2016 Zwanze Day at Jester King Brewery
(Austin, TX) – Jester King Craft Brewery is very honored and excited to be a site for 2016 Zwanze Day on October 1st! Zwanze Day is the one day per year when Brasserie Cantillon in Brussels, Belgium releases a very special beer simultaneously all around the world. This year’s Zwanze is authentic Belgian Lambic, refermented with raspberries and blueberries, with Bourbon vanilla beans added! A full description and explanation can be found HERE.
I’m very pleased to say that once again we’ll be donating all proceeds from Zwanze Day to the cause of Texas beer law reform. Our goal is to help make it easier for small, artisan breweries like Cantillon send their beer to Texas. Currently, very high licensing fees in Texas (~$4-7K for two years) keep small breweries out of our state.
Not only are we thrilled to be serving 2016 Zwanze this year (30L), but we’ll also have FIVE OTHER CANTILLONBEERS ON DRAUGHT!
Classic Gueuze (20L)
Iris Grand Cru (20L)
Fou Foune (20L)
Zwanze Day will run from Noon to 7pm at Jester King. Tickets to Zwanze Day are $30 and include admission, a Cantillon / Jester King Zwanze Day glass, a four ounce pour of 2016 Zwanze, cheese pairings from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, and a $15 donation to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild Legislative Committee.
Ticket holders also have the option of purchasing as many four ounce pours of Classic Gueuze, Kriek, Iris Grand Cru, Mamouche, and Fou Foune as they’d like while supplies last (limit two pours per customer at one time). Finally, ticket holders have the option of purchasing one 375ml bottle of Cantillon Gueuze and/or one 375ml bottle of Cantillon Kriek. We’ll start pouring Classic Gueuze, Kriek, Iris Grand Cru, Mamouche, and Fou Foune at Noon. 2016 Zwanze will be tapped worldwide at 2pm central.
Zwanze Day will be happening at Jester King during our regular tasting room hours. We’ll have a special area with a tent for Zwanze Day ticket holders. We’ll be permitting a bottle share once again this year for ticket holders only, and we expect everyone to be respectful of their peers and surroundings. We pride ourselves on Jester King being a relaxed, laid back setting, and we do not wish to see a bottle share interfere with this.
Two-hundred (200) tickets are available for Zwanze Day this year, and we’ll once again have a ticket lottery. Below is a link to sign up. When you sign up, please select whether you will be purchasing one or two tickets if you win the lottery. You must purchase the number of tickets you indicate. The entry period ends on Monday, September 12th at 7pm central. You will be notified whether you won or lost the lottery no later than Thursday, September 15th at 10pm central. Please note, anyone caught duplicating their entry or submitting aliases will be removed from the lottery. You must present a government ID showing you’re age 21 or older to be admitted. The name and DOB on your ID must match the information you submitted on your lottery entry.
Lottery winners will be e-mailed a code to purchase tickets and must do so by 7pm central on Monday, September 19th. Any unpurchased tickets will be randomly reassigned to persons who did not win the lottery.
LINK TO REGISTER FOR THE LOTTERY
If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail [email protected] We will only be responding to Zwanze Day inquiries sent to this e-mail address.
We look forward to this year’s Zwanze Day, and to what should be a wonderful event that helps benefit beer law reform in Texas!