Monday, August 27, 2018

Zwanze Day at Jolly Pumpkin Is September 29

Good news, fellow beer dorks! Zwanze Day is returning to the NULL Taphouse Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales + Kitchen September 29.

For the third year running, Brasserie Cantillon in Brussels (the city, not the sprouts) has chosen Jolly Pumpkin in Dexter as one of the few, the proud, the sites to host this unique, global event. (If you don’t know what Zwanze Day is or why it’s a big deal, you can read about the past two years’ events here and here.)

Tickets are $100 ($10 for designated driver) and include a commemorative glass and 20 drink tickets (pours are 4 oz). Beers will be available from plenty of awesome breweries, many of whom are not normally seen here in Michigan. The list thus far:

  • 18th Street Brewery
  • Allagash Brewing Co.
  • Arbor Brewing Co.
  • Bagby Beer Co.
  • Beer Lab HI
  • Big Island Brewhaus
  • Birds Fly South Ale Project
  • Brasserie Cantillon
  • Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
  • Burial Beer Co.
  • Casey Brewing and Blending
  • Cloudburst Brewing
  • Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
  • E9 Brewery
  • El Segundo Brewing
  • Fonta Flora Brewery
  • Garden Path Fermentation
  • Gigantic Brewing Co.
  • Gueuzerie Tilquin
  • Hill Farmstead Brewery
  • Holy Mountain Brewing Co.
  • HOMES Brewery
  • Honolulu Beer Works
  • Jackie O's Brewery
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
  • Koholā Brewery
  • Lanikai Brewing Co.
  • Maui Brewing Co.
  • Monkish Brewing Co.
  • Noble Ale Works
  • North Peak Brewing Co.
  • Off Color Brewing
  • Other Half Brewing Co.
  • Revelry Brewing Co.
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
  • Scratch Brewing Co.
  • Stillwater Artisanal
  • Speciation Artisan Ales
  • The Lost Abbey
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Tired Hands Brewing Co.
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • Waikiki Brewing Co.
  • Yazoo Brewing Co.

Merchandise and food (including vegetarian options) will be available for sale on-site, and gates open at 2:12 p.m., with last call coming at 6:30. The event is outside in the Jolly Pumpkin back lot and will go on rain or shine, but there’s a tent so don’t worry about bringing your poncho. The special Cantillon Zwanze beer begins pouring at 2:45 (first come, first served), and the Zwanze toast is at 3.

You can get more information and buy tickets here. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Peace Neighborhood Center.

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