Orlando’s Redlight Redlight to host Cantillon Zwanze Day 2024

Orlando’s Redlight Redight has been once again named to the small list of bars and breweries to host Brussels’ Brasserie Cantillon Zwanze Day. In fact, Redlight Redlight is one of the only beer establishments in the southeastern United States to be granted hosting privileges.
What is Zwanze Day? 

Zwanze is an annual release from Brasserie Cantillon that is experimental in nature and is usually never brewed again.  Beginning in 2011, after Cantillon owner Jean Van Roy noticed that Zwanze was being sold for hundreds of dollars on black market beer websites, Van Roy decided to change the format of the beer’s release from bottles to kegs.  Zwanze’s release format was changed from a release of bottles to a worldwide celebration that only happens one day each year.

For more information on Zwanze, see the entry on Lambic.info.

Cantillon Zwanze 2024When is Zwanze Day 2024?

Zwanze Day 2024 will take place on Saturday, April 20th.

What beer is being released during Zwanze Day?

Zwanze 2024.

Here are details of Zwanze 2024 from Brasserie Cantillon:

A little over a year ago, we were in Brittany to submerge a few dozen bottles of Gueuze in the sea as a collaboration with Sylvain, an abalone farmer in Finistère. These bottles are still fermenting at a depth of 10 meters in the company of his charming creatures.
Once a month, Sylvain brings up the cages to add various types of algae for the mollusks to feed on. We tasted these same algae in tartare during our visit, and the idea came to us to try them in maceration with Lambic to create a partnership between the brewery and Sylvain’s company. After several attempts, it turned out that seaweed, specifically the sea lettuce, gave the best result.
The beer is, of course, very different from the fruity, vinous, or floral tastes traditionally found in our products. This Zwanze 2024 exudes aromas of exotic fruits; it has notes of iodine with a slight salinity reminiscent of oysters. In short, a very different beer from what we are used to discovering at Cantillon – a true Zwanze!

Cantillon logo..and here are the locations hosting this year’s Zwanze Day on Saturday, April 20th! Santeï!!
United States
• Armsby Abbey — Worcester, MA
• Beer Study — Durham, NC
• Beer Temple — Chicago, IL
• Bottlecraft Little Italy — San Diego, CA
• Brick Store — Atlanta, GA
• Craft Wine & Beer — Reno, NV
• Crooked Stave — Denver, CO
• De Garde Brewing — Tillamook, OR
• DeCiccio’s — Somers, NY
• Delaware Supply — Albany, NY
• Great Northern Bottle Shop — Bellingham, WA
• Holy Grale — Louisville, KY
• Lupulo — Santa Cruz, CA
• Monk’s Café — Philadelphia, PA
• Novare Res Bier Café — Portland, ME
• Pour Company — Moscow, ID
• Redlight — Orlando, FL
• Russian River Brewing — Santa Rosa, CA
• Sante Adairius Portal — Oakland, CA
• Schera’s — Elkader, IA
• Side Project Brewing Cellar — Maplewood, MO
• Silver Stamp — Las Vegas, NV
• Spuyten Duyvil — Brooklyn, NY
• The Sovereign — Washington D.C.
• The Veil Brewing Co. — Richmond, VA
• The Whale — Greenville, SC
• Village Beer — Honolulu, HI
• Yazoo — Madison, TN

About Brasserie Cantillon
Brasserie Cantillon is a traditional lambic brewery in Brussels, Belgium.