Sample History With Urban Chestnut Brewing Company At LagerFest 2018

On Sunday, April 22, St. Louis’ Urban Chestnut Brewing Company will host its first annual LagerFest—with the 2018 theme of “lagers of the past.” Sample historic recreations of distinctively subtle-, clean- & crisp-tasting lager beers that were brewed by a collection of craft brewers far and wide who are known (like Urban Chestnut) for their proficiency in cold-fermentation techniques, aka brewing lager beers.

UCBC has invited acclaimed lager breweries from across the country to brew their own “lager of the past” for this year’s festival. Each brewery has been tasked with ‘resurrecting’ a different type of lager, resulting in roughly 20 unique lagers for guests to sample at a number of pouring stations set up throughout much of UCBC’s footprint at their Brewery & Bierhall in The Grove neighborhood. Beyond imbibing these one-off pieces of history, LagerFest attendees will also get a chance to learn about the style and process of brewing lagers firsthand, from the brewmasters themselves. This celebration of lagers will also include details about the historic lager-brewing tradition of St. Louis.

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LagerFest 2018’s guest breweries come from California to Michigan, Connecticut to Carolina and beyond, including Bierstadt Lagerhaus from Denver, Colorado; The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery from Charlotte, North Carolina; Scratch Brewing Company from Ava, Illinois, and many more. In true UCBC fashion, LagerFest will also include a variety of artisanal cuisine available for purchase, live music and all-around merriment.

LagerFest will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and span UCBC’s entire block of The Grove Brewery & Bierhall (4465 Manchester Ave.) to the Urban Research Brewery (The U.R.B. – 4501 Manchester Ave.) No advance purchase necessary; glassware and sampling tickets will be available for purchase day of.

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