The HopCat family celebrates 11 years with fry eating contest benefitting the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City on Jan. 19

Anniversary celebration also includes killer lineup of beers & free fries from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 4, 2019) – HopCat in Westport is celebrating the 11th anniversary of its first location on Sat, Jan. 19. Celebrations include a fry eating contest, free fries from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and a selection of highly sought-after beers on tap.

The fry eating contest begins at 3 p.m. A $5 donation for each contestant will be collected before the competition. HopCat will match the donations and give the full amount to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. The first-place winner receives a HopCat prize package valued at $500 and the chance to compete for the grand prize – $2,000 and eternal glory at the Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Saturday, July 27. The second-place winner gets a HopCat prize package valued at $100, and the third-place winner receives a HopCat prize package valued at $25.

Participants can sign up by emailing HopCat’s general manager, Tyler Goebel, at Contestants must be 21 or older to win the contest.

Featured beers:

·        Founders Brewing Co. – KBS – Bourbon BA Imperial Stout – 11.8%

·        New Holland Brewing Co. – Dragon’s Milk: Banana Coconut – Bourbon BA Imperial Stout with Banana and Coconut – 11%

·        COOP Ale Works – DNR Cask-It: Tequila Barrel – Tequila BA Belgian Strong Ale – 12.1%

·        Dogfish Head – 120 Minute – American Triple IPA – 18%

·        Cascade Brewing – Rose City Sour – American Sour Ale with Rose Hips, Rose Pedals and Hibiscus Tea – 7%


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About HopCat

HopCat opened in Kansas City's historic Westport neighborhood in 2017 featuring 100 craft beers on tap, cocktails and unique takes on classic comfort food, including its famous fries. Since opening HopCat has received accolades for having one of the best tap lists and one of the best rooftop decks in town. HopCat in Westport is also home to TikiCat, a "hidden" cocktail oasis, named Best Tiki Bar in the World in 2017, and one of KC's best new bars. HopCat and TikiCat are located at 401 Westport Road, Kansas City. Visit and for more information.