Zwanze Day + Brewery Birthday!
We are celebrating these two events a little differently this year. Mark your calendars for a Side Project Brewing Birthday in conjunction with Cantillon Zwanze Day Sept. 23rd – Sept. 26th!
Zwanze Day 2022
Cantillon Zwanze Day at Side Project Brewing is Sept. 24th!
We are thrilled to be chosen as a Zwanze location for 2022! Cantillon is a family brewery that we at Side Project continue to be inspired by, and we are honored to pour Cantillon beers at our little brewery. This year, we plan to really celebrate the Cantillon beers we are so excited to be pouring…. It will be a little less stout/barleywine focus, and a little bit more celebratory of the reason for the season, Zwanze! Cantillon Zwanze 2022 is a 2-year-old Lambic spiced with Black Pepper. We’ll also have four other Cantillon kegs flowing! Whoop whoop!
We are also reaching out to a few of our brewery friends to gather some other delicious beers to pour for Zwanze Day 2022.
This year, Zwanze Day happens to be the same day as the Maplewood Route 66 Celebration. A lot of Maplewood businesses will be celebrating Maplewood’s history as part of the original Route 66. We are proud to have our business in Maplewood and want to make sure we aren’t completely sitting out this celebration too. Lots to celebrate this day!
Since these two events are both falling on Sept. 24th, along with our desire to really celebrate Cantillon and all things sour/wild, we are planning to have a more intimate Zwanze Day this year. It will take place in our Brewery parking lot just like normal! But all of our locations - the Side Project Brewing Tasting Room, The Side Project Cellar and Shared Brewing & Pizza Champ - will remain open to the public.
The Zwanze party will continue though! FOKWC Raffle, DJ party time, delicious beer and more! We will just be selling less tickets for a more intimate celebration in our Brewery parking lot since the Tasting Room will be open to the public. Beers pouring at the Zwanze celebration will be for ticket holders only, and these Zwanze Attendees will have access to all areas. Folks without tickets can still come party with us in the tasting room! We will sell tickets IN PERSON and ONLINE on a later date.
More Zwanze details to be released soon….
Side Project Brewing’s 9th Birthday
Cory and I were recently chatting about how Side Project sold its first beers on Sept. 28, 2013. And we realized we were coming up on 10 years of business in 2023!
As you know, our Brewery Tasting Room opened Dec. 18, 2016, on the very same day our first child was born. It has been fun celebrating our Brewery Tasting Room’s birthday for its first 5 years of operation! Due to this date being right before the holidays which can be a hectic time of year for us, our staff and our customers, we thought we’d shift our Brewery celebration to closer around our little brewery’s actual birthday, Sept. 28th. It will be Side Project’s 9th Birthday!
So you know what this means!? We are going to PARTY IT UP the weekend of Zwanze Day! Mark your calendars for a Brewery Birthday celebration kicking off Friday, Sept. 23rd, with our Zwanze Day celebration Sept. 24th, and then more Brewery Birthday fun on Sept. 25th and Sept. 26th!!! We thought this might be more convenient for our customers to do these two fun events on the same weekend, instead of back-to-back weekends.
More Brewery Bday beer info to come….
The Side Project Cellar Anniversary Week will still be the week of Nov. 8, 2022! The Side Project Cellar opened its doors Nov. 11, 2014. Cheers!