At Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, there is always something fun going on. On any given night there could be live polka, scotch & cigars, dinner trivia, or any of their other exciting events. We’ve laid out for you the upcoming week at Festhalle so you can plan ahead and make sure you don’t miss out! Be sure to scroll down to see the full daily schedule for May 10th – 17th.[broadstreet zone=”54949″]
Maifest at Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten: Celebrating the Arrival of Spring
Maifest (or Mayfest in English) is the traditional German celebration of one of mankind’s oldest traditions – the arrival of spring and nature’s bright reawakening after winter’s cold darkness. The ancient pagan festival later took on Christian religious significance but is now a colorful, joyous part of history and culture. Maifest is still celebrated throughout Germany with the maibaum (maypole) decorated to show off the history and crafts of the town. The custom of the maypole began in the tenth century, when villagers would erect a pole in the local square and decorate it with sausages, cakes and multicolored ribbons. Dancing around the maypole, medieval citizens believed, would bring good luck and wealth. Maifest, similar to Oktoberfest, has now become a popular celebration throughout the world and has been celebrated in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1873 and Asbury Park since 2015!
The Maibock Bier is the star of Maifest. Pronounced: “My Bock”. Translation: “May Bock” This strong Bavarian lager is made during the rough winters along the Northern Edge of the Alps and served when spring arrives. Drinking a Maibock is somewhat like that first day of spring. You can taste the celebration of the sun.
Now that you know the history, let’s get drinking!
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten Schedule of Events: May 10th – 17th
Tuesday, May 10th
Yards Tap Take Over All Night! Bier Schule with the Brewery 7-9pm.
Featuring Brawler, Yards Saison, Cape of Good Hope, Philly Pale Ale, Yards IPA.
Come out and Join us for this very special Bier Schule with Tom Kehoe, founder, president and brew master of Philadelphia’s own Yards Brewing Company! Bring a friend and find out how you can help Yards “Brew Unto Others”.
Wednesday, May 11th
Scotch & Cigars with Senor Juan on the Roof! Featuring McCallan Flight. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Thursday, May 12th
7pm: Founders and Friends Tap Take Over. Featuring Founders, Carton Brewing and Kane!
9pm–Midnight: Jet Wetson: Super Fab Hillbilly and Western Music!
Friday, May 13th
9pm–Midnight: Polka Country Musician: Chicago Style Push Polka
Saturday, May 14th
9pm–Midnight: Madel Jager: Pittsburgh’s Finest Polka
Sunday, May 15th
2–5pm: Steve & Johnny: Perfect acoustic Sunday Soundtrack
6–8pm Sunday Dinner Trivia! Bring your friends and find out who is full of the most unusual information! There will be prizes!
Monday, May 16th
Industry Night: 50% off all night for food and beverage folks. Restrictions apply, must show ABC card or paystub!
Tuesday, May 17th
Surprise Bucket of Bier $15 — Explore our bottle list! (5 Biers in a bucket)
Stay tuned for more events coming up next week at Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten! Prost!