The Brewery at the B.O.B. was contracting its beer from out-of-state when the book went to print. Now, veteran brewer John Svoboda --- who spent many years at nearby Grand Rapids Brewing --- is reviving the operation on the bottom level of an immense restaurant complex.
Hopcat is primarily a fantastic beer bar that opened in the winter of 2008. It has a small experimental brewery on-site where local brewers will be invited to make special batches. The official grand opening will coincide with the 2009 Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Festival. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Sun. noon to 2:00 a.m.