maifest_logoIt’s been 7 long months since we all got our schnitzel on during the Oktoberfest celebrations around the area. But the International Tap House in Chesterfield is wondering why “October gets all of the fun?”

On May 17 & 18th, iTAP Chesterfield will throw their 5th annual Maifest to celebrate all things (well, maybe not all things) German. There will be plenty of brats, bands, and most importantly: beer.

Plenty of German beer will be available including Hofbrau Original, Hefeweizen, Maibock, and also the Doppelbock Delicator. You’ll also get some locally made German styles from our friends at Urban Chestnut and The Civil Life Brewing.

This year they’re also introducing a beer festival inside of a beer festival (how very Inception-esque) that they’re calling Geschmack.  From 2PM-6PM on Saturday the 18th, you’ll have a chance to sample over 30 different beers from UCBC, New Belgium, Stone, Firestone Walker, Schlafly, Charleville, Odell, Bells, 4 Hands, 2nd Shift, Civil Life, Boulevard, Founders, and more!  Tickets can still be purchased at iTAP Chesterfield at a special discounted rate of $25 until tomorrow.  Then the price goes up to $30.

For those looking for some music, here’s the line-up:

Friday May 17th:
4-7pm: Music by Town Drunks
5-10pm: GoodEye Photo –Free Photobooth
7-11pm: Music by Wyld Stallyns
Food for Sale by PM BBQ

Saturday May 18th:
2-6pm: Geschmack (4 hours tasting of 30 craft brews + commemorative tasting glass)
2-6pm: Music by Thunder Biscuit Orchestra
3pm: Maifest Shirt Printing by ArtFarm
3-8pm: Beer Making Demo by St. Louis Wine & Beermaking
8-9:15 pm: Music by Clockwork
9:30-11:30pm: Music by Funky Butt Brass Band
Food for Sale by PM BBQ

For more information, be sure to check out the iTAP Maifest website.