Friday, August 16, 2013

HopCat – East Lansing and Short's Brewing Company Release Complete list of Beers to be Featured at Grand Opening Record-Breaking Tap Takeover

Written by  Paul Starr
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 HopCat - East Lansing

Mr. Biscuits, Lil Wheezy, Stray Cat Street Fighting, Yer My Boy Blue and MMMKAY will be among Short’s Brewing Co.’s colorful cast of limited-edition and experimental beers on tap during the world record-breaking tap takeover at  HopCat – East Lansing’s grand opening  Thursday, Aug. 22.
HopCat – East Lansing today released the full list of 100 different Short’s beers which will be on tap when the doors to the restaurant and bar, 300 Grove St., open at 11 a.m.

“Short’s has put together some fantastic experimental beers that may only be available here in East Lansing for possibly a few hours,” said Mark Seller’s, owner, HopCat – East Lansing and BarFly Ventures. “We wanted to give all of those who plan to join us a chance to do a little advance research so they can plan which beers they’d like try once the doors open.”

Once some of the very limited-run Short’s brews run out, the tap line will be kept open for the remainder of the day. By closing time at 2 a.m., itis possible there won’t be any beer left on tap. However, Short’s may have a few surprise additions to tap.

All HopCat customers on opening day will enjoy a free order of HopCat’s famous Crack Fries with the first 200 guests receiving a free order of crack fries every week for a year.

See the full list of 100 Short’s beers below.

About BarFly Ventures:

BarFly Ventures was founded by Grand Rapids native Mark Sellers as a holding company for his pubs. BarFly’s flagship establishment, HopCat, opened in 2008 and has been named among the country’s best beer bars by Beer Advocate magazine, RateBeer.com and CraftBeer.com. In 2012 GQ magazine declared the burger at BarFly’s Stella's Lounge as the “Best Burger in America.” In December 2012, BarFly opened the state’s first all-organic brewery, Grand Rapids Brewing Co., in downtown Grand Rapids. In August 2013, Barfly will open HopCat – East Lansing.

About Short’s Brewing Co.:

In April of 2004, Short’s Brewing Company opened its doors in the quaint village of Bellaire, MI. Beer was the mission, liberation was the movement. The philosophy was (and continues to be) to bring an appreciation of craft beer to Michigan with product education and creativity. Nine years later, Short's is the fourth largest craft beer producer in the state of Michigan with bottle and keg distribution throughout the Great Lakes State. Believing in the power of the smallness, Short's plans to continue focusing its energies close to home and supporting what it calls the "SBC Michigan Stimulus Package". www.shortsbrewing.com

 

Abnormal Genius

8.30%

Imperial English Golden Ale w/ honey and sunflower seeds

Ale la Reverend

4.00%

American IPA/Session IPA

Alien Einstein

5.50%

Low gluten India Pale Lager

Alter Spalter

5.20%

Altbier

Anniversary Ale

9.30%

Wheat Wine w/ blood oranges and green peppercorns

Aorta Ale

8.30%

Double Red Ale

Autumn Ale

6.00%

Extra Special Bitter

Aww Jeah

9.00%

Double IPA

Beach Wheat

4.50%

Hefeweizen

Beard of Zeus

4.50%

India Pale Lager w/ Zeus hops bitter orange peel

Bellaire Brown

7.00%

American Brown

Ben's Asthma

11.00%

Imperial Oatwine

Black Cherry Porter

7.00%

Robust Porter w/ black cherries

Bloody Beer

7.00%

Herb/Spiced Beer

Bludgeon Yer Eye

6.20%

Black IPA

Bludgeon Yer Spruce

6.40%

Experimental Cream Ale brewed w/ blue spruce tips

Bonafide Legit

6.00%

American IPA w/ 100% Summit hops from Michigan

Bourbon Aphasia

8.00%

Old Ale aged in bourbon barrels

Bourbon Evil Urges

 

Belgian Dark Strong Ale aged in bourbon barrels w/ vanilla

Bourbon Huma

7.30%

American IPA aged in bourbon barrels

Bourbon Sustenance

6.50%

Schwarzbier aged in bourbon barrels

Bourbon Wizard

11.80%

American Barleywine aged in bourbon barrels

Captain Fantasy

6.70%

Pear Saison

Carob Stout

6.40%

Imperial Stout w/ carob

Cerveza De Julie

5.00%

Mexican Lager w/ key limes

Chocolate Wheat

6.10%

American Porter

Cinnabilly

7.00%

Cinnamon Dopplebock

Controversius Maximus

8.50%

Double IPA

Crunchy Grooves

5.25%

Bohemiam Pilsner

Cup A Joe Coffee Crème Stout

7.00%

American Stout w/ Higher Grounds espresso beans and milk sugar

Dan’s Pink Skirt

6.40%

American IPA

Dirty Sturks

8.20%

Imperial Chocolate Stout

Dolly Dagger

7.40%

Imperial Belgian Hoppy Red Ale

Dr. Zeus

4.50%

Low Gluten IPA

Dubbel Down

7.40%

Belgium Dubbel

Earl of Brixom

3.90%

English Mild Ale

Empress Catherine

8.00%

Russian Imperial Stout

Evil Urges

8.50%

Beligan Dark Strong Ale

Freedom of ‘78

6.90%

Fruit Beer/American IPA

Ginger in the Rye

7.00%

Rye Munich Ale w/ real ginger

Gingersnap

7.80%

English Dark Brown Ale with cinnamon, molasses and ginger

Gone Commando

 

Vienna Lager w/ currants

Good Feller

8.50%

Imperial American IPA

Goodnight Bodacious

9.00%

Imperial Black IPA

Goodnight Jr

7.50%

India Brown Ale

Hale Mary

4.50%

Belgian Pale Ale

Honey Badger

8.60%

India Black Ale w/ orange blossom honey

Hopstache

5.70%

American IPA

Howlin' Chinaski

6.50%

Dortmunder Lager

Huma Lupa Licious

7.70%

American IPA

In the Wheat of Passion

5.00%

American Wheat Ale w/ passion fruit

Irish Red

4.50%

Classic Irish-Style Red Ale

Juicy Tree

7.50%

An experimental India Pale Ale w/ blue spruce tips, juniper berries, and cranberries

Key Lime Pie

5.50%

Experimental dessert beer with fresh limes, milk sugar, graham cracker, and marshmallow fluff

Kick Back

4.50%

India Pale Lager

Kind Ale

5.50%

Harvest Ale w/ 100% Michigan hops

Kiwi Destroy Mission

6.80%

An experimental kiwi Saison

Kölsch 45

4.80%

Kölsch

Lession Siberator

3.70%

Session IPA

Liberator

7.50%

Double IPA w/ lemon and orange zest

Lil Wheezy

7.00%

Heavily hopped Amber Lager

Local's Light Beer

4.00%

American Light Lager

Love Knife

6.70%

Belgian Ale

MMMKAY

5.00%

India Pale Lager

Mr. Biscuits

7.10%

Experimental American Ale

Night Wheeler

4.00%

Session Black Lager

Noble Chaos

5.75%

Marzen

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

8.40%

Imperial Belgian IPA

Pandemonium Pale Ale

6.40%

American Pale Ale

Peaches & Creme Ale

8.30%

Golden Ale w/ lactose and fresh peaches

Pontius Road Pilsner

5.20%

American Pilsner

Prolonged Enjoyment

3.50%

Session IPA

Publican Porter

9.00%

Imperial Porter

Rhu Caliente

4.50%

Belgian India White Ale

Richard In The Dirt

9.00%

Belgian Trippel

Rye Not?

6.50%

American Rye IPA

S'more Stout

6.50%

Robust Stout w/ milk chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker

Saison du Short's

6.00%

Saison

Second Wind Rudi

4.20%

Light hoppy lager w/ Dr. Rudi hops

Soft Parade

7.50%

Fruit Infused Rye Ale

Son of Samurai

5.57%

Red Saison

Spruce Pilsner

7.00%

Double Pilsner w/ Northern Michigan blue spruce

Stray Cat Street Fighting For The Devil

8.00%

Old Ale/Fruit Beer

Stroker Ace

4.00%

Session IPA

Superfluid

7.00%

Imperial IPA

Sustenance

6.00%

Schwarzbier

Sweet Taters

8.40%

Brown Ale w/ sweet potatoes, molasses, and brown sugar

The Curl (2006)

7.00%

Imperial Pilsner

The Gambler

6.00%

Tobacco themed IPA aged in bourbon barrels w/ lapsong souchong and rubious tea leaves

The Magician

5.30%

Dark Red London Ale

Thirst Mutilator

6.00%

Munich Helles

Uncle Steve’s Irish Stout (Nitro)

4.50%

Dry Irish Stout

Van Dammage

6.55%

Belgian IPA

Vanilla Porter

5.50%

American Porter w/ Tahitian vanilla beans

Village Reserve

4.50%

California Common Ale

White Falcon

5.50%

Belgian White Ale

Wit Happens

4.90%

Witbier

Woodmaster

9.00%

Double Brown Ale w/ toasted pecans and Michigan maple syrup

Wowee Zowee

6.00%

Golden Ale w/ fresh mint and mango

Yer My Boy Blue

7.50%

Blueberry Milk Stout

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.