Zwanze Day 2016

Discussion in 'New England' started by RKing44, Aug 10, 2016.

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  1. RKing44

    RKing44 Disciple (392) Mar 6, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Looks like the date is set for October 1st. A very welcomed addition and subtraction on this year's list.
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    - Armsby Abbey -- Worcester, Massachusetts
    - Hill Farmstead Brewery -- Greensboro, Vermont
    - Novare Res Bier Café -- Portland, Maine
    - Trillium Brewing Co. -- Canton, Massachusetts
     
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  2. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (196) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Interesting that Lord Hobo is off the list. Say what you will about Lannigan, he always seemed to have a ton of enthusiasm for Cantillon and Zwanze. Had a couple of great Zwanze Days at that bar.

    Any hints on what's different about the Framboise from Rosé de Gambrinus?
     
  3. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (954) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    looks like 82% raspberries, 18% bluberries, and .05% vanilla (from the label)
     
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  4. wehaveamap

    wehaveamap Initiate (181) Jan 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Wow, losing lord hobo sucks. Really big bummer to lose the one public transit accessible spot in New England. Not worth a commuter rail ride to worcester for me.
     
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  5. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,556) Sep 2, 2012 Texas
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    It's in the spirit of the one from 1986. "The 1986 label states that this beer contains 75% framboise, 25% kriek, and 0.05% vanilla. This is the only Cantillon beer known to have vanilla." So they are doing it similar. Should be tasty
     
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  6. RKing44

    RKing44 Disciple (392) Mar 6, 2012 Massachusetts
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    A shuttle from University Ave. would be amazing.
     
  7. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Devotee (419) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts
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    You're insane. It's absolutely 100% worth it
     
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  8. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (222) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Too each their own. I would suspect the event will be ticketed...otherwise it could be chaos in that office park.
     
  9. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Aspirant (219) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Hopfully Trillium and Armsby are ticketed. It really needs to move in that direction. It's been getting messier and messier for a few years now.
     
  10. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Devotee (456) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Yes but not a bad uber ride

    Tickets will be hard for this one... assuming it's ticketed that is
     
  11. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Devotee (419) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Armsby said they've move to ticketed this year after last year. The place was beyond packed and people were in the service hallway for the toast......
     
  12. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (954) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I think I'd give up the ease of public transit than deal with LH anymore. There's always a massive turn-out with no organization to ease the process like ticketing or something. I wouldn't mind waiting in the bar until 3 if the draft list wasn't so mediocre when compared to other places.
     
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  13. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (171) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts
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    What is the deal between Trillium and Hobo? Is there beef?
     
  14. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    Don't care, Trillium makes the juice blankets. Lord Hobo is a cool bar. The world keeps spinning.
     
  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (615) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    When I read this, in my head it was in Seinfeld's voice.
     
  16. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (704) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    List says "1 more place to be confirmed." So, perhaps Lord Hobo missed the newsletter?
     
  17. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,556) Sep 2, 2012 Texas
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    Would be very surprised to see another New England spot get it, but who knows
     
  18. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (615) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Well it IS the capital of the beer world these days...:wink:
     
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  19. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,556) Sep 2, 2012 Texas
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    No argument from me there, but I have a feel JVR is wanting to spread it out a bit more
     
  20. noob

    noob Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2004 Massachusetts

    Never forget: No line, no waiting for the first Zwanze Day at Hobo. That was awesome. It was a big group of people coming together to celebrate Cantillon.
     
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  21. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (615) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Ha, well, I was mostly joking. There's great beer everywhere, there just happens to a lot of highly rated IPAs/beers in New England.

    But without opening up that can of worms, I agree, it will likely be spread around more. I assume this is the same amount of locations in New England as last year? (with Trillium replacing Lord Hobo)
     
  22. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (615) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    If you want to go further back, I've heard there was a time Cantillon collected dust on the shelves here in the US.
     
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  23. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (484) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Maybe Cantillon didn't want to support Lord Hobo's markups.

    Stumbled into the last pours at Armsby last year. If I can get tix, will be there again this year.
     
  24. noob

    noob Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2004 Massachusetts

    Like when Redbones had Lou Pepe on for $5 a pint?

    The only reason I can think about the change to Trillium is the size of the venue.
     
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  25. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (615) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    When was that? I went there a number of years back (back when people cared about this beer more) and they were selling Abyss in pints.

    It's also possible with the brewery being run in tandem, pulling together an event like this was too much this year (I don't think that's the case, just spit balling). Or, they're pushing it off until next year when the tap room is further renovated and simply have it there.

    I actually have a fuzzy memory of them saying they wanted to move it to Woburn, but I could just be making this up.
     
  26. bla211

    bla211 Initiate (168) Mar 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Not sure what you are talking about here
     
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  27. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (615) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I'm saying it's possible putting together a Zwanze Day is a lot of money/time, that they simply don't have due to having a brewery on top of a bar. As I said, I don't think that's the case, just searching for reasons why they're not on the list this year.

    I also remember something along the lines of Daniel saying that they would hold future Zwanze Days at the Lord Hobo Brewery itself, because there's far more space. But last I heard, they were still upgrading the facility, so perhaps it's not completely ready for an event like that.

    I could also be wrong and I am confusing this memory with another.
     
  28. Sheppard

    Sheppard Crusader (754) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    From what I've heard, there have been quite a few moves from bar to brewery, so it might not be anything personal, but rather an initiative by Cantillon to move the event to breweries. For example, a bar in Portland lost hosting to De Garde, which isn't anywhere near Portland. It might just be a thing that's happening.
     
  29. WarbyJones

    WarbyJones Initiate (176) Jan 11, 2014 Maine
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    A bar in Portland, ME however is still hosting
     
  30. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,556) Sep 2, 2012 Texas
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    There are definitely a few bars that probably aren't going to have to worry about losing their hosting duties anytime soon including Novrae Res (Portland) Spuyten Duyvil (Brooklyn) and Avenue Pub (New Orleans) as JVR knows all of the owners personally and very well
     
  31. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Devotee (419) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Doubtful because LHBC is the size of like 5 airplane hangars so they could have hosted it there...
     
  32. Sheppard

    Sheppard Crusader (754) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I didn't say all bars are losing it or were going to lose it. It just seemed to be a bit of a trend. We'll see if that changes in the future. I don't think the bars @Dicers mentioned are going to lose it.

    And JVR knows Daniel too. I've seen JVR with Daniel at Hobo...
     
  33. kinopio

    kinopio Disciple (325) Apr 30, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Does anyone know if Daniel is a co owner of Moeder Lambic in Brussels? He said that to me a couple years ago(unless I misheard) but I've never seen it mentioned anywhere else. Obviously that is a strong connection since Moeder is basically the Cantillon bar.
     
  34. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Devotee (419) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Doubt it...
     
  35. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (704) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Buffalo is another example of this: Blue Monk to Thin Man Brewery, among others
     
  36. jbart

    jbart Initiate (177) Oct 2, 2004 Massachusetts

    Blue Monk in Buffalo has closed.
     
  37. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (704) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Ya. I believe some of fellas went over to Thin Man + they held the Struise/Blue Monk release there
     
  38. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (615) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Does anyone know what the lines are like at Novare Res for tickets? And can you pick up tickets and then come back in the afternoon for the 3 pm tapping?
     
  39. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    Good question. My wife and I would love to go and always enjoy the deck. The change this year is we'd have our well behaved 11 month old girl with us. I'd take one for the team and just have the tapping pour and let my wife have the fun tasting others but not sure if it's just too nuts to go with a little one on the deck for this event

    If that's the case it might be a chance to ask moms and dad for a sitter day(which we hardly do) :slight_smile:

    Any insight is appreciated.
     
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  40. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (386) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    He is. I confirmed this when I visited Cantilon last year.
     
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