Local beer is the focus of the St. Louis Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Urban Chestnut Brewery. The festival is getting bigger each year with more craft breweries participating. The celebration is a great destination anyone interested in German food, craft beer, and polka music.
Beer, Food, and Music
Local beer is the big draw at this particular Oktoberfest celebration. Schlafly, Perennial Artisan Ales, The Civil Life 2nd Shift and Urban Chestnut will all be offering several varieties of German-style brews including Kolsch, Oktoberfest, Schwarzbier, Schnickelfritz, Zwickel, and Dorfbier.
German food is also on the menu during the celebration. The brewery will be serving up bratwurst, roasted chicken, pretzels and currywurst for hungry guests.
Along with the food and beer, each day of the festival features live music from popular German and polka bands. The Deutschmeister Brass Band, Dave Hylla’s Good Times Band, the Bolzen Beer Band and Larry Hallar are among the acts who are scheduled to perform.
More About Urban Chestnut
Urban Chestnut is one of the most popular craft breweries in St. Louis. It has two locations open in the city. The original Brewery & Biergarten is at 3229 Washington Avenue in midtown St. Louis. The Biergarten serves more than a dozen varieties of beer, along with cheese plates, appetizers, and lighter fare. The second location is the Brewery & Bierhall at 4465 Manchester Avenue in the Grove neighborhood. The Bierhall serves the same beers but also has a full kitchen and larger food selection.
Both locations open Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m., and Sunday at noon.
More About Schlafly
Schlafly is St. Louis' oldest and most well-known micro brewery. Each year, it brews more than 70 varieties of local and seasonal beers. Schlafly beers are found at restaurants and stores throughout the St.
Louis area, as well as the two Schlafly brewery locations. The Bottleworks is located at 7260 Southwest Avenue in Maplewood. The Bottleworks has a full restaurant and hosts many events during the year. The Tap Room is located at 2100 Locust Street in downtown St. Louis. Both locations open Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m. On Sunday, the Bottleworks opens at 11 a.m., while the Tap Room opens at noon.
Other Local Oktoberfest Celebrations
The celebration hosted at Urban Chestnut is just one of the Oktoberfests held each year in the St. Louis area. For information on the other festivals, see St. Charles Oktoberfest and Oktoberfest in Belleville, Illinois.