On Sept. 14, Holy Grale (1034 Bardstown Road) will join a global toast with beer lovers as they celebrate Zwanze Day. Only 22 bars in the country (and 46 in the world) are chosen to participate in the event. This is the third year for Holy Grale.
“The other bars doing it are bars we consider to be some of the best in the world,” says co-owner Tyler Trotter, “so it’s awesome to be alongside some of those places.”
What exactly is Zwanze Day? “The event is just to celebrate the existence of the Cantillon brewer, which is one of the oldest Lambic producers in the world,” explains Trotter. Zwanze is a beer brewed by Cantillon. The $15 ticket (cash only) includes an 8-ounce pour of the 2013 Zwanze beer and a commemorative glass. This year’s Zwanze is a “Tripel style Trappist beer blended with 10 percent Lambic,” Trotter says. “It’s going to be a very unique take on a Tripel. ”
Doors open at 11 and space is limited, warns Trotter. “There will be people waiting in line, and it always does sell out. Each year it becomes more known. I expect to have a line early on. We opened at noon last year, and people were waiting at 9 a.m.”
Holy Grale will also offer a special selection of bottled and draft beer that day, and will likely have menu specials to pair with the beer, according to Trotter. At 3 p.m., they will join the other 45 bars around the world in a toast.
More information: http://holygralelouisville.com/events.
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