Urban Chestnut Brewing Company has had a crazy five years since they opened their doors in 2011. Has any other local brewery has quite the explosion that UCBC has had?
Since their opening we’ve seen them grow from their beautiful space in midtown to an enormous and gorgeous in the Grove. We’ve seen their tap handles pop up all over town and now bottled beer hit the shelves.
We’ve seen them grow from selling beer just in the St. Louis area to expanding their footprint to Kansas City, southern Illinois, and even Indianapolis. And if that wasn’t enough, they even expanded to Europe when they purchased a small brewery in co-owner and brewmaster Florian Kuplent’s homeland of Bavaria.
It’s eye-popping to see how much they’ve grown. But they’re still a local brewery at heart. To celebrate this enormous success UCBC is throwing their 5th annual Wolpertinger festival on Sunday, January 24th from 1-5PM at their Grove Brewery and Bierhall.
$35 (or $40 day of) will get you a chance to sample beers from over 30 breweries including special guest Deschutes Brewery out of Bend, Oregon. Come out and celebrate all of UCBC’s success with a great festival!
Oh and if you’re wondering what a wolpertinger is, other than being a fantastic beer festival, UCBC has provided this colorful description here:
For you newbies (or those that might need a refresher) … a wolpertinger is a small (or large depending on your perspective), primarily nocturnal mammal that inhabits the alpine forests of Bavaria. He’s quite rare, but we annually work with our hop growers in Hallertau to ‘import’ one of the little fellas for the special occasion. Mostly nocturnal, our “Wolpie” makes his grand appearance at the back end of the festival, which also coincides with our very limited release of his namesake UCBC beer. Wolpie will also be honoring what he recognizes as the “best-costumed Wolpertingers” who will be rewarded!