Friday, January 20, 2017

Eat All of the Crack Fries this Weekend at HopCat's Birthday Party!

This weekend HopCat will be celebrating their 9th Birthday! It has only been a couple of years since the popular bar opened its location in Detroit, but the company actually got its start in Grand Rapids back in 2008. So, to celebrate their birthday, they are throwing big parties at all of their locations, including Detroit!

This Saturday, January 21st HopCat will celebrate their 9th birthday with free crack fries, special beers, and a crack fry eating contest. Crack fries and great beers are definitely what this bar is known for, so we can't think of a better way to celebrate! Free fries will be available to the public from the time the doors open at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Some of the special beers that will be available include Lagunitas High Westified Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout, Griffin Claw Brewing Co. Flying Buffalo Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Griffin Claw Brewing Co. - Flying Buffalo Imperial Stout with Hazelnut & Coffee, Oskar Blues Brewery - 2014 Ten FIDY Russian Imperial Stout, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - 2015 Narwhal Imperial Stout, Dogfish Head - World Wide Imperial Stout, Almanac Beer Co - Farmer’s Reserve: Wine Barrel Aged Blueberry Golden Ale and Bell’s Brewery - Hopslam Imperial IPA. Although free fries and amazing beers are pretty awesome, the part that we're most excited about is the fry eating contest!

Beginning at 3 p.m. contestants will lineup to see who can eat the biggest pile of those oh so tasty crack fries. There is a $5 entrance fee if you would like to participate in the contest, but that money will go to a great cause, Cass Community Social Services. This organization, "is dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of the diverse populations it serves by providing for basic needs,including affordable housing, promoting self-reliance and encouraging community involvement." They provide shelter for over 300 homeless people nightly. They also help those with mental and physical illness or disabilities. They are doing a lot of good for the people that need it the most right here in our community. So $5 will not only get you a belly full of fries, but it will help this great group help so many people. 

For contestants, not only will you get a ton of fries and good karma, but you also have a chance to win some great prizes! Here's the catch though, you only have 6 minutes to eat as many fries as you can! If you win, you will walk away with a $500 HopCat gift card and the chance to compete for the grand prize - $2,000 and a chance to compete against the other HopCat locations' winners in the World Championship Crack Fries Eating Contest at the 2017 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti. The runner up will receive a  $100 HopCat gift card and 3rd place wins a $25 HopCat gift card.

If you think you've got what it takes to eat all of the crack fries or you just want to join in on the party, make your way to HopCat this Saturday, January 21st! The Detroit location is located at 4265 Woodward in Midtown. For more info on the party and this bar, click here

Happy Birthday, HopCat! 


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