On Tap: Raise a Glass to Maifest, American Craft Beer Week with Urban Chestnut

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May 14: New York-based Shmaltz Brewing is releasing its new barrel-aged beer Bock Bock on Cherokee Street this Saturday. Kicking off at 1pm, follow Shmaltz Brewing’s Jeff Doerr as he heads down Cherokee starting at Byrd & Barrel with a special hot sauce made with the signature beer. From there, go to Saint Louis Hop Shop at 3pm for draft pours with samples of Byrd & Barrel nugz with a kick of the new spicy sauce. End the event at Yaquis at 5pm for a Byrd & Barrel pizza featuring Yaquis’ blanca sauce, nugz and the Bock Bock hot sauce.

Photo courtesy of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

May 14: Celebrate spring’s arrival at one of the oldest German traditions—Maifest. Held from 12-10pm at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, enjoy a full Bock Bier lineup with the brewery’s new Maibock Gewässerschutz, Maximilian, Erlkönig, Oxnbräu, Urbanator and more. There will be barbecue on hand from UCBC and other guests along with live music from Larry Hallar, Paul Bonn & the Bluesmen and Rusty Nail. Drink and food tickets can be purchased at the event or you can buy the $18 full package with a commemorative glass and tickets for beer and food. 3229 Washington Ave., Midtown

May 15: Join in the adult coloring frenzy with a night of Coloring with Cocktails happening after hours at Larder & Cupboard. Bring your favorite coloring book and colored pencils—or use provided ones if you don’t have any—and enjoy light snacks and cocktails made with the Maplewood shop’s small batch artisan products. You’ll even get recipes to take with you. Tickets are available online in advance. 7310 Manchester Road, Maplewood

May 15-22: Come back to UCBC throughout next week for American Craft Beer Week festivities. At both locations, you can get discounted brews for riding your bike there, enjoy a summer variety pack flight, trivia night, enjoy a Cards game and much more. 3229 Washington Ave., Midtown; 4465 Manchester Ave., The Grove

May 21: Indihop is coming up next week. Celebrate all things craft beer from The Grove to Cherokee Street. Taste up to 50 beers, receive an IndiHop glass, printed guide and access to shuttles traveling between the popular independent neighborhoods from 1-7pm.

May 27-29: Art and beer collide for three days at Schlafly’s annual Art Outside at the brewery’s Maplewood spot. Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss the works from more than 50 local artists while sipping tasty beer. 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood

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