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May 30 2015

They’ve seen young people drifting away from beers that their fathers and grandfathers drank, that were brewed within walking distance of their homes. The exact opposite trend is happening in America, where its getting harder to sell imports and beers from California or Oregon when there is great beer being brewed in your own neighborhood.

The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper checks in from the Hopleaf. Not the Andersonville Hopleaf, the Reading, England Hopleaf. He talks about the perfect temperature for a “real” ale, the Americanization of Europe’s beer market, and the possibility of growler filling stations.

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Michael Roper

Michael Roper has been the owner operator of the Hopleaf Bar in Chicago since he opened it in 1992.


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