Bar Hoping To Break World Record Thursday

By: News 10
By: News 10

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.

The HopCat of East Lansing opens for business Thursday, hoping to break a Guinness record by putting 100 beers on tap.

The bar will put 100 different beers from Short's Brewing Company when it opens at 11am, including Mr. Biscuits, Lil Wheezy, Stray Cat Street Fighting, Yer My Boy Blue and MMMKAY.

"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., it is 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.

HopCat is located at 300 Grove Street in downtown East Lansing.
The previous record for the number of beers on tap is 71, set by Sierra Nevada at a California brewery last year.

Here's the ENTIRE list of the 100 Short's beers that will be on tap:

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


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