Zwanze Day 2016!

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Behold, this year’s Zwanze Day locations!

Anchorage Brewing Company — Anchorage, Alaska
Armsby Abbey — Worcester, Massachusetts
Avenue Pub — New Orleans, Louisiana
Bagby Beer — Oceanside, California
Beachwood BBQ — Seal Beach, California
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Barrel Cellar — Denver, Colorado
De Garde Brewing — Tillamook, Oregon
Fools Gold NY — Manhattan, New York
Green Bench Brewing Co. — St. Petersburg, Florida
Holy Grale — Louisville, Kentucky
Jester King Brewery — Austin, Texas
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery — Dexter, Michigan
Mikkeller Bar SF — San Fransisco, California
Monk’s Cafe — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Novare Res Bier Cafe — Portland, Maine
Playalinda Brewing Company — Titusville, Florida
REAL a gastropub — Honolulu, Hawaii
Russian River Brewing — Santa Rosa, California
Schera’s Restaurant and Bar — Elkader, Iowa
Seymour, the pub — Greenfield, Massachusetts
Side Project Brewing Cellar — Maplewood, Missouri
Slow Boat Tavern — Seattle, Washington
Spuyten Duyvil — Brooklyn, New York
The Sovereign — Washington D.C.
Thin Man Brewery – Buffalo, New-York
Trillium Brewing Company — Canton, Massachusetts
West Lakeview Liquors — Chicago, Illinois

This year’s Zwanze is going to be a throwback to the Framboise they were producing 30 years ago. As the name implies, it was a lambic aged on raspberries. Back in the ’80s they used fresh fruit that lost its color quickly and often made filtration difficult, so cherries were also used to help maintain some rosiness and act as a secondary filter bed beneath the raspberries. Vanilla was also added to round it out. With modern flash-freezing techniques helping to maintain color and consistency, Cantillon began producing Rosé de Gambrinus with 100% raspberries. With Zwanze 2016, Jean wanted to give a nod to the raspberry/cherry blend, but with a twist: He decided to use blueberries instead of cherries.

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