We are excited Yazoo has been selected as a host location for Cantillon’s Zwanze Day 2019! Big thanks to Cantillon and Shelton Brothers for the opportunity to bring this amazing event to Tennessee for the very first time! We’ve got all the ticket and event info for you!
What is Zwanze Day? The idea behind Zwanze Day is to offer an opportunity for as many people as possible to try both rare and “regular” Cantillon lambics plus allow brewer Jean van Roy to release an experimental, limited quantity beer. The website Lambic.info says “the word zwanze in the Brussels dialect refers to a semi-sarcastic style of humor. That sense of humor is often reflected in the experimental nature of the beers, which are not always the most traditional of lambics.”
Here are some notes from Jean Van Roy about this year’s Zwanze beer:
“The beer for this year’s Zwanze was brewed in March 2016 and kegged January 26, 2018.
Contrary to past Zwanze beers, this beer is not the result of a special blend or the addition of a special fruit, but of a wholly unique brew.
On March 1, 2016, we brewed a smoked Lambic using a blend of classic pilsner malt and smoked malt.
Rather than taking the beer to an extreme, we looked instead to find a balance between the acidic character of Lambic and the woodiness of the smoked malt.
The result is a fine Gueuze with the classic notes of a Cantillon, complemented by an elegant smokiness in the nose and on the palate.”
Cantillon Zwanze Day At Yazoo What to Expect:
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 12pm to 5pm (Check in and wristband distribution will begin at 11:30am)
Where: Yazoo Brewing Company 900 River Bluff Drive Madison, TN 37115.
We will have a private area for the Zwanze fun!
Worldwide Zwanze Toast Time: 2pm CST
Tickets: $75 each, 1 per person and are limited to 185 total. This guarantees you a nice pour of the 2019 Zwanze beer and a 2019 Zwanze glass.
In addition to the Zwanze beer Jean has also sent these additional Cantillon kegs:
Rose de Gambrinus
St Lamvinus Grand Cru
The lambic fun doesnt stop with those 6 incredible Cantillon beers. We are excited to also pour rare lambic from Drie Fonteinen and Tilquin along with special beers from our own Embrace The Funk series, De la Senne, Jester King, Crooked Stave, Jolly Pumpkin and more to be announced in the coming weeks!
Food: Food is not included in the ticket price, however we will have some wonderful food trucks on site, plus select offerings in our taproom.
Shirt: We have designed a special Cantillon & Yazoo shirt to celebrate this historic event! These are available as an add on to pre-order with a Zwanze ticket. Right now we are planning to print only 100 of these rad shirts. You must pre-order to guarantee one.