Begyle Brewing & Dovetail Brewery to Host Third Annual Mayfestiversary
This Memorial Day weekend, the friendly neighborhood breweries, Dovetail Brewery and Begyle Brewing are at it again and are excited to join forces and celebrate spring, the neighborhood, good food, music, and beer during the third annual Mayfestiversary. This Ravenswood block party also marks Dovetail's third birthday and the fourth anniversary of Begyle’s taproom
This two-day festival will boast more than a dozen locally brewed beers, varied cuisine from some of the finest food trucks in the city, live music and activities for adults, children, and dogs of all ages! Live music will be the center of the festival. In addition to outdoor seating and beer options, both taprooms will be open and serving beer to festival-goers.
Special Beer Releases:
Begyle and Dovetail will both have special tappings exclusively for the festival and there will be multiple locations throughout the festival to grab a brew, including the taprooms, an outdoor beer trailer, and Begyle’s garage.
- At 1:30 p.m. each day, a traditional gravity keg will be tapped while the Prost Modern brass band plays “Roll out the Barrel”
- Saturday, Dovetail will tap its Maibock, brewed to be celebrated and enjoyed at Maifest. This honey-toned beer was brewed in January and then hibernated for 4 months—just like us!
- Sunday, Begyle will tap its Boat Shoes Kölsch-style beer
New this year, Dovetail will host a series of short talks and guided tastings in the Barrel Loft lead by co-owners and Master Brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, and Advanced Cicerones Jenny Pfafflin and Shana Solarte. Talks are free and open to the public, and are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. A full schedule will be available at dovetailbrewery.com, and posted around the festival.
Saturday, May 25
12 p.m. CHIRP Radio 107.1FM
1 p.m. Prost Modern
2 p.m. Daughter Nikki
3 p.m. Robert Rolfe Feddersen
5 p.m. Salt Sweat Sugar
6:15 p.m. The King of Mars
7:45 p.m. The Funk Crusaders
Sunday, May 26
12 p.m. CHIRP Radio 107.1FM
1 p.m. School of Rock Arlington Heights House Band
2 p.m. The Box Band
3 p.m. Working Mother
4 p.m. Them Guilty Aces
5 p.m. Weener
6:15 p.m. Collin Nordine and The Love Supreme
7:45 p.m. Uncle Jesse and The Rippers
Food Trucks include:
Dovetail Talks: Topic, Presenter, Location
11:30 a.m. 1st Maibock tapping, Hagen & Bill, Taproom
12 p.m. Water, Shana & JP, Barrel Loft
1:30 p.m. Maibock Tapping Hagen, Bill and Kevin, Stage
2 p.m. Maibock and Lagers, Hagen & Bill, Barrel Loft
4 p.m. Malt, Shana & JP, Barrel Loft
Topic, Presenter, Location
12 p.m. Hops, Shana & JP, Barrel Loft
1:30 p.m. Boat Shoes Tapping, Hagen, Bill and Kevin, Stage
2 p.m. Lambic-style tasting, Hagen & Bill, Barrel Loft
4 p.m. Yeast, Shana & JP, Barrel Loft
Begyle will feature family activities in its upstairs event space, including a kid’s coloring activity art wall, cornhole, and skee-ball. There will also be a roaming balloon artist creating balloon art on both days.
In addition to the exciting activities, live music, food trucks, and delicious beer, festival goers will also get to peruse vendors like Amy’s Candy Bar. Waste Not will be collecting compostable items and the festival will have compostable cups!
The fest is located right off the Irving Park Brown Line and will be held in the Ravenswood corridor between West Belle Plaine and West Cuyler Ave. The fest is free, with a $5 suggested donation to benefit The Friendship Center.
Visit the Facebook event page for more information about the fest and details like the music lineup and Kids Corner.
About Dovetail Brewery:
Dovetail Brewery, located at 1800 W. Belle Plaine in Chicago, is a craft brewery owned by brewers Hagen Dost and Bill Wesselink, specializing in delicious, balanced beers brewed using traditional German and Belgian brewing methods. Signature beers include unfiltered German-style lagers, traditional Hefeweizen, Rauchbier and Lambic-style sour beers. Dovetail Brewery also produces a variety of special seasonal beers
For more information about Dovetail Brewery, please visit the brewery’s website, follow Dovetail Brewery on Twitter at @dovetailbrewery, visit Dovetail Brewery on Facebook, or follow Dovetail Brewery on Instagram.
About Begyle Brewing Co.:
As a company, Begyle Brewing, located at 1800 W. Cuyler, Chicago, prides itself on offering a diverse and approachable selection of quality beer that brings people together. With their CSB (community supported brewery) program, they’ve built a community of beer lovers, offering members 6 or 12-month growler-fill subscriptions. By hosting events and supporting local organizations, they’ve also strengthened their connection to the community at large. Begyle’s brewery and taproom have become a neighborhood staple, as well as a destination for travelers. For more information about Begyle, please visit begylebrewing.com, follow Begyle on Twitter at @begylebrewing, visit their Facebook, and follow Begyle on Instagram at @begylebrewing.