5 Reasons To Make Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Your Oktoberfest Destination
If you love the fine art of beer brewing and the fun of beer drinking, then grab a stein and pull up a barstool for Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s 6th Annual Oktoberfest St. Louis. The first big party of autumn features three full days of German food, German music and the always popular German bier. The party lasts longer this year compared to previous years, beginning at noon on Friday, Sept. 23 and wrapping up on Sunday evening, Sept. 25.
Just like last year, Oktoberfest St. Louis is expanding, with events, music and programming occupying almost two full city blocks around Urban Chestnut’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave.). We teamed up with UCBC to share five frothy reasons why Oktoberfest St. Louis is the penultimate German celebration in St. Louis and your destination for a weekend of brats and brews.
1/ The Beer
Urban Chestnut is presenting a flavorful selection of six traditional German beers including Oachkatzlschwoaf (Annual Oktober-Festbier), Zwickel (Bavarian Lager), Dorfbier (Dunkel), Ku’damm (Berliner Weisse/Sour Ale), Stammtisch (German Pilsner) and Schnickelfritz (Weissbier). Also on tap is Xaver, an Amber Weissbier brewed in collaboration with Karmeliten Brauerei from Germany.
There will be more than enough pints to go around. In addition to their already broad range of beers being offered, Urban Chestnut is collaborating with St. Louis craft brewers Schlafly, 2nd Shift, Perennial and The Civil Life to bring a local variety of German-inspired beers to the tasting event.
2/ Celebrate St. Louis’s Cultural Heritage
Urban Chestnut is part of a long legacy of German heritage and craft beer appreciation in St. Louis. Get a taste of history and support local business at this weekend-long affair.
3/ Two Stages of Live Music
UCBC rolls out the barrel with two stages of live German music that are sure to capture the spirit of the celebration including Lincoln, Nebraska’s polka kings, The Bolzen Beer Band; Über Cool, known for mixing Oktoberfest standards with popular German pop hits; The Deutschmeister Brass Band, who kick it old school with German classics; STL’ polka masters Dave Hylla’s Good Times Band; accordion player Larry Hallar and St. Louis’ own The Wendl Band, known for playing traditional Deutsch songs.
4/ Fun for Foodies
Since all that dancing and drinking can make you hungry, Oktoberfest St. Louis 2016 will offer typical German/Bavarian cuisine enjoyed at the world-famous Munich Oktoberfest, most notably bratwurst, currywurst, roasted chicken, frikkalellenand and giant pretzels.
5/ Games and Activities For the Entire Family
As is true at the Munich Oktoberfest, the weekend is for all ages and families, especially Sunday afternoon, which has been established as Oktoberfest’s “Family Day” with activities for both children and adults. Admission for Oktoberfest St. Louis is free, and festival-goers may buy an authentic 1-liter glass stein for $8 prior to the festival ($10 day of) to purchase $8 biers.
Oktoberfest 2016 hours: Sept. 23, 12-11pm., Sept. 24, 11am-11pm and Sept. 25, 12-7pm.
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