CANTILLON ZWANZE DAY 2017 AT THE SOVEREIGN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD @ 11 AM
The Sovereign is incredibly honored to once again host Cantillon's Zwanze Day in 2017. The privilege of pouring their Zwanze blend each year is bestowed upon fewer than 70 locations across the entire globe, and we couldn't be more excited to showcase this year's offering on September 23rd. We'll be opening the bar and restaurant at 11 AM and--along with the other participating bars--we'll be tapping the Zwanze keg at 3 PM sharp.
This year's Zwanze blend is an homage to Jean Van Roy's youngest son, Sylvain, who will turn 18 come October. As Jean did for his older son, Florian, he is celebrating this milestone by dedicating a Zwanze beer to Sylvain. Based on Sylvain's love of iced tea, Jean decided finish two-year-old Lambic with Oolong, a semi-fermented blue-green tea sourced from the Nong Cha tea shop in the center of Brussels. The final blend is delicate and round, with notes of fruit and slight bitterness. And, since Sylvain is a huge fan of Game of the Thrones, the Zwanze 2017 graphics have been inspired by the show itself.
Though we will not be officially pouring Zwanze 2017 until 3 PM--as we share in a worldwide toast with all of the other Zwanze Day breweries, bars and bottle shops--we will be preselling tickets for pours of Zwanze 2017 right when we open at 11 AM. Do try to get to The Sovereign as close to our opening time as possible; we anticipate huge crowds and want to be sure that the first to arrive get to taste Zwanze 2017. All those with Zwanze 2017 tickets will get to taste this delicious rarity once the keg is tapped at 3PM. Additionally, all other Cantillon drafts will be available for purchase right when we open at 11 AM for Zwanze Day.
CANTILLON ZWANZE DAY 2017 DRAFT LIST:
Zwanze 2017 (Tickets available at 11 AM; Zwanze 2017 tapping at 3pm)
Cuvée St-Gilloise (Available at 11 AM)
Gueuze 100% Lambic (Available at 11 AM)
Nath (Available at 11 AM)
Saint Lamvinus (Available at 11 AM)
Vigneronne (Available at 11 AM)
THE SOVEREIGN PRESENTS...AN EVENING W/ ST. BERNARDUS & MARCO PASSARELLA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH @ 6 PM
We are extremely excited to welcome St. Bernardus to The Sovereign on Wednesday, October 4th. We will have no fewer than 8 different selections on hand from the brewery, and St. Bernardus' Sales Director, Marco Passarella, will be in the house sharing stories about their wonderful beers.
For this occasion, we're pouring bottles of St. Bernardus Abt 12 Vintage 2006, a very special 11% batch brewed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the brewery, and patiently cellared for the past 11 years. You do not want to miss this beer!
We will also be showcasing bottle pours of Abt 12 - Oak Aged, the remarkable version of this outstanding Grand Cru that's been aged for 6 months in Calvados barrels, as well as the full lineup of classic St. Bernardus offerings on draft: Abt 12, Extra 4, Pater 6, Prior 8, Tripel and Wit.
There is no admission fee for this event. All featured drafts and bottle pours will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. pours, and available right when we open at 5 pm. Marco will be on hand to chat about all things St. Bernardus beginning at 6 pm.
THE ST. BERNARDUS BOTTLE & DRAFT LIST
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Abt/ Grand Cru; Draft)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 Vintage 2006 (Abt/ Grand Cru; Bottle Pour)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Oak Aged (Abt/ Grand Cru; Bottle Pour)
St. Bernardus Extra 4 (Belgian Blond Ale; Draft)
St. Bernardus Pater 6 (Dubbel; Draft)
St. Bernardus Prior 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale; Draft)
St. Bernardus Tripel (Tripel; Draft)
St. Bernardus Wit (Witbier; Draft)