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Gather ’round at Jack’s Abby Mayfest

The springtime celebration of Maibock features live music, German food, and more sunny fun.

A half-liter mug of Jack's Abby beer sits on a patio table
Photo by Zach Bernard

Oktoberfest comes but once a year, but German beer culture abounds with celebrated seasonal sips. Please welcome: Maibock! This annual brew is festive and floral, and coincides with the arrival of spring. It’s traditionally celebrated—as all occasions should be—with delicious food, colorful flowers and decorations, music, and dancing.

German-inspired, Boston-area beer hall and garden Jack’s Abby throws a Mayfest each year with all the bells and whistles. Spanning Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, the indoor/outdoor festival brings back Keller Series: Maibock with ceremonial keg tappings, live music, German food specials, and more fun throughout the weekend.


That means you have another excuse to wear that lederhosen or dirndl you bought for Oktoberfest parties—in fact, the sharpest dressed might just be crowned the Mayfest King and Queen

Mayfest is free to attend and reservations are available. There are also ticketed VIP experiences on Friday and Saturday nights which include buffet snacks upon arrival, a private tour and tasting with brewery owner Jack Hendler, and a four-pack of Jack’s Abby Keller Series Maibock to take home.

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