Cantillon releases a special brew once a year at select establishments around the world. These spots are carefully picked to pour the coveted beer on Zwanze Day. This year’s beer is the “Cuvee De Florian”, it is Iris with Cherries and was named after Cantillon’s Jean Van Roy’s son Florian in honor of his 18th birthday this year.
Zwanze day will be on September 20th and starts at 3:00. Tickets can be purchased to garuntee that you have a spot to sample the keg. $15 will get you a pour of Cuvee De Florian and a commemorative glass you get to keep. If you’re part of The Birch’s Green Glass Guild (GGG), you will gain access to the bar at noon—hours before the general ticket holders.
To accommodate Zwanze fans, the sidewalk will be closed during the event and delicious pizza from The Bakehouse at Chelsea will be available for purchase for hungry revelers.
This past Saturday was this month’s Cheap and Cheery at Grape & Gourmet. Always fun and lots of new wines/beers/ciders to sample
Known as the Party of the Year—the 2014 Oyster Crush Charity Fundraiser by Cape Henry Rotary at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores. The date is Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00-6:00 PM. There will be Virginian Eastern Shore Oysters (served roasted or on the half shell), Smartmouth beer, Rodman’s BBQ and live music by The DeLoreans.
I was at the party last year and it was a ton of fun. All the oysters you can eat, all the beer you can drink and 80s music & dancing if you that’s your thing. $50 a ticket, go here to purchase them. Check the photos from last year’s celebration.
Swung by Yiannis Wine Shop after visiting Grape and Gourmet. I just caught him and Valentina the day before they took off to Cyprus to get married! Congratulations to the two them. I did the wine tasting too :)
Every Friday night is Wine Tasting night at Grape and Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA. This past Friday it was Bill pouring.
The local chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local is holding its annual Farm to Fork extravaganza September 21, 2014. I went last year and had a great time checking out what the area had to offer in the way of fresh foods straight from the fields, waters and land. There was a ton of food and live entertainment. They did a good job of letting people know what was being produced right here in Hampton Roads.
In addition to food there will be regional wine and local craft beers. A silent auction will be held too. Check out the photos from last year and please click the link to purchase tickets today! The event is a lot of fun and you’ll be helping out our local farmers, makers and culture.
Farm to Fork Evenbrite page for tickets HERE!