Release Zwanze Day (2018) Locations

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by M-Fox24, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (785) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Here the final list with all locations for the Zwanze Day on 29th of September 2018.
    Welcome to Brasil, China, Poland and Russia!

    • To be decided...
    • To be decided

    • Tribaun, Innsbruck

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

    • Alto Emporio dos Pinheiros, Sao Paulo

    • Dieu du Ciel, Montréal, Québec
    • Birreria Volo, Toronto, Ontario
    • Bells and Whistles, Vancouver, British Columbia

    • Beer&Barrel谷木, Shanghai

    • Himmeriget, Copenhagen

    • La Fine Mousse, Paris
    • La Capsule, Lille
    • Brasserie du Mont-Salève, Neydens
    • Au Poêle de la Bête, Toulouse
    • Le Sur Mesure, Nantes

    • Café Herman, Berlin
    • Mon Petit Café, Stuttgard

    Great Britain
    • The Clink, Birmingham
    • Six° North, Aberdeen
    • Moor Beer, Bristol
    • Beermerchants Tap, London
    • The Pilcrow, Manchester

    • Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà, Roma
    • The Dome, Nembro
    • LambicZoon, Milano
    • The Drunken Duck, Quinto Vicentino
    • Ristopub Margherita, Quartu Sant’Elena
    • Ottavonano, Atripalda
    • Storie di Pinte, Bologna
    • Birre & Mondo Crudele, Crema
    • Storie di Pinte, San Lazzaro

    • To be decided
    • To be decided
    • To be decided

    • De Bierkoning, Amsterdam

    New Zealand
    • Garage Project, Wellington

    • Mikkeler Bar Warsaw, Warsaw

    • Eric the Red, Moscow

    • Masia Agullons, Sant Joan de Mediona

    • Zum Franziskaner, Stockholm

    • Bière Café Au Trappiste, Bern

    United States
    • Alewife - Long Island City, New York
    • American Solera – Tusla, Oklahoma
    • Armsby Abbey - Worcester, Massachusetts
    • Avenue Pub - New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Bagby Beer - Oceanside, California
    • Beachwood BBQ - Seal Beach, California
    • Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar - Denver, Colorado
    • De Garde Brewing - Tillamook, Oregon
    • Fonta Flora Brewery – Morganton, North Carolina
    • Holy Grale, Louisville - Kentucky
    • Jester King Brewery - Austin, Texas
    • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Dexter, Michigan
    • Lord Hobo – Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • The Masonry Fremont – Seattle, Washington
    • Mikkeller Bar SF - San Fransisco, California
    • Monk’s Café - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Novare Res Bier Café - Portland, Maine
    • The Porter Beer Bar - Atlanta, Georgia
    • Redlight Redlight – Orlando, Florida
    • Russian River Brewing - Santa Rosa, California
    • Schera’s Restaurant and Bar - Elkader, Iowa
    • Seymour - Greenfield, Massachusetts
    • Side Project Brewing Cellar - Maplewood, Missouri
    • St. Somewhere Brewing Co. – Tarpon Springs, Florida
    • The Sovereign - Washington D.C.
    • Spuyten Duyvil - Brooklyn, New York
    • Thin Man Brewery – Buffalo, New-York
    • West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago, Illinois
  2. thetomG

    thetomG Devotee (458) Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    anyone here ever attended Zwanze @ Masia Agullons in Spain? I'll be in Barcelona at that time & looking for advice/suggestions regarding transit (likely have to rent a car I'm guessing) and lodging in the area...

  3. Poostar33

    Poostar33 Initiate (26) May 8, 2017 Arkansas

    American Solera :sunglasses: Here is to hoping that I might actually be able to attend it this year. I am a Solera Society Member but I do not think they are giving any priority to members on this event.
  4. Thirst_trappist

    Thirst_trappist Initiate (188) Jan 18, 2016 Florida

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  5. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,712) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I'll be racing that day and on the side of the state with Side Project.... very, very tempting.
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  6. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Aspirant (282) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky

    Glad to see Holy Grale back on the list!
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  7. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (492) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Back to Lord Hobo. No thanks
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  8. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (44) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois

    If you can nab tickets it's absolutely worth it. The last two years of SP Zwanze have been our favorite beer fests we've been to.
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    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Another year of wishing they'd move it to Beer Temple or another Chicago location that isn't West Lakeview, and another year of disappointment. Expected but obnoxious nonetheless. I'll unfortunately be missing this year anyway, though, so it ultimately doesn't matter. Great fest when it's put on elsewhere, though. Cantillon never disappoints.
  10. bouncepass

    bouncepass Disciple (375) Oct 3, 2006 California

    I happened to be in Copenhagen for last year's Zwanze Day, and it was amazing. First, I rolled into Himmeriget around 10 pm and I kid you not, there was NO WAIT. Zero. Went right up to the bar and ordered a Zwanze beer (which lasted through the entire evening), and found a place to sit within a few minutes. My drinking companions and I proceeded to try a bunch of bottles from their special Zwanze day list. By midnight, there were even empty seats.

    There's a good chance I'll never have a better beer drinking night for my entire life. The fact that it was so relaxing made it easy to have fun and not worry about jostling for space, or waiting in line for your next beer, or wonder if they're going to run out of whatever. Highly recommended.
  11. Crim122

    Crim122 Aspirant (222) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    Would be cool if they do this at Fonta Floras new location.
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  12. Justin1686

    Justin1686 Initiate (136) Aug 4, 2014 New York

    Alewife over Fools gold?!? Same owner I know, but.. damn, fools gold is like 6 blocks and walking distance. Still quite looking forward to it.
  13. riegler

    riegler Initiate (75) Apr 30, 2015 Iowa

    Still impressed that year after year, Schera's in the little town of Elkader, IA (Pop. 1200) is on the list!
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  14. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Disciple (318) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont

    Will be in Stuttgard for Oktoberfest. This is the cherry on top! Mon Petit Cafe, here I come! Anyone been to this bar?

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    It's too bad they've been overselling the fest the last few years. It's way too crowded and annoying in there. Such a cool location, such great guys that run the place, and obviously still a great fest, but it could be better if they sold fewer tickets.
  16. riegler

    riegler Initiate (75) Apr 30, 2015 Iowa

    I'll take your word for it as I've never been. That's too bad though. Guess I should've gone the first year they had it. Kind of like how I wished I'd gone to some of the first TG releases before they became global events haha. I dont even attempt to get tickets to those

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    I think it is still worth your time. It is not wall-to-wall people, just more than I think is comfortable. Your opinion may vary, and it still manages to be a pretty fun event with excellent beers regardless.
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  18. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,243) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    The Crooked Stave Zwanze events are probably the best events they have ever run. Not a fan of them holding back all the lambics for a single day, but is IS a damn good time.
  19. zid

    zid Savant (904) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    Didn't you get the email?!? Cantillon sent one to every beer geek in NYC asking where they lived and worked so that they wouldn't have to take the subway. Check your spam folder. :wink:
  20. OakvilleKGB

    OakvilleKGB Initiate (74) Dec 3, 2015 Missouri

    HIGHLY recommend this if you can get a ticket! Crazy pours last year and you got the opportunity for Tete v15 :slight_smile:
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  21. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    Can you purchase bottles? Or is only for on location consumption. Considering the Washington DC one
  22. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    Also, will there be more than just that one beer going around .Whether bottle or glass? Thanks in advance
  23. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (44) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois

    Zwanze is on site only at all the events
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    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    This is up to the specific locations. They all run things differently. What won't change is that the Zwanze beer is always draft-only (it has been bottled in the past, and may be this time, but those bottles are kept by Cantillon for on-site to my knowledge, so you won't see any bottles Stateside).

    I have been to two locations for Zwanze, so I'll tell you that my experience is that there will be other Cantillon beers (and other high-end beers from other breweries) on draft besides Zwanze in addition to the opportunity to buy take-home bottles of Classic Gueuze, Rosé de Gambrinus, Kriek, and even some higher-end Cantillon bottles (plus some Drie Fonteinen bottles, too). This is not a guarantee from year to year, and I certainly can't speak for the DC location since I have never been there. Hopefully someone that has been to that specific location can attest to their experience.
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  25. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    Good enough info for me, thank you very much! I will call up the place and ask
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  26. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (785) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Zwanze 2009 is the exception to the rule: Mamouche

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    But did it get sent Stateside as Zwanze around Zwanze time, or did it get sent later as Mamouche? I was talking explicitly about the Zwanze, not when/if it gets an actual name and consistent release.
  28. Snakebreedlove

    Snakebreedlove Initiate (89) Aug 5, 2013 California

    Does anyone have any info on the Zwanze events in Belgium? Are they ticketed or is there certain locations better than others.
  29. beer_biddley_beer

    beer_biddley_beer Initiate (15) Jun 11, 2018 New York

    I don't think most locations stateside offer bottles to go as the drops they get are so small (I do not know this for certain, though- so it never hurts to ask...)

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    As I stated above, both of the locations I have visited over the last several years attending have had to-go bottles. It doesn't mean they will this year, but it has happened with consistency in the past. Obviously different locations vary completely in how they run things, though.
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  31. rejtable

    rejtable Initiate (61) Apr 20, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    Watching... I’ll be in Brussels that day...

    From what I gather the moeder locations are ticketed but I’m not clear on how/if a non-bruxellois can access a ticket.
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  32. jpbolton

    jpbolton Initiate (95) Nov 24, 2015 Iowa

    Having done Zwanze at both Side Project and in Elkader, IA the Elkader one is not worth the money while the Side Project one is worth twice the price.
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  33. OakvilleKGB

    OakvilleKGB Initiate (74) Dec 3, 2015 Missouri

    The Side Project Zwanze Day 2017 was easily the best festival I have been to. More beer than can be drank with plenty of staffing! Great setup that is somewhat spread out but compact.
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    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    The Elkader one is still good if you aren't lucky enough to get to go to the Side Project one.
  35. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (785) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey

    2018 Blend:


    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (762) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    This makes me so disappointed that I'll be missing out this year.
  37. beergorrilla

    beergorrilla Meyvn (1,212) Feb 21, 2012 Michigan

    Went to jolly pumpkin location last year for zwanze day one of the best beer fests ive ever been to beer selection was insane and extremely well organized,hardly any lines at all. If you can make it i highly recomend cant wait for this years event
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  38. quinncallahan

    quinncallahan Initiate (42) Apr 5, 2016 Pennsylvania

    Damn I'll be in Colorado.

    Therefore i'll miss the Monk's Cafe madness!
  39. DJ-Hophead

    DJ-Hophead Meyvn (1,368) May 28, 2015 United Kingdom (England)

    Justin from Moor comes up trumps again :stuck_out_tongue::beers:
  40. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Champion (875) Feb 5, 2014 Tennessee
    Premium Trader

    How is the event there?