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HOFBRÄUHAUS CHICAGO CELEBRATES SPRING WITH THE RETURN OF “MAIFEST” APRIL 20 – MAY 25

04/20/2018 - 19:30
05/25/2018 - 19:30
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The 2018 Maifest celebration will kick off Friday, April 20 with the return of Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s seasonal “Maibock” beer. A customer favorite, this authentic German brew satisfies a wide range of palettes with its full-bodied, malty and sweet taste and clean finish. Maibock will join Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s three year-round beers, all brewed fresh in the on-site micro-brewery. Led by resident brew master Rob Hunter, the brewing process uses the 400-year-old techniques brought over from the original Hofbräuhaus in Germany.

To celebrate the arrival off the Maibock beer and ring in the spring season, Hofbrahaus Chicago will welcome ABC 7 Chicago’s News’ Paul Meincke Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. for a traditional keg tapping ceremony.

In addition to regular live music from authentic “oompah” bands direct from Germany, Hofbrauhaus Chicago will feature an enhanced entertainment schedule with music from traditional brass bands, dance troupes and more. The full entertainment schedule is below:

Friday, April 20
7:30 p.m.
“Maibock” Keg Tapping Ceremony with ABC 7 Chicago’s Paul Meincke

Sunday, April 22
7:00 p.m.
Hoopla Band

Friday, April 27
7:00 p.m.
Egerlander Dance Group

Sunday, April 29
6:00 p.m.
Division Brass Band

Thursday, May 3
7:00 p.m.
Chicago Horn Consort

Friday, May 4
5:30 p.m.
Chicago Donauschwaben Kindergruppe

Sunday, May 6
6:00 p.m.
Bierkeller Boys Oompah Band

Thursday, May 10
7:00 p.m.
Division Brass Band

Friday, May 11
7:30 p.m.
Keg Tapping Ceremony with former Chicago Bear Dwayne Bates

Friday, May 18
7:30 p.m.
Society of Danube Swabians Jugendgruppe

Sunday, May 20
5:30 p.m.
Edelweiss Dancers

Thursday, May 24
7:00 p.m.
Division Brass Band

Friday, May 25
7:30 p.m.
Chicago Donauschwaben Donau Dancers

Maifest is the perfect way to celebrate the coming of spring with a group outing at Hofbräuhaus Chicago. Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s beloved Biergarten will re-open with the arrival of warmer weather, offering ample outdoor seating available overlooking Parkway Bank Park’s great lawn. The festive atmosphere inside the venue also makes for an unforgettable night filled with authentic German fare, live entertainment and a selection of beer and spirits. The Beer Hall or “Schwemme” (seating more than 500 guests) and the King Ludwig Room (accommodating up to 180 people) create the ideal environment for spring celebrations including weddings, corporate gatherings and birthdays.

Hofbräuhaus Chicago is located at 5500 Park Place in Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district. Valet parking is available for a minimal charge. Parking is also available in the nearby parking garage (free with validation). For reservations and more information, call 847-671-BREW (2739) or visit hbchicago.com.