% ABV

• In the Wheat of Passion- American Wheat Ale w/ Passion fruit/ 5% ABV

• It's About Thyme- American IPA w/ Orange Blossom Honey & Thyme/ 7.5% ABV

• Jitterbug Perfume- Belgian-Style Golden Ale w/ Beets, Lemon, & Jasmine Tea/ 6.4% ABV

• Key Lime Pie- Fruit Ale w/ Marshmallow, Lime, Lactose, and Graham Crackers/ 5.5% ABV

• London Fog- English-Style Brown Ale w/ Earl Grey Tea/ 5.3% ABV

• Loyalty Ale- American Pale Ale w/ Blood Orange & Guava/ 6% ABV

• OMGWTFBBQ- Smoked Fruit/Spice Ale/ 6.7% ABV

• Peaches N Cream- Imperial Cream Ale w/ Peaches/ 8.3% ABV

• Schnozzleberry Griffin- American Wheat Ale w/ Blackberries & Tea/ 5% ABV

• Shadow Assassin- Rauchbier/ 5.3% ABV

• Soft Parade- Fruit Rye Ale/ 7.5% ABV

• The Gambler- Bourbon Barrel Aged Smoked IPA/ 6% ABV

• Whiskey Sour- Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian-Style Ale w/ Limes/ 6.7% ABV

• Wowee Zowee- American Golden Ale w/ Mint & Mango/ 6% ABV

• Nicie Spicie- American Spiced Wheat Ale/ 5% ABV

For more details visit our sister site, Curbed Detroit.

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4265 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 769-8828 Visit Website

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