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What time are you showing up to Zwanze Day at Crooked Stave?

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by joshclauss, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (355) Colorado Oct 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Only 20-30 people from what I heard from my spies. We're heading down now with breakfast and bacon. All are welcome!
  2. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Advocate (575) Colorado Sep 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    hardly a madhouse.
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  3. gueuzer

    gueuzer Savant (280) Colorado Jun 9, 2010

    Have to say Zwanze Day was a great success. Super chill, a fantastic parking lot bottle share and a belly full of Cantillon, eff yeah!

    Cheers to Crooked Stave and all the random volunteers that pulled this event off. Looking forward to next year!
  4. bushmat2

    bushmat2 Aficionado (155) Colorado Feb 18, 2011

    Great event. And i showed up after 11 and got tickets with no problem.
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  5. mklever42

    mklever42 Savant (350) Colorado Apr 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    What other Cantillon did they have? Wish I could have been there
  6. gueuzer

    gueuzer Savant (280) Colorado Jun 9, 2010

    The second keg was fou foune. They had bottles of '09 (?) Lou Pepe Framboise and "fresh" (I think) classic gueuze, iris and st lamvinus. Maybe others, but that's all I'm sure on.

    $6 for a 6 oz pour from the bottle. More than reasonable considering what these bottles go for anymore.
  7. Thanks to all the generous people who contributed to the parking lot bottle share! Had some great beers and met some great people! A fantastic beer day overall. Thanks to Chad as well (if he happens to read this)... without his great beer, I'm sure none of us would have had this opportunity!
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  8. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (785) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Beer Trader

  9. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (405) Colorado May 30, 2006

    I'm gonna jump in here with another shout out to the Crooked Stave crew. One of the most epic days in recent memory and truly a testament to their dedication and creativity that they were able to share so much fabulous beer with so many people. We're lucky to have such an A-Team around these parts.

    The worst part about Zwanze day? That it has to end.

    Cheers to all and can't wait to do it all over again in <365 days!!
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  10. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (330) Colorado Mar 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have to echo everything Corey has said. That event was just pure Awesomeness! Epic is easily the best word to describe it. I have to say the bottle share was probably the best part of the day for me, which is hard considering all of the Cantillon floating around, but everyone was so generous (seriously a 3L of 50/50 Elijah Craig 12 Year floating around at 9 am, lol). Such a fun time and such good people with really no issues. Thanks again to Crooked Stave and it was really great to finally put some faces to all of these names. I can't wait to see everyone at the next big event around town.

  11. mklever42

    mklever42 Savant (350) Colorado Apr 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Let me hear about the epic bottle share....1, 2, 3, GO!!! What all did you have?
  12. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (330) Colorado Mar 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just a few that I remember . . . 5-6 year vertical of Abyss, C&C La Folie, 50/50 Elijah Craig, too many different Cantillon bottles to count, Blushing Monk, Jester King, Upright Billy the Mountain (thanks Josh), Hill farmstead saisons, New glarus belgian red, raspberry tart, serendipity, Mikkeller Stella, and the list goes on . . .
  13. mklever42

    mklever42 Savant (350) Colorado Apr 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Wow! I think the bottle share was almost more impressive than the Cantillon pours! I won't miss out next year.
  14. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Savant (320) Colorado Apr 18, 2009

    ...New Glarus Enigma, Black Tuesday, HOTD Adam, Iron Hill RIS, Zeke's, Cigar City Moat Water, Marshall Zhukov...
  15. Yeah, there was a lineup of the bottle share against one of the walls at the end of the day, and it was easily 80+ bottles. Other than what Steve_0 mentioned, here are a some I sampled/saw floating around:
    Frangelic Mountain Brown
    Fantome La Dalmatienne
    Heady Topper
    Logsdon Far West Vlaming & Cerasus
    FFF Moloko
  16. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (355) Colorado Oct 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    You guys all suck. You know I was planning on bringing some of those bottles back home, right?

    In all honesty, that was purely awesome. The line party is exactly what we all hoped it would be, and that's the kind of event that puts Denver on the map for years to come.

    You guys totally killed me. I'm exhausted. And I'm out of beer now. Go to hell, all of you.
  17. Yeah I took a 2 hour nap when I got home... haha. Let the hangover begin.
  18. I felt bad for ONLY bringing three bottles to share. The beers there were just mind blowing. That line was the best beer event I have been to all year. Oh - and I guess the Cantillon was alright once we got in too ;) Thanks everyone!
  19. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Savant (330) Colorado Feb 20, 2010

    Anyone get a solid picture of the bottle lineup? Was a great day indeed. Was good meeting and catching up with youz guyz (galz)
  20. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (355) Colorado Oct 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Don't know how solid this is coming off of my iPhone, but it might do the trick. I'm sure someone got a fancy-cam-high-res version, but maybe this can tide people over until then.

  21. How awesome was the line? There was fresh bacon. Thread done.
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  22. narayan

    narayan Aficionado (180) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    great weather, bacon, breakfast burritos, mamouche, le terroir, new glarus serendipity, belgian red and raspberry tart, resin, heady topper, old growth, frangelic mountain, dihos dactylion, muscat d'amor, recolte sauvage, filmishmish, black tuesday, some abyss, noyaux, freude (can honestly say i've never had anything like that beer before), logsdon cerasus and far west flaming, a great tart saison that name is eluding me now and countless other bottles floating around, topped off with more cantillon and crooked stave pours inside. thanks to chad and all at crooked stave and all the other generous folks in line. such a wonderful time
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  23. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Champion (770) Colorado Jun 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Did anyone drink the LP Framboise and if so what did you think? I've had several bottles of the 2005 vintage that were godawful but maybe I need to give that beer another shot.
  24. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (330) Colorado Mar 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    I had multiple pours.... Thought it was awesome!
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  25. knucks999

    knucks999 Aficionado (200) Colorado Sep 30, 2008

    Yeah, huge raspberry aroma, great acidity.
  26. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Savant (330) Colorado Feb 20, 2010

    It was niiiiiice.
  27. I loved the LP Framboise as well.
  28. Schmittymack

    Schmittymack Advocate (540) Colorado Sep 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    I happen to know Ratman, and yeah, he has a shitload of ratings but he doesn't cry if he gets shut out of rare releases, stand in lines for uber rare shit, etc. And he's quite generous with his cellar so I'm not gonna knock his hobby of rating brews. In fact, I think it's cool if myself or other friends can find something he HASN'T rated.
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  29. Kezza

    Kezza Zealot (90) Colorado Aug 7, 2010

    I think it's only appropriate that my first ever BA post is dedicated to thanking Chad & the Crooked Stave crew for an amazing day. Thanks also to everyone in line for sharing so much amazing delicious beer. The Denver beer geek community is awesome. I feel so lucky to be a part of it.

    Also, here is a panorama I took (with the 360 app) of the empty bottles along the wall at the end of the day. It's like a never ending wall o' beer! http://360.io/EFKpBv

    Cheers and sour beers,
    a.k.a. "The Bacon Lady" :)
  30. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (785) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Beer Trader

  31. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,135) Colorado May 19, 2005 Verified

    Plastic cups? Plastic cups! lol Do you use wire hangers, too? ;)

  32. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (785) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Not just any plastic cups, red solo cups!
  33. I thought they were solo knock-offs?
  34. Was anyone able to score and extra glass they would be interested in trading?

    Quirkzoo is my homeboy and could pick it up at the next crooked stave shindiggle.
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  35. drumrboy22

    drumrboy22 Advocate (530) Colorado Jul 22, 2005 Beer Trader

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  36. Every set of pics I've seen posted so far, I always end up as some lone distant character lol.