• Hopleaf Bar

    Promoting Better Beers, Wines & Spirits in Chicago since 1992.
    Belgian-inspired Kitchen featuring our famous Mussels & Frites.

  • Cruz Blanca Pop-Up Night

    Thurs. March 12, 2020

    One Night Only! We will be featuring chicken or mushroom taco platters from Cruz Blanca Brewery and Taquéria and a selection of their beers. Brewer Jacob Sembrano will be in the house, doing an informal tasting session upstairs around 7:30.

    On tap we’ll have Mexico Calling, Palm Shade, Lozano, and Paw Paw.

    And we’ll have raffles!—Anyone who buys a Cruz Blanca beer gets a ticket and at 9 PM, we’ll draw for some Cruz Blanca beer give-aways. You need need not be present when we draw. We’ll text you.

    • Prize 1: 6-pack of Mexico Calling, 6-pack of Palm Shade, Bottle of Lozano, Growler of Paw Paw
    • Prize 2: Bottle of 2019 Tarzan Boy from our Luchador series. Imperial stout aged in Barbados rum barrels with banana, coffee, and vanilla.
    • Prize 3 : Bottle of 2019 Señor Incognito from our Luchador series. Imperial stout aged in rye whiskey barrels with toasted coconut, pecans and cinnamon.

    Cruz Blanca is a small-batch Chicago brewery passionately focused on ModMex lagers, sunny IPAs and tropical wild-fermented sours. Inspired by the original Cruz Blanca Brewery that opened in Mexico City in the 1860’s, Cruz Blanca makes beers that open people up to new flavors, new ideas, and new experiences. From endlessly refreshing Mexican lagers and sunny IPAs that transport us to warmer places, to the less-travelled roads of barrel-aged and wild fermentation ales, there’s always a journey in the beer that keeps us curious about what’s next.

    Their Randolph St. brewpub is a Rick Bayless venture, right next door to his fabulous Leña Brava restaurant, with some shared kitchen space.  The taquéria features tacos made with Masienda heirloom bolita corn tortillas from Michoacán and Oaxaca, and chicken from Gunthorp Farms (Indiana) that they and we will be bringing to Andersonville this one night only.