Sunday, May 15, 2011

Maifest 2011

This past Saturday, the KCHopHeaven crew hosted the 2nd annual Maifest. It turned out to be a beautiful day to be outside with family and friends drinking exceptional beer. We could not have asked for a better turnout. We saw all the usual suspects from last year and lots of new faces that came out to enjoy the beer and food. The beer flowed all afternoon and the crowd stayed until the end when we gave out a few prizes.

We drew (4) beer review sheets out of hundreds submitted. The lucky four won these great prizes:
  • Grand Prize: (5) gallons of custom homebrew (48 – 12oz bottles)  
  • First Prize: 1.5 Liter of Champagne Beer (Belgian Strong Golden Ale) and (4) Maifest 2011 pint glasses  
  • Second Prize: 60 count bottle of LIFE= focus+energy and a Life= shirt of your choice
  • Third Prize: (3) pack sampler from Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters

We would like to thank Oddly Correct for donating the coffee for our Coffee Club to pour the Porter through. It made the beer outstanding!! The crowd definitely agreed because the beer didn’t last long. Life= also participated in the Maifest activities. We would like to thank them as well for donating a prize package.

Last but not least, we would like to thank all the people that helped make this event possible.  If anyone is interested in learning how to homebrew let us know. We are always brewing so you could stop by and check out the process. We are always willing to help new brewers get started in the hobby.  Below are some pictures taken during the event. Cheers!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Maifest 2011 - Please Read

Here are some general thoughts and reminders for Saturday, ALMOST HERE!!!! The weather is looking like it's going to be awesome!!!

Please keep in mind that this is a LIMITED event and not a PUBLIC event. Please refrain from posting this event publicly, or in venues where it may be read by a lot of people. This is meant to be a private event to include our close family and friends and their friends. Thank you!

The event will be held from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at City Park, in Kansas City, KS. Please see previous post for exact location. Here is the days beer menu, there will also be prizes given away to people who return a rating card (see bottom of post) that we will have at the event.

PLEASE have a designated driver. We encourage NO drinking and driving whatsoever. There are plenty of cab companies out there, and we will have the numbers for at least THREE cab companies. If you need a number, let us know! This will also help with parking. There is quite a bit of parking, but it is still limited, so please CARPOOL out there. SERIOUSLY.... Carpool!

We will have shirts for sale at the event. We ordered about 35 extras, so make sure to pick one up early to make sure you get your size. They will be $15... cash money.

This event costs quite a bit to put on, so we appreciate and thank you in advance for any donations you may wish to provide ($15 suggested). These monies will be to help pay for the facility rental, food, swag, etc. NO donations will be put toward the cost of producing ANY beer. For those so inclined to donate, we will have a newly designed PINT GLASS for YOU!

If you guys have any questions, shoot us an email at

Some FAQ's:

Am I allowed to bring my own food and beverages into the festival area?
Yes, but keep in mind we will be providing food and drink.

Are there seats available or do I bring my lawn chair or blanket?
There are plenty of picnic tables located inside the Pavilion. If you'd like to be in the sunshine as it will be an excellent day, please bring blankets and lawn chairs!

Are there restrooms and parking?
Restrooms are located within a short distance from the Pavilion.

Parking is limited and the Maifest Team strongly encourages you to carpool and/or get dropped off and take a cab home. We will be providing cab numbers upon request, and strongly discourage drinking and driving.

Are pets allowed?
Yes! Please bring your pets. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times, and able to play nicely with other pets and people!

Are children allowed to come?
Maifest is a 21 and over event by nature, but; we do understand child-care circumstances come up and children are allowed.

How do I become a vendor at Maifest next year?
Please talk with our Event & Vendor Coordinator Kyle Fitzgerald at the event.

How can I contribute to Maifest?
Event goers are asked to please donate $15 per person, which will go to operating expenses of this awesome event! As important, you can also contribute by filling out a rating card provided at the event in order to help us increase the quality of our beers! THERE ARE PRIZES THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO PEOPLE WHO RETURN THESE!!!!! Only cards with the name and email information included will be eligible for winning. Here is what the card will look like:

And of course, have a great time!

The Maifest Team