Went to Plainwell last weekend to pick up my Mustang body shell. Was planning on stopping into Founders for a sandwich and a beer, but there was this huge Founders Fest party where they blocked off a whole street and had bands and all that, which would have been nice if we had planned on it, but at $15 just to get in, I was not having it.
So, we walked a few blocks to Hopcat and had a look. Nice place! HUGE selection of Michigan, US, and even some World beers. They now brew their own.
I tried the Kolsch, which was not great. Some kind of funny off-flavor. Then I ordered the Killer Mac 'N Cheese with Chorizo and Herbed Tomatoes. Then a glass of DIPA from some brewery I did not know (or remember).
The waiter got a manager to let us check out the brewery, which is extremely tiny. I think it is about the same size as my office at work! I told him I had the Kolsch, and he said it didn't turn out right. He was not the brewer, so I couldn't ask too technical of questions, but I imagine they are still working out the equipment and techniques.
The food was very good and the atmosphere was pretty standard pub/bar. I liked the huge selection of beer, even beer from breweries in the same town.