HopCat Detroit opens with record-breaking 120 Short’s taps

DETROIT – Craft beer officially arrived in Detroit this weekend with the grand opening of HopCat in Midtown. The bar’s delayed, but carefully crafted opening time of 11 a.m. on 12/13/14 went off without a hitch Saturday. Patrons lined the building several hours before the doors opened. “This was the result of more than a […]

HopCat Detroit opens with record-breaking 120 Short's taps

DETROIT – Craft beer officially arrived in Detroit this weekend with the grand opening of HopCat in Midtown. The bar’s delayed, but carefully crafted opening time of 11 a.m. on 12/13/14 went off without a hitch Saturday. Patrons lined the building several hours before the doors opened. “This was the result of more than a […]

GRBC celebrates second anniversary with bottle releases

On Saturday,  crisp, chilly weather didn’t keep fans away from Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s 2nd Anniversary Party. The line of people stretched down Ionia Avenue nearing HopCat before the 11 a.m. opening, with many rushing toward the back bar to buy the limited run of bottling for the brewery’s Polish Eagle and the Philanthropist. The bourbon […]

HopCat celebrates sixth anniversary, looks to the future

GRAND RAPIDS — A line was forming outside on the morning of HopCat’s sixth anniversary, but owner Mark Sellers was concerned first of all with the crowd inside. “When we opened,” he told the congregation of about 25 employees, “I didn’t even know if we’d make it to one year. Now we’ve made it six […]