Urban Chestnuts anniversary beer festival, Wolpertinger, returns Jan. 26 2020

Wolpertinger is coming...Sunday, Jan. 26th

Urban Chestnut is turning nine and the Wolpertinger is flying in from the forests of Bavaria to help us celebrate once again! Tickets available here.

Wolpertinger* is Urban Chestnut Brewing Company's annual, anniversary beer festival celebrating the spirit & community of craft brewers in and around the St. Louis community. This year’s festival features:

  • UCBC limited releases, including our anniversary brew, Wolpertinger 2020 - a Coffee Barleywine brewed with Kaldi's Coffee, and beers from The U.R.B. Experimental Series
  • Our special guest brewery: Karmeliten Brauerei from Straubing, Germany
  • Beer from 45+ local breweries
  • Live music
  • Food for purchase, including U.R.B. pizza-by-the-slice…and more surprises!

General admission tickets are $40 each and include a commemorative glass and unlimited beer samples. VIP Experience tickets are $75 each – details below.

**UPDATE: VIP tickets are SOLD OUT but GA tickets are still available!**

VIP Experience:Join UCBC Brewmaster and Co-Founder, Florian Kuplent, and Founder and Brewmaster, Thomas Eichenseher, from Karmeliten Brauerei for a meet-and-greet sampling at The U.R.B. from 11:30AM - 1PM. Be the first to try the selection of beers from our guest brewery, Karmeliten, as well as special Urban Chestnut & U.R.B. Experimental Releases. In addition to commemorative fest glass and unlimited samples at Wolpertinger 2020, your ticket will also include a brunch buffet of U.R.B. breakfast pizza as well as sweets/baked goods. Tickets are $75 each, but hurry because we only have a limited supply!

Get your tix here!

*For the unacquainted, the Wolpertinger is a mythical German creature, similar to the American Jackalope, rumored to live in the Bavarian Black Forest. Witness accounts usually describe this nocturnal creature as having the body of a rabbit accompanied by wings, fangs, and antlers. Here at Urban Chestnut, we like to view this storied creature as a symbol for the Craft Beer Community in and around the St. Louis area. Just like the Wolpertinger, displaying distinctive traits from a variety of species, the breweries of St. Louis, who have their own distinctive niches and identities, come together on a rare afternoon in January to form one community of St. Louis brewers... And legend has it... that once you’ve enjoyed enough samples at the festival, you just might spot the actual beast!#Wolpertinger2020

2020 Brewery List

Special Guest Brewery: Karmeliten Brauerei2nd Shift Brewery4 Hands Brewery4204 Main Street Brewing CompanyAfter Hours Brewing Co.AlphaAnheuser-Busch Research Pilot BreweryAugusta Brewing CompanyBig Muddy BrewingBrewhub TaproomBrick RiverCenter Ice BreweryCharleville Brewing CompanyCivil Life Brewing Co.Crafty Chameleon BrewingEarthbound BreweryEbb & Flow FermentationsExit SixFerguson Brewing Co.Granite City BreweryGriesedieck BrothersJackson Street BrewCoLieferbrau BreweryLogboat Brewing Co.Mackenzie Brewing Co.Main & MillMillpond BrewingMinglewood BreweryMissouri Beer CompanyModern BreweryMorgan StreetNarrow Gauge Brewing CompanyOld BakeryOld HeraldPeel Brewing CoPerennial Artisan AlesPetrichor BrewingPublic HouseRockwell Beer CoRoute 51 Brewing CompanySchlaflySide ProjectSix Mile BridgeSquare One Brewery & DistillerySt. Nicholas Brewing CompanyStubborn German Brewing CompanyThird Wheel BrewingTwisted RootTwo PlumbersWellspentWhite Rooster Farmhouse Brewery

Non-alcoholic options

Kaldi's CoffeeUCBC's Sparkling Hop Water

Wolpertinger 2020 FAQ and Policies

Valid ID and tickets

You must be 21+ years old with a valid ID to attend the festival. Guests must present their ID and ticket at time of entry.

There may be a small number of tickets available for purchase at the door, but we cannot guarantee availability.

Where is the festival?

Wolpertinger spans across two Urban Chestnut locations in The Grove neighborhood. The main entrance/check-in is located at Urban Chestnut’s Grove Brewery & Bierhall (4465 Manchester Ave). We will also have beer samples available at The U.R.B. (4501 Manchester Ave).

Do you sell a Designated Driver ticket?

Yes, Designated Driver tickets are available for purchase at the door for $5 each. Free, non-alcoholic sodas and sparkling water will be available throughout the festival.

You must be 21+ years old with a valid photo ID to attend the festival.

Can I bring my child?

Although we highly recommend leaving all children at home, children under age 1 are allowed, only if carried by a parent at all times. Keep in mind the festival hall can get extremely loud.

No strollers or personal backpacks are allowed in the hall. Baby backpacks are allowed.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs will not be allowed unless they are a certified service dog.

Will there be any food and non-alcoholic beverages available?

There will be a variety of food, sparkling water and sodas available for purchase onsite. This includes pizza-by-the-slice at The U.R.B., as well as a selection of food from our Essen counter at the Grove Bierhall. Complimentary water stations are also provided.

Should I drive or take public transportation?

Metered parking and various lots are available in The Grove, but parking is still limited. Metered parking is free on Sundays. There are also free lots along Manchester: one is located between The Gramophone and Sauce on the Side, another is to the left of the Manchester Market which is a block west of our Grove Bierhall. Public transportation and ridesharing options are always recommended when drinking alcohol.

Smoking Policy

Urban Chestnut’s Grove Bierhall and The U.R.B. are non-smoking facilities. A designated smoking area is located outside main entrance of the Grove Bierhall. Vape pens must be used in the designated smoking area.

Intoxicated Guests

All guests of Wolpertinger are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe, responsible means of transportation before leaving the facility.

Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry to the facility.

Any guest found intoxicated within the event and causing a disturbance, as determined by management, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences.