Chimay in May
Hacienda Beer Co.’s Chicago Debut
Down from Door County comes Hacienda Brewing to make its Chicago debut at Hopleaf! We’ll have 5 of their beers and from 6pm on we’ll have brewers and owners in house pouring samples and talking with patrons.
The 4 on draft:
• “It Just Does Weird Things”—a Juicy IPA brewed with Mosaic, El Dorado, and Citra hops.
• “Everything Eventually”—a Juicy Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Strata hops.
• “L’Hiver”-a Dry Saison
• “Am I Coming in Clear”—a Saison dry-hopped with Motueka hops and naturally conditioned with a blend of Brettanomyces.
PLUS a limited supply of 500ML bottles of:
• “Strange Waves”—Mixed fermentation saison aged in white wine barrels and dry hopped in the barrel with Azacca hops.
The Return of Pinky!
Pinky returns to our backyard patio Sunday May 5. Come drink a DT or two and pose for fab photo ops with Delirium Tremens’ pink elephant mascot! All day and night.
Unibroue’s Keep the Chalice Night
Next Belgian Fried Chicken—June 3!
Taking May off for technical reasons. Sorry for any disappointment.
Overgrown Orchard Hopleaf Debut
6-8pm The owners of Chicago’s newest cidery join us to pour samples of their barrel-aged flagship cider Monument, which will be on tap!
Design Your Own Dragon’s Milk
Starting at 8pm. Meet New Holland’s brewers, who can help you design your own Dragon’s Milk variant. Rare barrels on tap. Swag. Fun.
Peirce Day at Hopleaf !
Sunday April 28 is Peirce Day at Hopleaf. We’ll again be donating 100% of the day’s receipts after taxes to Helen C. Peirce School for International Studies, a great public elementary school in Edgewater, with which we have a long relationship. Peirce is located at 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave.
Over the years we’ve funded many art partnerships, assemblies and technology needs that improve the educational experience for each Peirce student. Come support Peirce by dining and drinking all day with us!
Peirce Day is the latest incarnation of our Kegs for Kids charitable program which began in 2010 with a beer fest at the Metropolis Coffee Roasting facility on North Clark St. In 2008 and 2009 we hosted brunch at Hopleaf to benefit Peirce School.
Pints for the Planet
Good beer and healthful lives require clean water. On Earth Day Weekend— April 19-22—100% of the sales of Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing—will go to the Environmental Law & Policy Center to help protect our beloved Midwest lakes and waterways.
Sierra Nevada brewing has long demonstrated their committment to environmental sustainability. More than 10,000 solar panels above the brewery and parking areas at the Chico brewery alone, generating roughly 90% of electricity used onsite. Sierra Nevada has craft brewing’s largest solar array with 2.5MW between their two breweries!
ZERO WASTE—Diverting 99.8% of total solid waste from landfill. ~~Anaerobic digesters treat brewing wastewater and generate biogas for boilers or microturbines. ~~ Mills River has 500,000+ gal cistern capacity to capture rainwater and use it for toilet flushing and irrigation. ~~ CO2 from fermentation is captured and recycled back into the breweries. Food waste and other organics are composted – in Chico, onsite in the only HotRot composter in the U.S. Finished compost is used in onsite agriculture. ~~Used vegetable oil is converted into biodiesel onsite in Chico and used in delivery trucks and farm equipment.
ESTATE AGRICULTURE—Chico has 10 acres of hops, 100 acres of barley/rotational crops, & a 1.5 acre estate garden for the Taproom – all certified organic. Mills River has 13 acres of barley, 250 oyster and shiitake mushroom logs, and a 4 acre estate garden – all certified organic. Both breweries are Wildlife Cooperative Sanctuaries through the Audubon Society and Bee Friendly certified through the Pollinator Partnership. Chico is Salmon-Safe certified as well. Spent grain is sold locally for cattle and hog feed and the Taprooms purchase beef and pork directly from those farms.
We are proud to serve the superb beers of Sierra Nevada and support and partner with them on important issues!
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