The Livery Tap Feature
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:30am
HopCat GR25 Ionia Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI, USA 49503
On Friday, February 21, the night before the Michigan Brewers’ Guild Winter Beer Festival, HopCat GR will feature eight taps and a firkin from The Livery out of Benton Harbor, MI. On draft will be:
McGilligan’s IPA – American IPA – 6.0%
Brewed with North American malts and dry hopped with loads of Cascade hops, giving this well-balanced IPA a crisp bitterness.
Steep Canyon – Bohemian Pilsner – 6.5%
A refreshing pilsner with bitter, grassy hops, backed by a light, slightly sweet malt body.
5th Dimension – Belgian-Style IPA – 9.0%
A unique IPA made with Belgian malt and a blend of Czech, English, German, and American hops, giving it a fruity bouquet of hops with a subtle hop bite in the finish.
Barrel Aged 5th Dimension – Barrel Aged IPA – 9.0%
Aging for months in oak barrels gives this ale a sour quality that blends amazingly with the fruity hop notes.
Lost Jacket – Lactose Imperial IPA – 10.0%
Funny story behind this beer… We haven’t heard it, but it has something to do with a jacket. Cool story, right?
Liverator – Doppelbock – 9.2%
Surprisingly light bodied for the amount of flavor packed into this beer. Not too sweet, but dangerously smooth and loaded with flavor.
2013 Funkalicious – Barrel Aged Wild Fruit Ale – 9.5%
It’s a Belgian style, but aged in oak with raspberries added, it just seems to have that Michigan feel to it. Oh, and it’s delightfully sour too.
5th Anniversary – Imperial Brown Ale – 10.5%
Made back in 2009 by The Livery’s former brewer, Steve Berthel, this beer has had plenty of time to mellow out. But how mellow is any five-year-old you’ve come in contact with? Let alone one with this much alcohol in it.
Firkin: Dixie O’Flynn – Irish Dry Stout with Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips – 6.0%
Incredibly smooth and tasty with bitter dark chocolate with burnt, roasted coffee flavors, complimented by warm notes of vanilla and oak.
All of the drafts are on when we open; the Dixie O’Flynn cask will be tapped at 5pm. Don’t miss out!Cost: http://hopcatgr.com