Zwanze Day 2015 Locations (Sep 19, 2015)

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    From Brasserie Cantillon's Facebook page:


    And here is the list of all the locations around the world that will welcome the Zwanze Day on Saturday 19/09/2015 :

    - The Dutch Trading Company -- Perth

    - Tribaun -- Innsbruck

    - Moeder Lambic Fontainas -- Brussels
    - Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles -- Brussels
    - Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon – Arlon
    - Rose Red -- Brugge

    - Dieu du Ciel -- Montréal, Québec
    - barVolo -- Toronto, Ontario
    - Biercraft – Vancouver, British Columbia

    - Olbutikken -- Copenhagen

    - La Fine Mousse -- Paris
    - La Capsule -- Lille

    - Stadin Panimo Baari -- Helsinki

    - Café Herman -- Berlin

    - Kings Arms -- London
    - Kernel Brewery -- Bermondsey
    - Six° North -- Aberdeen

    - Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà -- Rome
    - The Dome -- Nembro
    - LambicZoon -- Milano
    - The Drunken Duck -- Quinto Vicentino
    - Ristopub Margherita -- Quartu Sant’Elena
    - Ottavonano -- Atripalda

    - Brussels Otemachi – Tokyo
    - Dolphin’s Umeda-- Osaka

    - De Bierkoning -- Amsterdam

    - Nogne O -- Grimstad

    - Masia Agullons -- Sant Joan de Mediona

    - Akkurat -- Stockholm

    - Erzbierschof -- Zurich

    - Anchorage Brewing Co. -- Anchorage, Alaska
    - Apex -- Portland, Oregon
    - Armsby Abbey -- Worcester, Massachusetts
    - Avenue Pub -- New Orleans, Louisiana
    - Bagby Beer -- Oceanside, California
    - Beachwood BBQ -- Seal Beach, California
    - Blue Monk -- Buffalo, New York
    - Brouwer's Café -- Seattle, Washington
    - ChurchKey -- Washington, D.C.
    - Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar -- Denver, Colorado
    - Fool's Gold -- Manhattan, New York
    - Hill Farmstead Brewery -- Greensboro, Vermont
    - Holy Grale -- Louisville, Kentucky
    - Jester King Brewery -- Austin, Texas
    - 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
    - Russian River Brewing -- Santa Rosa, California
    - Schera's -- Elkader, Iowa
    - Side Project Cellar -- Maplewood, Missouri
    - Spuyten Duyvil -- Brooklyn, New York
    - The Birch – Norfolk, Virginia
    - The Trappist -- Oakland, California
    - West Lakeview Liquors -- Chicago, Illinois

    Thanks to all of them and thanks also to all the ones that are making this possible !

    Note: the previous threads on this were removed; threads here need to start with some solid info, not questions or rumors. So here's the info.
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  2. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Pooh-Bah (1,558) Nov 5, 2013 Virginia

    One of the best days of the year! I feel bad for the south though. Looks like a lot of Southerners would have to do some travelling.
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  3. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    Pardon my ignorance if this is something I should know, but could someone please explain Zwanze day to me?
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  4. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) May 7, 2015 Michigan
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  5. DrippingI

    DrippingI Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Indiana

    In short, each year, Cantillon puts out a special beer that is tapped around the world all on one special day; Zwanze Day. It's only on tap, though I believe they do bottle a little bit that's only available at the brewery. Each year tends to be a different beer than years past, which makes going to one of the designated places to try it all that much special. Plus, at least it is for the Chicago location, most places will also break out some other special beers either on tap and/or in bottles. It's a cool experience to be had and I'd highly recommend going to the closest location if you have the time.
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  6. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky

    Just a further reminder that it really is quite a thing to have a top tier bar like Holy Grale around.
  7. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    Sounds like a really cool idea even though that is not the type of beer I usually enjoy. I hope you and everyone else have a great time and thanks for teaching me something new today. Cheers!
  8. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Pooh-Bah (1,897) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Looking domestically, if you had your choice, which location would you hit up? Thinking combo of least likely to be a shitshow or involve being in line before dawn and potential for other Cantillon beers to be cracked open at non-outrageous (for Cantillon) prices.
  9. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey

    I'd hit up the two that are in NYC! Fool's Gold and Spuyten Duyvil. :slight_smile:
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  10. Sechrist

    Sechrist Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2013 Oregon

    Portland was pretty laid back. 50 people in line when the doors opened but after everyone got their initial pours you could freely get another pour if you liked. Both Zwanze kegs lasted into the early part of the night. I had friends from GA drive to the Holy Grale and they had a much different experience. Sounded like it was much more of a Cantillion focused event with multiple bottles being opened. That being said they waited outside very early in the morning and were the last people to get tickets to go in. Sounded like a good number of people had to be turned away.
  11. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    Need to get to this event this time around, missed it last year
  12. atorres

    atorres Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2013 Illinois

    Anyone been to the Chicago location for the event? I'm a first timer looking for any tips. I don't even know if I need a ticket beforehand:confused:
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  13. vfgccp

    vfgccp Grand Pooh-Bah (3,424) Oct 28, 2010 New York
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    I'll probably head to Fool's Gold in Manhattan with some buds.
  14. Vitacca

    Vitacca Pooh-Bah (2,034) Sep 15, 2010 Montana
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    Check WLV liquors periodically as they will release all the info on their website. $50-60 entry fee. Unlimited pours of everything except Zwanze. Vintage bottle sales. Ability to bottle share except in line. Do not wait in line as there is absolutely no need to for a 7 hour event. Come and leave as you wish. It's pretty chill Lots of skinny jeans and large black framed glasses. I'll be in a t shirt and cargo shorts. Come say hi.

    Edit: Purchase your entrance fee at the store. No pre sale tickets. No first come, first serve. We all win 9/19.
  15. atorres

    atorres Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2013 Illinois

    This post was awesome, informative, and hilarious. The "skinny jeans/glasses" comment got me! Thanks for the heads up. Do you make the trip over from Montana?
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  16. Vitacca

    Vitacca Pooh-Bah (2,034) Sep 15, 2010 Montana
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    I live in southern WI now. I grew up in the NW burbs and one of my best friends lives in Wrigleyville. I'm down there pretty often to go beer drinkin'.
  17. SDRedDevil

    SDRedDevil Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2011 California

    Oh man, that was the day that I was planning on making a Hill Farmstead run (I randomly have one day available and have never been to VT)....anyone ever been to HF for a Zwanze day event? Is it open like normal? Will I need a ticket just to visit?

  18. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Redlight Redlight baby!
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  19. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Alewiife got dumped for Fool's Gold? Too bad since Alewife is a large space with second floor with outside terrace. I know NYC got TWO locations but wish we could have had all three since Spuyten Duyvil is like a broom closet in size.
  20. AshevilleHomebrewer

    AshevilleHomebrewer Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2015 North Carolina

    I'll be in Denver that week anyway, I'll make a point to go to Zwanse Day!
  21. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Savant (1,215) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana

    How is it on Z-Day? I'm thinking about making the relatively short trip to Louisville.
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  22. dphalpin

    dphalpin Crusader (400) Jul 3, 2012 Virginia

    I highly recommend Armsby Abbey. We went last year and got there around noon, seated right away and had a blast. The staff did a great job. It was busy but really well run.
  23. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Maven (1,424) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

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  24. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Maven (1,424) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Ahh I suppose I missed my chance while living in Philly and I never took that personal invite from Tom of Monks time! lol
  25. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,489) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    Can any NC folk inform me of whether or not there has ever been a location in this state that's been host of a Zwanze day? I'm pretty sure there wasn't one in NC last year either. Just wondering if I should ever expect to attend one here or if the chances are super slim.
  26. Fahmie25

    Fahmie25 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2008 New York

    most likely patricks decision to try to bring more of a spotlight on FG since its the newest of his bars.
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  27. gspeicher

    gspeicher Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Kentucky

    It truly is world class. I'll never take it for granted.
  28. Westyn

    Westyn Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 Texas

    I won a ticket in my lottery last year to go to Jester King, but at the last minute couldn't go. I really hope I get in again this year!
  29. Sosopogi

    Sosopogi Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2013 Florida

    The Orlando event is chill and well ran. You just need to get a ticket, which seemed fairly easy experience for me.
  30. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Minnesota stiffed.
  31. JordonHoltzman

    JordonHoltzman Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 New York

    Fool's Gold it is. I live just a few blocks away. I've never been to a Zwanse event but sounds cool.
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  32. cantak

    cantak Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Last year the Iowa event sold tickets in advance. They put 4 or 5 Cantillon beers on tap and some other awesome rare beers. I bought 3 Cantillon bottles to take home. The beers were ticketed with everyone getting one pour of each. Well ran.

    I bought tickets (airplane that is) to Missouri for this year's event. Really hoping they'll do tickets as well. First come first served can be bad sometimes.
  33. GeoSteve

    GeoSteve Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2014 Maryland

    Planning on being at ChurchKey in DC. Anyone have any insight into how its run there? Planning on being there early, but is it a total shitshow trying to get in, or is it doable? Tickets in advance? Does CK typically get other Cantillon beers on tap?
  34. sgulner

    sgulner Zealot (574) Apr 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    Lord Hobo is where I will head. Anyone know if they will do ticketing or what the vibe was in the past? Hoping they have that rare new beer too, Boom Sauce :wink:
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  35. savini72

    savini72 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 Massachusetts

    I will also be heading to Lord Hobo on that day! hope they have a bit more than Boom Sauce on that day hahaah (Live right next to the brewery)
  36. Stagga_Lee

    Stagga_Lee Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    Should I hit up Lord Hobo or Armsby Abbey?
  37. kdb150

    kdb150 Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Spuyten Duyvil is ginormous (when you consider the backyard) compared to Monk's in Philly. I'd be surprised if Monk's isn't the smallest place on the list.
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  38. mungbeans

    mungbeans Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Massachusetts

    Last year Lord Hobo was packed and there was a long line to get in. If you want to do that, get there early. I heard people walked right into Armsby at close to 3pm last year.
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  39. savini72

    savini72 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 Massachusetts

    do you know if Hobo did a ticket or just set up a line? i plan on getting there rather early either way
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  40. mungbeans

    mungbeans Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Massachusetts

    Last year it was first come, first serve (so line). I have no idea what their plans are this year.
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