• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Orval Day!

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Orval Day: Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Orval Day celebrates a global flavor touchstone, a beer brewed within the walls of a Belgian monastery with a thousand-year history: Orval Trappist Ale.  After a trout returned a lost golden ring to a princess 1070 AD,
    she gave the “Golden Valley” to the church in gratitude. The current monastery has ancient ruins outside the walls and a brewery within that brews this bold, spicy, deeply appealing ale. The extravagant head, compelling bouquet, rich body, and sharp hint of sourness in the finish of Orval make it a favorite of professional brewers everywhere.

    First imported to the US 35 years ago, Orval is widely available. Merchant du Vin and its partners—the thousands of stores, bars restaurants, and wholesalers that sell Orval—invite you to join them to celebrate this  amazing beverage.

    A purchase of Orval always supports Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery—and delights your taste buds— but for every bottle of Orval sold on  Saturday, March 23, 2019, Merchant du Vin will donate 50 cents to Safe Water Network, a Charity Navigator Four Star non-profit organization providing clean, safe water to people in Ghana and India. Win win!