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Cantillon Zwanze Day 2015 Locations Revealed

cantillon-zwanze-day-2015The locations for Cantillon Zwanze Day 2015 have officially been revealed by the brewery. Check out the list below and mark your calendars for Saturday, September 19!

– The Dutch Trading Company — Perth

– Tribaun — Innsbruck

– Moeder Lambic Fontainas — Brussels
– Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles — Brussels
– Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon – Arlon
– Rose Red — Brugge

– Dieu du Ciel — Montréal, Québec
– barVolo — Toronto, Ontario
– Biercraft – Vancouver, British Columbia

– Olbutikken — Copenhagen

– La Fine Mousse — Paris
– La Capsule — Lille

– Stadin Panimo Baari — Helsinki

– Café Herman — Berlin

– Kings Arms — London
– Kernel Brewery — Bermondsey
– Six° North — Aberdeen

– Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà — Rome
– The Dome — Nembro
– Sherwood Pub — Nicorvo
– The Drunken Duck — Quinto Vicentino
– Ristopub Margherita — Quartu Sant’Elena
– Ottavonano — Atripalda

– Brussels Otemachi – Tokyo
– Dolphin’s Umeda– Osaka

– De Bierkoning — Amsterdam

– Nogne O — Grimstad

– Masia Agullons — Sant Joan de Mediona

– Akkurat — Stockholm

– Erzbierschof — Zurich

– Anchorage Brewing Co. — Anchorage, Alaska
– Apex — Portland, Oregon
– Armsby Abbey — Worcester, Massachusetts
– Avenue Pub — New Orleans, Louisiana
– Bagby Beer — Oceanside, California
– Beachwood BBQ — Seal Beach, California
– Blue Monk — Buffalo, New York
– Brouwer’s Café — Seattle, Washington
– ChurchKey — Washington, D.C.
– Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar — Denver, Colorado
– Fool’s Gold — Manhattan, New York
– Hill Farmstead Brewery — Greensboro, Vermont
– Holy Grale — Louisville, Kentucky
– Jester King Brewery — Austin, Texas
– Lord Hobo — Cambridge, Massachusetts
– Monk’s Café — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
– Novare Res Bier Café — Portland, Maine
– REAL a Gastropub — Honolulu, Hawai’i
– Redlight Redlight — Orlando, Florida
– Russian River Brewing — Santa Rosa, California
– Schera’s — Elkader, Iowa
– Side Project Cellar — Maplewood, Missouri
– Spuyten Duyvil — Brooklyn, New York
– The Birch – Norfolk, Virginia
– The Trappist — Oakland, California
– West Lakeview Liquors — Chicago, Illinois

Avery III Dolia Bottle Release Jul. 12

Avery-III-DoliaAnother limited brewery-only release coming your way via Avery Brewing Company. III Dolia is next up in the Barrel-Aged Series, dropping at 11am on Sunday, July 12.

This is a blended sour ale aged in “the rarest and most expensive barrels” the brewery has ever used. Here’s the breakdown:

44% aged in Madeira barrels
31% aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels
25% aged in Carcavelos barrels

The details:

  • $12 per 12oz bottle
  • Limit 12 per person
Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.

AleSmith Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout Bottle Sale Jul. 13

Barrel-Aged-SpeedwayThe 20th anniversary celebration continues on for San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Company, this time with a fresh installment of Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout. This will stick to their familiar online Brown Paper Tickets release format, beginning Monday, July 13 at 11am PST.

The details:

  • $29.97 per 750mL bottle
  • Limit 4 per person
  • Bottles MUST be retrieved during tasting room hours from Saturday, July 18th – Sunday, August 30th
  • Proxies are allowed – MUST be designated as “pickup person” during online purchase
  • Check out all the fine print here

Commercial description:

We’ve matured our Russian Imperial Stout in premium bourbon barrels to create the perfect blend of flavors. Notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon add another level of complexity to this beer’s already massive flavor profile of chocolate, Ryan Bros. coffee, and roasted barley. Designed to be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle for years to come, this special release is a truly unique beer that is as smooth as it is rare.

AleSmith Brewing Company is located at 9366 Cabot Drive in San Diego, CA.

Crooked Stave Apple Whiskey Nightmare on Brett Release Today

crooked-stave-nightmare-on-brettThe nightmare returns! Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett aged in Leopold Bros Apple Whiskey Barrels is finally here, landing in the taproom on Wednesday, July 8 at 6pm. This will be a brewery-exclusive release – don’t expect to see these hit distribution.

Pricing and bottle limits are still TBD.

Commercial description:

Nightmare on Brett aged in Apple Whiskey Barrels (9.666% ABV) is a LIMITED release of our barrel aged Dark Sour Ale. We aged our Dark base beer in Apple Whiskey Barrels from Leopold Brothers for nearly 22 months with our mixed culture of Brettanomyces yeast and bacteria.

Crooked Stave is located at 3350 Brighton Blvd in Denver, CO.


Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience #14 On Sale Jul. 8

Hill Farmstead Civil DisobedienceCivil Disobedience #14 is ready to roll, hitting the Hill Farmstead Brewery retail shelf on Wednesday, July 8 at noon. This is a blend of various beers and barrels from Summer 2012 through Summer 2013, consisting primarily of Anna and Florence. Blended farmhouse saisons to the face!

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person

Hill Farmstead Brewery is located at 403 Hill Road in Greensboro, VT.

Tired Hands Astral Plane Bottle Release Jul. 12

Tired-Hands-Astral-PlaneYou’ve been waiting for the next Tired Hands bottle release – now the time is here! Astral Plane will hit the Fermentaria on Sunday, July 12 (note there will not be bottles at the brewcafe). Tickets will be passed out at 11am and sales via the garage door will end at 3pm. If any bottles remain after this time, they will be sold at the bar inside the Fermentaria.

Astral Plane is a saison fermented and conditioned in large oak foudres with a blend of resident microflora, coming in at 7.8% ABV.

The details:

  • $14 per 500mL bottle
  • Limit 3 bottles per person
  • 800 bottles available

Tired Hands Fermentaria is located at 35 Cricket Terrace in Ardmore, PA.

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2015 Announced for Sept. 19

cantillon-zwanze-day-2015The mighty Cantillon Zwanze Day returns for 2015! This year’s worldwide celebration is slated for Saturday, September 19. Specific details about the beer and locations are expected to be revealed next week. Stay tuned!

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