Many European cultures have their own May Day or spring festival every May 1st. Chuckanut will have their celebration of May Day (May first) by highlighting Morris dancers and Maibock beer. Sound and Fury Morris Dancers from Seattle will be at South Nut in Skagit Valley at the Port of Skagit dancing up the sun from 1-3 pm, and at P.Nut in Portland, OR, Bridgetown Morris Dancers will make their appearance 2-3 pm.
Celebrating May in Germany is the release of Maibock (German for May bock) every spring. This year both Chuckanut locations will be tapping aged Maibock 2021 and Maibock 2022. Lots of other special activities will be added in during the day including special tappings, beer garden games, food trucks and more. Return of the popular food truck Poblano Pepper will be parked at P.Nut for hungry celebrators!
Maibock is often represented by the goat and has a long tradition in Bavaria for its strong rich flavors. This golden lager is usually released in May in Bavaria. It has a moderate bitterness that balances out the slightly sweet, full-bodied palate packed with rich, ripe fruit aromas. A lengthy lagering period of over 3 months smooths out the Maibock’s malty, high alcohol strength with a clean smooth finish. Maibock received a Gold Medal from GABF (Great American Beer Fest) 2020 and is a great match with any rich foods or desserts. The 2021 Maibock is very limited and you’ll find even smoother than 2022 Maibock. You won’t find this beer on tap for long so if you see it, try it, you won’t be disappointed!
Maibock will be available on draft in selected accounts around Puget Sound and the Portland area. Bottles of Maibock are only available at the Chuckanut P. Nut (Portland) Beer Hall and South Nut (Skagit Valley) Tap Room. Wherever you find bottles get some as supplies won’t last long! And you can easily age this beer for a smoother finish.