Three months after Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon announced that this year’s Zwanze Day would be held on Oct. 1, Jester King Brewery has released details about its event.
According to a post on the Austin-based brewery’s Facebook page, attendees of this year’s event will not only be able to enjoy a pour of Zwanze 2016, a Framboise, but will have the option of purchasing two Cantillion products, specifically 375ml bottles of both Kriek (5 percent ABV), and Gueuze (5 percent ABV.)
Tickets for the event will cost $30, with $15 of that amount donated to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild Legislative Committee and/or Open the Taps, both of which are working to loosen restrictions on breweries wanting to enter the Texas market. In addition, the tickets include a Cantillon/Jester King Zwanze Day glass, a four-ounce pour of 2016 Zwanze and cheese pairings from Austin-based Antonelli’s Cheese Shop.
Jester King is hosting a lottery for the 200 tickets, with entries being taken starting today and ending Monday, September 12th at 7pm CST. Lottery winners will be notified by 10pm CST on Thursday, Sept.15., and will have until 7pm CST on Sept. 19 to purchase tickets.
After being selected as a host site for Zwanze Day in both 2013 and 2014, Jester King gave away samples of the beer at each event since it was not legal to sell them. However, last year Jester King announced that it would not be holding its 2015 Zwanze Day until Brasserie Cantillon was approved to sell its beers in the state. The event was eventually held on April 14, 2016.