February 1—Super Stout Sunday! Our second year featuring permutations of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout, plus some other guest stouts. Doors open at 12!
February 4—Left Foot Charley Ciders
tasting & meet-n-greet w/owner Bryan Ulbrich. Free samples of their new Michigan Ciders 'Cinnamon Girl'
February 10—St Bernardus tappings and meet-n-greet with the brewery's Marco Passarella. Full spectrum of St.B beers will be on tap, we'll have some charcuterie to go with, you can eneter to win a Double Magnum (3 Liter) bottle of St Bernardus. And you can even keep your chalice! Free entry.
February 16—Half Acre Jammy Jam: It's our birthdays! Multi-tap Takeover, Hopleaf's 23rd Anniversary!
February 25—Michael teaches a Beer Class at the Chopping Block
February 26—LaTrappe "Pour It Forward" Event
$20/ticket, proceeds to our local Helen C Peirce Elementary School. Tapping barrel-aged LaTrappe and auctioning or raffling off a painting by Brother Wolfgang, proceeds of which will go to two trappist-run schools in Uganda. Tickets available at pouritforward.bpt.me and at the door. See larger description above, higher up in the scroll.
March 8—Tappings & meet-n-greet w/Jerome Rebtez from BFM (Brewery Franches-Montagnes, Switzerland)
April 13—Cider Rosé! On tap today and tonight the new and very limited rosé cider From Uncle John's Fruit House Winery (St.Johns, Mich.) It's the only American cider to feature the grandaddy Niedzwetzkyana apple. This strawberry-red cider is produced entirely from red-fleshed apples, including the Niedz., Geneva (a Quebec native cultivated in New York State), Redfield (another New York cross-breed derived from Niedzwetzkyana), and Watermelon. Clean tartness, an earthy flavor, and lingering tannins are the results of the blend. Cider Rosé is a benchmark example of rosé ciders in America and proof that complex, structured ciders can be produced without traditional English or French cider apples. This one should be on every cider drinker's bucket list. Quantity is very limited so come quick!
Also April 13 A Monday special! Braised pork shoulder pierogis with house made kielbasa braised cabbage, green garlic mashed potatoes, Petrus Bruin sauce and spring pickle relish. Paired with Petrus Bruin. Yum. Get 'em while they last.
April 27—Special Petrus Tapping. The favorite blend of the Brewmaster of Brouwerij de Brabandere is on tap today while supply lasts. Petrus 50/50 Blend combines 50% of the “Mother Beer” (the Aged Pale Ale) and 50% Aged Red, which is the Dubbel Bruin w/cherries added to create a balanced sweet-and-sour flavor. The Petrus Aged Pale is also on!
April 28—Tapping of Tart Hopfentea 2015. This is Hopleaf's collaboration beer with Perennial Brewing of St. Louis, Missouri! Started by brewing a traditional German Berlinerweiss (the style Napolean’s men called the Champagne of the North) it was then tweaked with a homemade tea blend to impart a slight apricot hue & botanical aromatics. Super-sessionable at 4.2% ABV. Brewery staffers will be in attendance as well as former Hopleaf employee and beer savant Drew Larson, who worked with Perennial's brewers to create the recipe!