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Last week I was wearing a sweater and now I’m sweating? I guess we can say that spring is official here.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is helping to celebrate spring and has brought back their  Maifest festival. Taking place this Saturday, May 14th at their Midtown location, this will certainly be a party that would make Bacchus blush.

Along with BBQ from UCBC’s Andy Fair and special guests, you will also be able to enjoy some of the fresh bock beer UCBC brewed especially for this celebration of spring.

The best part about this festival?  It’s free.  There are no ticket charges, just come out between 12PM-10PM on Saturday, May 14th and purchase beer and food to sample throughout the day.  There will be commemorative t-shirts and glassware available for purchase as well.

There is also an $18 festival package available that includes a commemorative glass, a food ticket, and three beer tickets and three tickets good for either food or beer. Individual beer and food tickets may be purchased for $6 apiece.

Saturday, May 14th will be a great opportunity to rock out with your bock out at UCBC.

BOCK BOCK BLOCK-page-001We know that barrel-aged beers are all of the rage, but almost every single one of those beers is an ale. Why don’t we see more barrel-aged lagers?

Shmaltz Brewing wondered the same thing and designed Bock Bock imperial bock with that in mind. To celebrate the release of Bock Bock, Shmaltz is going pour Bock Bock all the way down the block on Cherokee this Saturday, May 14th.

Starting at 1pm, Shmaltz Brewing’s Jeff Doerr will be making his way down Cherokee.  His first stop will be Byrd & Barrel from 1-3pm where they will have Bock Bock on tap and will be featuring a very special hot sauce made with the signature beer.  This hot sauce “consists of Anaheim, Poblano, and Serrano peppers, with some garlic, sugar, vinegar, Byrd signature seasoning, and 2 full bombers of the delectable Bock Bock BA Lager reduced for about a 1/2 hour and then buzzed together.”

Then Jeff moseys down to Saint Louis Hop Shop from 3-5pm where they’ll be selling draft pours of Bock Bock and sampling Byrd & Barrel nugz with the homemade hot sauce. Jeff then finishes up at Yaquis from 5-7pm where they’ve put together a Byrd & Barrel pizza using Yaquis signature blanca sauce along with B&B nugz and the Bock Bock hot sauce.