Michael Roper Serves Up 25 Years of Beer, Mussels and Camaraderie at Chicago's Hopleaf

Chandra Ram

Beer lovers all over the world make pilgrimages to Chicago’s Hopleaf, where Michael Roper’s 68 highly prized draft lines and 300-strong bottle list is a carefully curated selection of the finest craft beers in the world. On the heels of his 25th anniversary, Roper talked with Plate about how much the beer and food world has changed since he and his wife, Louise, opened their iconic pub.

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