Zwanze Day 2019 Brewery List!

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Zwanze Day 2019 is almost here! We are excited to celebrate with you!

(Zwanze Day at Side Project Brewing is Sold Out.)

Remember that if you successfully purchased a ticket to Zwanze Day, all you need is your VALID PHOTO ID for admittance to Zwanze Day. (You will not receive additional emails.)

Here is our list of participating brewers:

Cantillon Zwanze 2019 + 5 additional Cantillon kegs!

Side Project Brewing

Shared Brewing

De La Senne

Russian River

Firestone Walker

The Rare Barrel

Monkish

Crooked Stave

Tired Hands

Hill Farmstead

Jester King

Half Acre

Creature Comforts

Oxbow

Jackie O’s

Resident Culture

Maine Beer Co

Narrow Gauge

Sante Adairius

The Civil Life

2nd Shift

Perennial

4 Hands

White Rooster

Casey Brewing & Blending

Off Color

The Bruery

… and Blueprint Coffee!

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A REVIEW OF ZWANZE DAY DETAILS: 

DATE: Saturday, September 28, 2019

TIME: 12pm to 5pm

(Check in begins at 11:30am, Beer starts flowing at 12pm.)

WORLDWIDE ZWANZE TOAST: 2pm Central Time

WHERE: The Parking Lot of Side Project Brewing: 7458 Manchester Avenue in Maplewood. There will be Zwanze fun going on inside & outside!

FOOD: Bolyard’s and Gus’s are back this year! Food is NOT included in the price of the ticket. Food will be available for purchase (cash or credit).

Friends of Kids with Cancer Magnum Raffle

Our raffle benefitting an amazing local organization called Friends of Kids with Cancer is returning! We will be raffling off some Magnums (and other sizes!) from Side Project and some of our Brewery Friends! 

Raffle Tickets can be purchased for $5 each, and 100% of the money raised from the raffle will benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer. The Raffle is CASH ONLY. You are welcome to purchase as many raffle tickets as you want – it is for a great cause! You must be present to win. Raffle winners will be announced at 4:30pm. 

More info about this great St. Louis organization is available here: https://www.friendsofkids.com 

 

Ticket Information:

-      Ticket includes (1) Zwanze 2019/Side Project glass

-      Ticket includes (1) small pour of Cantillon Zwanze 2019

-      Ticket includes unlimited samples of beers being poured at Zwanze Day while they last. (You are not guaranteed a pour of every single beer. Similar to a beer festival, there will be delicious beer all around & you are invited to sample whatever you want!)

-      Ticket includes (1) Bottle of a Surprise To-Go Side Project Beer! This beer is included in the price of the ticket.

-      Tickets are Non-Refundable. 

-      Tickets are Non-Transferable. 

-      Ticket Purchasers are required to be 21 years old.

-      A Valid Photo ID is required for entry into Zwanze Day.

 

Additional Information:

1.     PARKING: Parking will not be available in the Side Project Brewing parking lot due to the outdoor set up. Please do NOT park in our neighbors’ private lots and use the public parking provided by the City of Maplewood. Do not park in the CVS parking lot or any other private parking lots. The large public parking lot right next to The Side Project Cellar is available, and only about 1.5 blocks from Side Project Brewing!

2.     The Side Project Cellar will be CLOSED all day on Saturday, Sept. 28th, for our Zwanze Day celebration taking place at Side Project Brewing. (The SP Cellar will be Open regular hours 1pm to 11pm Friday, Sept. 27th.)

3.     The Side Project Brewing Tasting Room will be Closed to the Public on Saturday, Sept. 28th, and only Zwanze Day 2019 ticket holders will have access to the event from 12 to 5pm. (The Side Project Brewing tasting room will be Open regular hours 12pm to 7pm Sunday, Sept. 29th.) 

4.     We will have new Zwanze 2019 (designed by Tim Bottchen!) shirts available for purchase (Unisex Sizes XS – 3XL)

5.     Additional Zwanze 2019 glassware will be available for purchase.

6.     If you break your Zwanze Day glass, you will be given a plastic cup. You are welcome to purchase a new glass if you choose to. 

7.     To-Go Side Project and Shared Beers and merch (glassware, shirts, bottle openers, etc…) will also be available for purchase just like normal!

8.     This event will take place rain or shine. 

9.     No Refunds. 

10.    Tickets are Non-Transferable. 

11.     You must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket.

12.    Bring a valid photo ID to Zwanze Day for entrance. The purchased ticket name must match the name on your photo ID.

13.    Only folks with a Zwanze Day 2019 Ticket will be permitted in the event. Using a Designated Driver is a wonderful idea, and we invite you to do so! But please have your designated driver enjoy their afternoon elsewhere and come pick you up later due to our space constraints. We also encourage ticket purchasers to use Uber, Lyft or any taxi service. Be Smart! 

14.     There will be additional restrooms available. 

15.     Remember that appropriate “beer festival” etiquette is expected at our Zwanze Day 2019 Celebration. Please be respectful. 

16.     Still have a question? Please direct your inquiry to zwanze@sideprojectbrewing.com.

 

Yea! Thank you Cantillon and Shelton Brothers! Happy Zwanze Day!

Sulla Terra

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On August 31st, at The Brewery, we will have Shared Sulla Terra available for on-site enjoyment as well as a very limited amount of bottles available to-go.

Sulla Terra is our Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, and Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged English Barleywine. Sulla Terra is Italian for “Upon the Earth” and is our first blended Barleywine expression. As we do with Derivation, our Imperial Stout series, we are brewing multiple Barleywine recipes to age in a variety of barrels. We then explore their unique characteristics to produce a sum which is greater than the parts through our blending processes. A blend of two unique English recipes, aged in three different barrel types for 25 months, the Sulla Terra 2019 blend was spearheaded by brewer Brian Ivers and exemplifies what we believe to be a exemplary take on a Barrel-Aged English Barleywine. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

We couldn’t be more excited to share this Barleywine with you, and to showcase the expanding abilities of all of our brewers and their blending prowess. We will also have some Sulla Terra available at The Cellar for on-site enjoyment (to-go only at The Brewery) on Saturday. Thanks for reading this and supporting our tiny niche brewery and hope that you enjoy this beer which kicks off our blended Barleywine series.

Cheers.

All the Details for Zwanze Day 2019 at Side Project Brewing!

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Hello! I wanted to expand on some of the Zwanze Day 2019 information I posted Aug. 16th because it is time to start selling tickets! So here is your official post full of ALL the Zwanze Day 2019 at Side Project Brewing details. 

First, I’d like to reiterate that Side Project Brewing and The Side Project Cellar are so honored to be hosting our fifth Zwanze Day. It is so much fun and we cannot thank Cantillon and Shelton Brothers enough! Thank you!

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Here are some notes about this year’s Zwanze blend from Cantillon owner Jean Van Roy: 

“The beer for this year's Zwanze was brewed in March 2016 and kegged January 26, 2018.
Contrary to past Zwanze beers, this beer is not the result of a special blend or the addition of a special fruit, but of a wholly unique brew.
On March 1, 2016, we brewed a smoked Lambic using a blend of classic pilsner malt and smoked malt.
Rather than taking the beer to an extreme, we looked instead to find a balance between the acidic character of Lambic and the woodiness of the smoked malt.
The result is a fine Gueuze with the classic notes of a Cantillon, complemented by an elegant smokiness in the nose and on the palate.”

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ZWANZE DAY DETAILS: 

DATE: Saturday, September 28, 2019

TIME: 12pm to 5pm

(Check in begins at 11:30am, Beer starts flowing at 12pm.)

WORLDWIDE ZWANZE TOAST: 2pm Central Time

WHERE: The Parking Lot of Side Project Brewing: 7458 Manchester Avenue in Maplewood. There will be Zwanze fun going on inside & outside!

TICKETS: $110* Each ($75 Zwanze Day Ticket + $35 Side Project Beer) 

*Our Zwanze Tickets used to be $75 Total, but in the past, we've offered the surprise purchase of a fun Side Project beer during Zwanze Day! The purchasing of this beer was always a little hectic toward the end of the event, so we've decided to alleviate that craziness. The surprise beer will already be paid for - you'll only have to pick it up! Hence the $110 price - we are asking you to make one purchase all at once, instead of two separate purchases. (The Zwanze Day ticket price is non-negotiable. You cannot purchase a $75 ticket without the $35 beer.)

FOOD: Some wonderful Maplewood food vendors will be celebrating Zwanze Day with us! Food is NOT included in the price of the ticket. Food will be available for purchase (cash or credit).

BREWER LIST IN PROGRESS: We will have beer from the following breweries & more. Thank you to our dear friends from these wonderful breweries who have agreed to let us purchase their beers for our celebration!

-      Cantillon Zwanze 2019!

-      Additional Cantillon kegs!

-      Side Project

-      Shared

-      Maine Beer Co.

-      Russian River

-      Oxbow

-      Tired Hands

-      Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

-      Firestone Walker

-      Monkish

-      Off Color

-      Creature Comforts

-      de Garde

-      Hill Farmstead

-      Casey Brewing & Blending

-      The Rare Barrel

-      Jester King

… and MORE!

 

Friends of Kids with Cancer Magnum Raffle

Our raffle benefitting an amazing local organization called Friends of Kids with Cancer is returning! We will be raffling off some Magnums (and other sizes!) from Side Project and some of our Brewery Friends! 

Raffle Tickets can be purchased for $5 each, and 100% of the money raised from the raffle will benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer. The Raffle is CASH ONLY. You are welcome to purchase as many raffle tickets as you want – it is for a great cause! You must be present to win. Raffle winners will be announced at 4:30pm. 

More info about this great St. Louis organization is available here: https://www.friendsofkids.com 

 

Ticket Information:

-      Ticket includes (1) Zwanze 2019/Side Project glass

-      Ticket includes (1) small pour of Cantillon Zwanze 2019

-      Ticket includes unlimited samples of beers being poured at Zwanze Day while they last. (You are not guaranteed a pour of every single beer. Similar to a beer festival, there will be delicious beer all around & you are invited to sample whatever you want!)

-      Ticket includes (1) Bottle of a Surprise To-Go Side Project Beer! This beer is included in the price of the ticket.

-      Tickets will be sold (1) per person. If you purchase more than (1) ticket, we will cancel all your tickets and re-sell them at The Side Project Cellar. 

-      Tickets are Non-Refundable. 

-      Tickets are Non-Transferable. 

-      Ticket Purchasers are required to be 21 years old.

-      A Valid Photo ID is required for entry into Zwanze Day.

 

How Tickets will be Sold:

There will be two ways to purchase Zwanze Day 2019 Tickets: (1) Inside The Side Project Cellar & Brewery Tasting Room and (2) Online via our website: 

1.    A portion of tickets will be sold inside The Side Project Cellar and inside the Brewery Tasting Room during our Open Hours at random times on random days. We will tweet from @SideProjectCell when they are available at The Side Project Cellar. We will tweet from @SideProjectBrew when they are available in the Brewery Tasting Room. 1 ticket per person – no exceptions. You must be present with a valid ID to purchase your ticket. (AKA if you send your Aunt Betsy to purchase your ticket at The Side Project Cellar, then your Aunt Betsy gets to attend Zwanze Day, not you.)

2.    A portion of tickets will be sold online in our Side Project online shop:  http://www.sideprojectbrewing.com/shop/ There will be TWO opportunities to purchase online tickets. This is not a lottery - If you purchase a ticket before it sells out on one of the two online-selling occasions, then we will see you at Zwanze Day! We will not tweet any advanced notice, we will only tweet from @SideProjectCell when they are available for sale. 1 ticket per person – no exceptions.

-      In the past, online tickets have sold out very quickly. Please note that you may have the ticket placed in your online “cart” (along with many other people at the exact same time), but you must fully complete your transaction and receive an email confirmation to have successfully purchased an online ticket to Zwanze Day. Once you receive that confirmation email, then we were emailed your name and you successfully purchased a ticket!

-      If the Tickets say “Sold Out” in the Shop then they are currently not available for purchase. 

-      Reminder that if you purchase more than 1 ticket, we will cancel ALL your tickets.

-      Please keep in mind that we are trying to offer tickets in the fairest way we can think of while also managing the high traffic either online or inside the Brewery Tasting Room and The Side Project Cellar. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Additional Information:

1.     PARKING: Parking will not be available in the Side Project Brewing parking lot due to the outdoor set up. Please do NOT park in our neighbors’ private lots and use the public parking provided by the City of Maplewood. Do not park in the CVS parking lot or any other private parking lots. The large public parking lot right next to The Side Project Cellar is available, and only about 1.5 blocks from Side Project Brewing!

2.     The Side Project Cellar will be CLOSED all day on Saturday, Sept. 28th, for our Zwanze Day celebration taking place at Side Project Brewing. (The SP Cellar will be Open regular hours 1pm to 11pm Friday, Sept. 27th.)

3.     The Side Project Brewing Tasting Room will be Closed to the Public on Saturday, Sept. 28th, and only Zwanze Day 2019 ticket holders will have access to the event from 12 to 5pm. (The Side Project Brewing tasting room will be Open regular hours 12pm to 7pm Sunday, Sept. 29th.) 

4.     We will have new Zwanze 2019 (designed by Tim Bottchen!) shirts available for purchase (Unisex Sizes XS – 3XL)

5.     Additional Zwanze 2019 glassware will be available for purchase.

6.     If you break your Zwanze Day glass, you will be given a plastic cup. You are welcome to purchase a new glass if you choose to. 

7.     To-Go Side Project and Shared Beers and merch (glassware, shirts, bottle openers, etc…) will also be available for purchase just like normal!

8.     This event will take place rain or shine. 

9.     No Refunds. 

10.    Tickets are Non-Transferable. 

11.     You must be 21 years old to purchase a ticket.

12.    Bring a valid photo ID to Zwanze Day for entrance. The purchased ticket name must match the name on your photo ID.

13.    Only folks with a Zwanze Day 2019 Ticket will be permitted in the event. Using a Designated Driver is a wonderful idea, and we invite you to do so! But please have your designated driver enjoy their afternoon elsewhere and come pick you up later. We also encourage ticket purchasers to use Uber, Lyft or any taxi service. Be Smart! 

14.     There will be additional restrooms available. 

15.     Remember that appropriate “beer festival” etiquette is expected at our Zwanze Day 2019 Celebration. Please be respectful. 

16.     Still have a question? Please direct your inquiry to zwanze@sideprojectbrewing.com.

 

We are excited for you to join us for Zwanze Day 2019! Thank you! 

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2019 at Side Project Brewing!

Worldwide Zwanze Toast - Zwanze Day 2018 at Side Project Brewing

Worldwide Zwanze Toast - Zwanze Day 2018 at Side Project Brewing

Side Project Brewing and The Side Project Cellar are thrilled to be hosting Zwanze Day 2019! Thank you to Cantillon and Shelton Brothers!

Our Zwanze 2019 tickets are not for sale yet, but I wanted to get a little info about Zwanze Day posted since we’ve started getting some questions about this year’s event.

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Here are some notes about this year’s Zwanze blend from Cantillon owner Jean Van Roy:

“The beer for this year's Zwanze was brewed in March 2016 and kegged January 26, 2018.
Contrary to past Zwanze beers, this beer is not the result of a special blend or the addition of a special fruit, but of a wholly unique brew.
On March 1, 2016, we brewed a smoked Lambic using a blend of classic pilsner malt and smoked malt.
Rather than taking the beer to an extreme, we looked instead to find a balance between the acidic character of Lambic and the woodiness of the smoked malt.
The result is a fine Gueuze with the classic notes of a Cantillon, complemented by an elegant smokiness in the nose and on the palate.”

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ZWANZE DAY DETAILS: 

DATE: Saturday, September 28, 2019

TIME: 12pm to 5pm

(Check in begins at 11:30am, Beer starts flowing at 12pm.)

WORLDWIDE ZWANZE TOAST: 2pm Central Time

WHERE: The Parking Lot of Side Project Brewing: 7458 Manchester Avenue in Maplewood. There will be Zwanze fun going on inside & outside!

TICKETS: $110* Each ($75 Zwanze Day Ticket + $35 Side Project Beer) 

*Our Zwanze Tickets used to be $75 Total, but in the past, we've offered the surprise purchase of a fun Side Project beer during Zwanze Day! The purchasing of this beer was always a little hectic toward the end of the event, so we've decided to alleviate that craziness. The surprise beer will already be paid for - you'll only have to pick it up! Hence the $110 price - we are asking you to make one purchase all at once, instead of two separate purchases. (The Zwanze Day ticket price is non-negotiable. You cannot purchase a $75 ticket without the $35 beer.)

FOOD: Some wonderful Maplewood food vendors will be celebrating Zwanze Day with us! Food is NOT included in the price of the ticket. Food will be available for purchase.

BEER LIST: Whoop whoop! I don’t have a finalized list of breweries yet, but I can tell you we just received an incredible keg from Russian River Brewing Company this morning! YEA! We’ll definitely have plenty of Cantillon, Side Project and Shared flowing! More breweries will be announced later…

Our Friends of Kids with Cancer Magnum Raffle will return… More details to come!

More info about this great St. Louis organization is available here: https://www.friendsofkids.com

 

Ticket Information:

-      Ticket includes (1) Zwanze 2019/Side Project glass

-      Ticket includes (1) small pour of Cantillon Zwanze 2019

-      Ticket includes unlimited samples of beers being poured at Zwanze Day while they last. (You are not guaranteed a pour of every single beer. Similar to a beer festival, there will be delicious beer all around & you are invited to sample whatever you want!)

-      Ticket includes (1) Bottle of a Surprise To-Go Side Project Beer! This beer is included in the price of the ticket.

-      Tickets will be sold (1) per person. If you purchase more than (1) ticket, we will cancel all your tickets and re-sell them at The Side Project Cellar. 

-      Tickets are Non-Refundable. 

-      Tickets are Non-Transferable. 

-      Ticket Purchasers are required to be 21 years old.

-      A Valid Photo ID is required for entry into Zwanze Day.

 

How Tickets will be Sold:

There will be two ways to purchase Zwanze Day 2019 Tickets: (1) Inside The Side Project Cellar & Brewery Tasting Room and (2) Online via our website: 

1.    A portion of tickets will be sold inside The Side Project Cellar and inside the Brewery Tasting Room during our Open Hours at random times on random days. We will tweet from @SideProjectCell when they are available at The Side Project Cellar. We will tweet from @SideProjectBrew when they are available in the Brewery Tasting Room. 1 ticket per person – no exceptions. You must be present with a valid ID to purchase your ticket. (AKA if you send your Aunt Betsy to purchase your ticket at The Side Project Cellar, then your Aunt Betsy gets to attend Zwanze Day, not you.)

2.    A portion of tickets will be sold online in our Side Project online shop:  http://www.sideprojectbrewing.com/shop/ There will be TWO opportunities to purchase online tickets. This is not a lottery - If you purchase a ticket before it sells out on one of the two online-selling occasions, then we will see you at Zwanze Day! We will not tweet any advanced notice, we will only tweet from @SideProjectCell when they are available for sale. 1 ticket per person – no exceptions.

-      In the past, online tickets have sold out very quickly. Please note that you may have the ticket placed in your online “cart” (along with many other people at the exact same time), but you must fully complete your transaction and receive an email confirmation to have successfully purchased an online ticket to Zwanze Day. Once you receive that confirmation email, then we were emailed your name and you successfully purchased a ticket!

Tickets are not for sale yet! I will post a more detailed blog post soon and then you’ll know that ticket sales are on the way :) I just wanted to give everyone an update.

Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen King & the Side Project Team

Black & Wild Blend #3 Release Details : Saturday, August 3rd at The Side Project Cellar and Side Project Brewing

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On Saturday, August 3rd, we will have a new blend of Black & Wild available to-go at both locations!

After being double barrel-aged in spent Derivation barrels over the course of more than 4 years and being infused with Michigan Balaton Cherries twice, we are happy to have Blend #3 ready to share with you.

Black & Wild began as a challenge to produce a black sour that I enjoyed. For me, black wild ales and wild ales over 10% ABV often strike my palate with too much force. Black & Wild was my challenge to change things up, not only for me, but for our Side Project lineup of beers. With a very soft, but black malt bill, aged in spent bourbon barrels that housed Derivation (double barrel-aged for more than 4 years) and re-fermented on Balaton Cherries twice, Black & Wild Blend #3 provides a rich, chocolatey palate with notes of vanilla and bourbon and finishes with tart cherries.

Black & Wild Blend #3 lends heavily on the characteristics of Blend #1 and we are very excited to share it with you to-go on Saturday, August 3rd at both locations. Like always, allocations will be based on turnout and if you are in line by noon, you will be guaranteed an allotment. This release will be out of the back door at the brewery. In addition to Black & Wild Blend #3, we will also be releasing a new Shared Double IPA, Junk Shop - a collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales, in cans to fulfill your need of hops!

Thank you all for reading this and for your love and support of our tiny niche brewery. See you on Saturday.

Cheers!