Urban Chestnut’s Maifest 2014

Spring is here…it’s finally here!!!  After a LOOOONG, LOOOONG Winter… it’s here, it’s here, it’s here!!! And so in our annual tradition* Urban Chestnut is going to celebrate Spring’s arrival, aka

Maifest 2014

Saturday, May 10th from 1-5pm @ our Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

Urban Chestnut’s Maifest will feature a couple of Bavarian favorites for this time of year:

Bockbiers** & Biergartens***

We’ll be rolling out and tapping our first barrels of Bockbiers and we’ll be officially throwing our first biergarten party of the season.

No tix required.  $10 will buy you a commemorative Urban Chestnut Maifest glass and discounted re-fills of Bockbiers.

Maifest 2014 will also feature live music and BBQ.

For more details, please refer to the Maifest 2014 poster on the left…

*Maifest is one of mankind’s oldest traditions, the celebration of nature’s bright reawakening after Winter’s long, cold darkness. At some point, what was an ancient pagan festival took on Christian religious significance and is now a colorful, joyous part of history and culture that is celebrated annually, not only in Bavaria, but in many towns around the world.

** Bockbiers are traditionally enjoyed in Bavaria as the ideal biers to enjoy during the brief Spring transition (the period between the cold, snowy Winters and the balmy, sun-drenched Summers) along the northern Alps. Bockbiers are essentially strong lager beers of German origin.  We’ll be featuring three bockbiers at our Maifest…a Weizenbock – Maximillian, a Pale Wheat Doppelbock- Erlkönig, and of course our annual Maibock – Urbanator.

*** In 2012 Urban Chestnut opened our Midtown Biergarten; a large Bavarian-style biergarten lined with German tables, benches and umbrellas.  The idea was/is simple, we want to provide an outdoor destination to gather and converse over a beer, a pretzel and/or a brat and to recreate the feel of the communal atmosphere of what has existed in Bavaria for centuries and what was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s a large part of St. Louis’ Spring, Summer & Fall routine.


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