MAIFEST 2018



Maifest Beer and Flowers
 Our Annual Maifest TENT Party is May 11 & May 12, 2018

Winter is gone. Warm weather has arrived. And Excelsior is preparing for our annual celebration of history’s greatest spring get-together: Maifest Ever partied so hard you decided to dance around a giant pole waving a ribbon? Well, the Germans have. In fact, they do it every year. They call it Maifest. At Excelsior, we’re big fans of Maifest. The biggest, around, in fact. And we’re getting into the spirit with a two-day bonanza, featuring multiple delicious seasonal brews on tap, including a recently imagined, traditional-style Maibock as well as our beloved Portside Pils and always-refreshing MinneGose. Besides delicious Maifest brews, there are plenty of reasons to join the celebration:   -Liter-holding contests Friday evening (6:00pm) and Saturday afternoon (430pm) -Bar games involving hammers, logs and nails! -Live music from a variety of great local performers, see line up below -An official Maifest Blessing of the Maibock, Saturday at noon -Delicious authentic German cuisine, provided by the local Masons, with every dollar they earn being reinvested in the community for things like student scholarships. Don’t miss it the stein-clashing, flower-throwing, prost-cheering event of the season! Festivities start Friday May 11th at 4pm-12am, and go through Saturday, May 12th 12pm-12am.

 

Music Line Up: Friday, May 11th – Taproom open at Noon, Tent open at 4pm

4pm-6pm - Tubby Esquire (inside)

5pm-7pm – High Trouser (outside)

8pm-10pm – Rolling Stoners (outside)

10pm-12am – Jacuzzi Puma (inside)

 

Saturday, May th12 – Taproom & Tent open at Noon

12pm-2pm – Mash Tun (inside)

12pm-2pm - Alpensterne (outside)

230pm-430pm – Dr. Kielbasa (inside)

230pm-430pm – World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band (outside)

5pm-7pm – Jill & The New Gruv (outside)

730pm-10pm – The Big Wu (outside)

10pm-12am – Manhassen (inside)

More FUN!

Liter Holding Contest Sponsored by Anytime Fitness

Friday 5/11- 6:00pm

  • 1st place
    • 1 month membership to Anytime Fitness
    • Excelsior T- Shirt
    • 5 Free Pints from Excelsior Brewing Company
    • Maifest Mug
    • Bragging rights for the rest of the day
  • 2nd place
    • Excelsior T- Shirt
    • 2 Free Pints from Excelsior Brewing Company
    • A chance to try again on Saturday

Saturday 5/12 – 4:30pm

  • 1st place
    • 1 month membership to Anytime Fitness
    • Excelsior T- Shirt
    • 5 Free Pints from Excelsior Brewing Company
    • Maifest Mug
    • Bragging rights for the rest of the weekend
  • 2nd place
    • Excelsior T- Shirt
    • 2 Free Pints from Excelsior Brewing Company

 

Flower Crown Making Station (for kids & their grown-ups to enjoy!)

Celebrate Spring & embrace your inner flower child! We will have a team onsite creating eclectic flower crowns with you to help you up your Maifest game!

Saturday 5/12 – 12pm-4pm

Kids under 12 – $7

Adults – $12

Hair Braiding Booth – Because German braid crowns are key to a successful Maifest!

Saturday 5/12 – 12pm-4pm

Our friend, Leah, will be braiding away the day with us. $5 and you will fit in perfectly!

Maifest Hammerschlagen Maifest Liter Holding