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Zwanze Day Approaches

Zwanze Day Approaches

For those who are not familiar, Zwanze Day is an event created by the legendary Belgian sour brewery, Cantillon. Each year they release an extremely limited batch of a special sour beer they produced. (Yes, all Cantillon beer is quite limited in this country—but the availability of the Zwanze Day beer is much more so.) This year there will only be 59 kegs leaving the brewery and only 28 of those are coming to the States. Your only Philly area destination to get a taste of this exclusive beer will be Monks Cafe.

In typical Monks style, Tom Peters and his crew will be selling the beer completely for charity. This years Zwanze—a lambic brewed with blueberries, raspberries and vanilla—will be tapped at 3 p.m. on October 1 as part of simul-tap with 25 other bars receiving the prized beer. Along with the Zwanze keg, Monks will also be tapping four other Cantillon beers, a few vintage sours from 2010 and other world-class beers. There will also be some extremely rare bottles of various beers from Tom’s cellar for sale for takeout—be forewarned, they will be stupid-expensive but that’s because all the money is for charity—and a few raffles for some epic beer baskets.

Everything sold during the event will be cash only and all of the cash will go directly to the Fair Food SNAP program, with Monks Cafe doubling all $10 SNAP cards.  Here are the beer details:

Draft List:

2010 Lost Abbey Red Poppy
2010 Russian River Consencration
2010 Russian River Supplication
2016 Russian River Supplication
Cantillon Zwanze
Cantillon Kriek
Cantillon Mamouche
Cantillon Gueuze
Cantillon Iris Grand Cru
Captain Lawrence Flaming Fury
Allagash Farm to Face
Allagash Monmouth Red
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour
Russian River Blind Pig
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Tired Hands TBD
Russian River Damnation
DeDolle Oerbier
DeDolle Dulle Teve
DeDolle Stille Nacht
DeDolle Bos Keun
Hill Farmstead Dorothy

Raffle Baskets:

Raffle #1
$20 per ticket  *  Only 100 tickets will be sold * 100% goes to Charity

Cantillon
1.5 Liter     2011   Gueuze +2+3+4
750ml    1998   Lu Pepe Gueuze
750ml   2007   Blabar
750ml  2013   Assemblage de L’Amitie
750ml    2000   Fou Foune
750ml    2016   Lambic D’Aunis
375ml   2008   Cuvée Monk’a Café

Raffle #2
$20 per ticket  *  Only 100 tickets will be sold * 100% goes to Charitynly 100 tickets will be sold

Russian River Brewing Company
3 Liter      Batch 4   Temptation
3 Liter      Batch 5  Supplication
3 Liter     Batch 8  Concecration

Raffle #3
$20 per ticket  *  Only 100 tickets will be sold * 100% goes to Charity

Allagash Brewing Company
6 Liter Tripel
6 Liter  Curieux  2012
PNC Broken Elevator Test Blend (only 4 bottles made of this blend)
Coolship Cerise spontaneous ferment and aged in oak w/cherries
Farm to Face brewed with peaches
James and Julie Sour Brown Ale
Evora aged in brandy barrels
Nancy brewed with cherries
Tiarna oak barrel aged
Golden Brett oak aged
Midnight Brett
Vagabond Ale

Raffle #4
$20 per ticket  *  Only 100 tickets will be sold * 100% goes to Charity

Belgian Breweries
6 Liter    Petrus Pale Ale
6 pack + 2 glasses      Westvleteren
1.5 Liter     1999   Chimay Grand Reserve

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