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Fight Bootlegging at the Cantillon Zwanze 2011 Keg Tapping on Saturday

On Saturday, September 17 at 3pm, ChurchKey will join 19 other establishments worldwide by simultaneously tapping a single keg of Cantillon’s ever-elusive Zwanze (Vintage 2011).

The boundary-pushing Zwanze Lambics, which first came onto the scene in 2008, are some of the more innovative examples of the style out there. Each year’s Zwanze is a completely different collaborative recipe. This year, Cantillon owner and brewer, Jean Van Roy, upset by the bootlegging–and consequent price inflation–of Zwanze vintage 2010 bottles, has decided to keg a majority of the Zwanze 2011 (prior years were 80% bottled).

Van Roy has selected ChurchKey to be among the 20 bars/restaurants, brewpubs, and bottle shops across the world to serve Zwanze 2011 for Zwanze Day this year. This keg will go quickly, so if you have any inclination to try it at all, get to ChurchKey as close to 3 as possible on Saturday.

In addition at 3 pm, ChurchKey will be serving Cantillon Iris on draft.

There is no admission fee for the event, and Zwanze will be priced individually in full glass pours and in 4 oz. taster glasses.

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