Give the Gift of HopCat, Election Night Watch Party, Veterans Day, FOBAB Hangover with Founders, Vegetarian Beer Dinner and Tap Feature with Revolution, Water: Beer is Basically Gatorade with Kate and Recycling with Autumn.
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Give a Little, Get a Little by Giving the Gift of HopCat

When you purchase $100 worth of HopCat giftcards, you'll receive this limited-edition, numbered HopCat Holiday Stein (while supplies last) or, choose a $20 bonus coupon for use after the holidays. Buy $50 worth of giftcards and get a $10 bonus coupon for use after the holidays. If you're not in the market for giftcards but you have to get your hands on a stein, they can be
purchased on their own for $25 each.
(Stein/Bonus Card offers valid only with giftcard purchases made inside any HopCat, not valid for online card purchases or cards sold by retailers other than HopCat.)

Election Night Watch Party
Tuesday, November 8th 7pm-midnight

From 7pm to close on election night (that's Tuesday, Nov. 8th) join us for our Election Night Watch Party to celebrate or commiserate. Either way, you're gonna want to drink. We're extending our happy hour until close and prescribing the following for election fever:

1/2 Off Wings
1/2 Off Pizza
$3.50 Local 30 Drafts
$3.50 Wells
$3.50 Wine

We’ll have our TVs tuned to the election coverage in order to provide you with real-time results. So, grab a beer and a snack, and settle in for a night that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Veteran's Day at HopCat
Friday, November 11th
We want to show our appreciation to all our Veterans. On November 11, come to HopCat and receive a meal + a soft drink on us. We'll also have a visitor from the
IL Veterans Agency on-hand. They will be available to talk to about employment opportunities for Veterans.
(dine-in only. must present military ID
or proof of service)
FOBAB Weekend with Founders
Sunday, November 13, All Day

Hangover from FOBAB (Festival Of Barrel Aged Beer)? Join us and Founders Brewing for a little hair of the dog. On Sunday, November 13th we'll have a bunch of their drafts featured with a few special timed releases.
CBS at open
Blushing Monk at 11:30am
KBS at 1pm
Big Luscious
’16 Backwoods Bastard
’15 Backwoods Bastard
Imperial Stout
Breakfast Stout
Nitro Pale Ale
Nitro Oatmeal Stout
Nitro Rubaeus
PC Pils
Red’s Rye
Dirty Bastard
Centennial IPA
All Day IPA
Vegetarian Beer Dinner with Revolution Brewing
Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm

Join us for our first VEGETARIAN Beer Dinner! We teamed up with Revolution Brewing to create an off-menu, vegetarian dining experience. 

Welcome Beer: Rev Pils
First Course: Roasted vegetable salad served over mixed greens with a lime avocado dressing - paired with Cross of Gold
Second Course: Cream of asparagus soup - paired with Bottom Up Wit
Third Course: Grilled cauliflower steaks over a mushroom risotto and drizzled with a broccoli basil pesto - paired with Jukebox Hero
Fourth Course: Orange pumpkin tarts - paired with Fistmas

Get your tickets HERE.

Revolution Brewing Tap Feature

We'll be featuring beers from Revolution on Wednesday, November 30th. At 6pm we'll tap:

Anti-Hero, Eugene, Cross of Gold, Rev Pils, Botton Up Wit, Jukebox Hero, Fistmas and more!

Roasted red pepper hummus topped with herb-marinated tomatoes, feta cheese & scallions. Served with our house pita chips, carrots & celery sticks.
{Add chorizo for $2}

 House-made frozen spiced-pumpkin pie topped with stout-glazed pecans and whipped cream.

Water: Beer is Basically Gatorade 
By Kate Van Doren

Water is more important to beer than we often give it credit for; we are more focused on hops, malt, yeast, and all the other goodies that make our favorite beer taste the way it does. Brewers refer to water as “hot liquor” or “brewing liquor” and use water throughout the brewing process for things like cooling wort and cleaning equipment. When it comes beer itself, different types minerals present in the water provide various characteristics: sodium can add fullness and a subtle sweetness, sulfate gives beer dryness, iron can provide an off-putting metallic flavor, and chloride also increases a beer’s fullness. Today, brewers can alter water to have the mineral content to create the perfect brewing liquor, but in the past breweries would build their breweries next to fresh sources of water that best suited the style they wished to brew. Burton-upon-Trent, in the English Midlands, is situated on a large limestone deposit, giving the water of this region a sulfuric whiff—which is fantastic for brewing English style IPAs. Plzn, in the Czech Republic, is home to Pilsner Urquell—a brewery renowned for its upstanding pilsner, thanks in part to the fresh water spring near by. It’s also important to note that beer is 85-95% water, so, basically you’re just hydrating, right? Exactly. Drink up!

Recycle. It’s What We Do.
By Sustainability Manager, Autumn Sands
Did you know that we recycle an average of 60-65% of our total waste stream? Each of our locations partner with a local hauler and facility to recycle all of our cardboard, paper, plastic, metal, and glass. Recycling helps to divert materials from the landfills and gives old waste a chance at a new life. Recycling cardboard and paper helps to save more trees and forests from being cut down; recycling plastic decreases the amount of oil that must be extracted; recycling metal decreases the amount that must be mined; and recycling as a whole helps conserve water, energy, and other precious resources. Furthermore, recycling lowers unemployment by creating jobs within local communities, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and helps to sustain the environment for future generations.
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