Monday, November 26, 2012

Zwanze Day 2012

This Saturday is Zwanze Day 2012.  One beer is being served in 13 different countries and only at 34 locations!

Jean Van Roy on Zwanze 2012
“Zwanze 2012 is a Lambic mix with rhubarb. The process is the same as our fruit Cuvées like Lou Pepe or Fou’foune. An average of 300g rhubarb per liter Lambic, the mix was made begin July with a 20 months old Lambic. The maturation took 2 months and we bottled the beer on 6th of September. Beer is fruity and dry with a very good balance between the Lambic acidity and the rhubarb acidity, for some flavors, beer is close to rhubarb wines.”

These are all of the places holding the event this year:

America - USA :
  • Armsby Abbey - Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Avenue Pub - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • ChurchKey - Washington, D.C.
  • Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar - Denver, Colorado
  • Holy Grale - Louisville, Kentucky
  • Hop and Vine - Portland, Oregon
  • Lord Hobo - Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Monk's Café - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Novare Res Bier Café - Portland, Maine
  • REAL a gastropub - Honolulu, Hawai'i
  • Redlight Redlight - Orlando, Florida
  • Spuyten Duyvil - Brooklyn, New York
  • The Foundry - Kansas City, Missouri
  • The Trappist - Oakland, California
  • Toronado - San Diego, California
  • West Lakeview Liquors - Chicago, Illinois

If a place near you is hosting this event then I highly encourage you to attend.  I'm not sure how other venues are doing it but this is how West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago is doing it:

• Zwanze 2012- Brasserie Cantillon, Belgium
• Fou’ Foune- Brasserie Cantillon, Belgium
• Band of Brothers- Brasserie de la Senne, Belgium
• Der Kollaborator (Ægir Collab) - Nøgne Ø, Norway
• Mooi & Meedogenloos – Brouwerij de Molen, Netherlands
• Kopi Loewak 2011 – Brouwerij de Molen, Netherlands
• Hel & Verdoemenis – Brouwerij de Molen, Netherlands
• Boogoop (Three Floyds Collab)– Mikkeller, Denmark
• TBA…
• Tart Lychee – New Belgium Brewing Co, Colorado
• La Folie 2010 – New Belgium Brewing Co, Colorado
• Devil Dancer – Founders Brewing Co, Michigan
• La Petit Prince – Jester King Brewery, Texas
• Black Metal – Jester King Brewery, Texas
• Gotlandsdricka – Jester King Brewery, Texas (Gravity Keg)
• ??? - Perennial Artisanal Ales, Missouri
• TBA…

$40 unlimited pours including a 2 ounce sample of Zwanze 2012.

Cheers ladies and gentlemen!

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