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At Hopleaf, a tale behind every ale
Mike Roper's a sucker for a good story. One afternoon, while sampling beers at his Uptown bar Hopleaf, he relayed how archaeologists in Turkey unearthed pottery buried for thousands of years, drinking vessels once containing beer. The liquids inside had long evaporated, but crusted residuals remained — enough for food chemists to extract and reconstruct recipes.
By Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune reporter
September 27, 2012