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April 20th, Cantillon Zwanze Day

April 20


We are so honored and excited to host our very first Zwanze Day on April 20th at Bottlecraft Little Italy!

Here is a bit more about this year’s Zwanze beer, from Jean Van Roy of Brasserie Cantillon:
“A little over a year ago, we were in Brittany to submerge a few dozen bottles of Gueuze in the sea. In collaboration with Sylvain, an abalone farmer in Finistère, these bottles continue to ferment at a depth of 10 meters in the company of his charming creatures. To feed them, Sylvain brings up the cages every month to add various types of algae for the mollusks to feed on. We tasted these same algae in tartare, and the idea came to us to try them in maceration with Lambic to create a connection between the brewery and Sylvain’s company. After several attempts, it turned out that seaweed, specifically the sea lettuce, gave the best result. The beer is, of course, very different from the fruity, vinous, or floral tastes traditionally found in our products. This Zwanze 2024 exudes aromas of exotic fruits; its taste has notes of iodine with a slightly salty side reminiscent of oysters. In short, a beer quite different from what we are used to discovering at Cantillon, a true Zwanze!” Cheers!


April 20


Bottlecraft Little Italy
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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