• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Belgian Beer River Cruise

    Friday Sept 20—7:45pm

    The Hopleaf Bar and The Northman Beer & Cider Garden are teaming up to tour Belgium in Chicago on the famous river boat Chicago’s Classic Lady! We love the architectural tour but decided that pouring our favorite Belgian brews (and some cider of course) would be a great change of pace.  Food will also be included, provided by both restaurants, and will feature Belgian fare and an homage to the opening of Oktoberfest.

    The price includes all of the Belgian beer tastings, souvenir tasting glass, the cruise and food.  We’re pouring 50 plus different brews, being served by the industry’s best, plus a couple of kegs available when you just need a full pour.

    Access to the dock is right in front of The Northman Beer and Cider Garden on Chicago’s Riverwalk.

    Boarding begins at 7:45 pm.  Cruising 8:30-10pm  Dockside 10-10:30pm.

    Tickets $69 from https://belgianrivercruise.bpt.me

    Beer List as of Sept 5, 2019:
    Chimay Doree
    Chimay Cinq Cents
    Chimay Premiere
    Chimay Grand Reserve
    Gulden Draak
    Monks Cafe
    Petrus Aged Pale
    Petrus Aged Red
    Boon Schaarbeekse Kriek
    Boon Oude Geueze
    Stupid Silly Sour
    Silly BA Burgundy
    Silly BA Cognac
    Kasteel Barista
    Kasteel Rouge
    Tripel Karmeliet
    St. Feuillien Grand Cru
    St. Feuillien Saison
    Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge
    Ardennes Saison
    Delirium Tremens
    Delirium Red
    Delirium Nocturnum
    St. Bernardus Wit cans
    St. Bernardus Abt 12
    St. Bernardus Triple
    Duchesse Cherry
    Rochefort 10
    Westmalle Tripel
    Lindemans Framboise
    a Dubuisson
    a De Halve Maan
    an Oud Beersel
    and maybe more!