Zwanze Day @ WLV

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  1. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois


    this is what i did last year. got in line, got my glass, went and got some food and came back.
     
  2. LambicFest

    LambicFest Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Michigan

    Clickity clack mothertruckers
     
  3. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (236) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Having attended the great event at WLV last year, just thought I would throw this in here for comparison purposes - this is the information released for the event at Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA. I'm currently on the fence about attending out here. Granted, no admission price, but I would gladly pay the $50 for the glass and pours at WLV (even with taplist unannounced) compared to $6 for the glassware and $44 in pours from the beers listed below.

    From Brouwer's Cafe website:
    We have amassed 20 or so sour beers for your imbibing pleasure. Due to the nature of this event and the rarity of Zwanze, we anticipate that there will be a line, how early we don’t know. In an effort to reward those of you that line up before the doors open at 11am we are planning on handing out numbered buttons 1-140 (that you can keep) and a raffle ticket that guarantees you the ability to purchase Zwanze when we tap it at noon. The first 3 people in line will receive a special door prize. Please do not cut the line, or hold spaces in line, we will do our best to enforce line cutting, but ask that you be respectful and not engage in this behavior. All the other beers tapped in honor of this event will be available at the time that we open.
    At noon when we start pouring Zwanze we will try to deliver them in ascending order to those folks that have a ticket and a button. Please be patient with us.
    There will be Zwanze T-shirts and commemorative glassware for sale at this event. Shirts will be $20 and glassware will be $6.
    We will be pouring:
    Cantillon-- Zwanze
    Cantillon --St Gilloise
    Cantillon-- Geueze
    De Ranke-- XXX Bitter
    New Belgium-- La Folie
    Port/Lost Abbey—Red Poppy
    Port/Lost Abbey—Frambiose De Ambrosa
    Russian River—Temptation
    Cascade—The Vine
    Petrus-- Aged Pale
    Snipes-- Quincenera Andrea
    Commons/De Garde—Ortucky Common
    American Brewing-- Stupid Sexy Flanders
    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    Bokor Cuvee de Jacobins
    Elysian Comtesse
    Elysian Krokus
    Black Raven --- Corvus Kriekus
    Bear Republic—Tartare
    And possibly a few others that are yet to be determined…
     
  4. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    i just realized lansman isn't from chicago o_O

    Kudos for contributing more to the great lakes than some of us homers do :cool:
     
  5. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (236) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Just moved out of Chicago at the end of June. :( Chicago is sorely missed, though Seattle is nice in its own right.
     
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  6. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Wait, wtf? How did I miss this shit? You living up north of Seattle and working for Boeing or what? I gotta get out there now.
     
  7. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (236) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Living in Seattle now, working up north a bit, yes. And yes, our 07-12 Abyss vert and 08-13 Darkness vert awaits your visit my friend.
     
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  8. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

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  9. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (193) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Don't forget to mention that it was professionally bartended last year by the gentlemen from FFF.

    EDIT: They also DJ'd the music at the Roscoe Village Pub, which was an extra special treat.
     
  10. kodt

    kodt Devotee (485) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois


    Does most of it go on tap at noon? Can you show up and just get a few drafts without getting the $50 glass for the Zwanze pour?
     
  11. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    It was spaced out incredibly well throughout the day. Most notably some of Laffler's creations went on later in the day around 6 or 7pm. I showed up after Zwanze was kicked and still had a great time.
     
  12. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois


    you've got to get the glass. afaik, they don't sell the drafts a la carte. and yes, they are spaced out over the course of the day between wlv itself and the bar across the street.
     
  13. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois


    laura comes to mind. one of my favourite laffler creations for sure.
     
  14. kodt

    kodt Devotee (485) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Ok cool so the $50 glass gets you a pour of Zwanze and Iris and then the other drafts you pay per each?
     
  15. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    No, ALL of it is included.
     
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  16. kodt

    kodt Devotee (485) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Damm, well I think I could only stay until 2:30 but that seems worth it.
     
  17. justinpatton

    justinpatton Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2013 Illinois

    Can you get into the store or bar at all tomorrow without a sampling glass?
     
  18. TylerInChicago

    TylerInChicago Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 Illinois

    If I recall correctly from last year, yes you can get into the store but you can't sample any beers. I believe they weren't letting anyone without a wristband/glass in the bar across the street last year.
     
  19. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Why would you want to? Have a thing for crowds in tight spaces?
     
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  20. jakethesnake9z9z

    jakethesnake9z9z Initiate (179) Mar 5, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Was planning on bringing an Olvalde Bourbon Cask-Aged Ode and SeVIIn, but talked to the store earlier this evening, and the guy said that bringing any bottles into the store for a bottle share will not be allowed this year. Anyone else hear anything on this?
     
  21. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (832) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Damn i have to miss this again....
     
  22. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    This is probably because they will have the bottle share in the bar across the street.
     
  23. Davihaw

    Davihaw Aspirant (288) Jun 19, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm bringing some BA Speedway! Hope I get to share it with you guys!
     
  24. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (258) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Anyone on site yet? How's the line?
     
  25. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    30 in line right now.
     
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  26. Davihaw

    Davihaw Aspirant (288) Jun 19, 2012 Illinois
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    About 100 in line now
     
  27. burica2020

    burica2020 Disciple (309) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    To quote Jim lahey, there's shit winds brewin.
     
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  28. jsjames

    jsjames Initiate (160) Dec 24, 2008 Illinois
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    About 150 in line now
     
  29. BrianBo

    BrianBo Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Illinois
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    How about a picture of that line?
     
  30. willseph

    willseph Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2011 Illinois

    Real efficient release. Started right at 10, line moves fast. Not.
     
  31. jsjames

    jsjames Initiate (160) Dec 24, 2008 Illinois
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    Imagine a city block and this line is about 5 people wide and just started to turn around the block. Way too many people to fit into the store and bar.
    And it hasn't moved yet.
     
  32. bertram

    bertram Aspirant (229) Dec 18, 2010 Illinois
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    Yep, this is setting up to be a standard Chicago shitshow.
     
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  33. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (236) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    This has the chance to be very entertaining.

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  34. quinnsi

    quinnsi Aspirant (239) Nov 22, 2008 Illinois

    Please realize that this is a small liquor store handling crowds some beer fests would be envious of.
     
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  35. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    yeah i bailed. i can't imagine it being worth that line and crowd. anxiously awaiting your tales of woe.
     
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  36. drewbeerme

    drewbeerme Initiate (28) Nov 16, 2007 Illinois
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    Which is why it shouldn't be in a liquor store in the first place. Partner with an appropriate venue, sell tickets ahead of time. Done.
     
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  37. boilermakerryan

    boilermakerryan Initiate (195) Nov 8, 2011 Indiana
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    Glad I didn't do the drive then. Suppose I will just have to crack open a bottle of Cantillon that I didn't have to fight to get in honor of Z Day...
     
  38. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Ridiculous. Glad I bailed.
     
  39. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Well, I guess I should have mentioned yesterday that I heard West Lakeview Liquors burned down.
     
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  40. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,246) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    That's probably why it should be at a location that can handle the crowd.

    EDIT: sorry drewbeerme, didn't see your post.
     
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