Zwanze Day tap list @Schera’s Released!


Zwanze Day quickly approaches and Schera’s in Elkader is prepping to make this a day beer lovers will not forget! They’ve just released their tap list and it is a Lambic and Mead lover’s dream! Here it is:

Zwanze Day tickets @ Schera’s on sale this Saturday 8/24 @ 9 a.m!


Zwanze Day tickets are quickly approaching as they will go on sale this Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Here’s more and what to expect with your ticket!

 First, let us thank you for patience as we worked on our offerings for Zwanze 2019. We are extremely excited to add Schramm’s Meads to the lineup alongside classic beers and excellent Cantillon selections including the 2019 Zwanze brew, a smoked gueuze.

 As with previous years, we won’t know our final list of available beers until they actually arrive in house–we’ll post a final tap list on Untappd around the 20th or so of September. But we do know what is included in the premium ticket package:

  • Cantillon Zwanze pour
  • Cantillon pour (to be announced)
  • Tilquin Quetsche pour
  • Geuze Boon Sélection pour
  • 2x Schramm’s Mead pours (to be announced)
  • Zwanze T-shirt
  • Zwanze Glass
  • Commemorative Poster
  • Lunch (Harissa Chicken Tacos; vegetarian option available)
  • Visit Schera’s Zwanze page for event details

 Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, August 24 at 9 am (come hell or high water) at Midwest Ale House.

 Copies of Ken Schramm’s book The Compleat Meadmaker will be available for purchase on Saturday as well.

 We hope you’ll be able to join us for this exciting event, and thank you again for your patience!

Ken Schramm to appear at Zwanze 2019 @Schera’s!


If you are excited about this year’s Zwanze Day at Schera’s in Elkader you have even more reason to be excited as Ken Schramm, founder of Schramm’s Mead and the author of The Compleat Meadmaker, will be their to celebrate. Mr. Schramm will also be bringing a few kegs of his award winning Meads with him! Here’s more on this exciting announcement courtesy of Schera’s restaurant:

 Schera’s is delighted to announce Ken Schramm, the founder of Schramm’s Mead and author of the bible of mead-making The Compleat Meadmaker, will be joining us for this year’s Zwanze Day celebration.

 Ken is considered by experts and connoisseurs alike as the authority on mead, and Schramm’s meads are consistently ranked as the #1 meads on rating sites such at BeerAdvocate and Ratebeer. Even more exciting, Ken will be bringing several kegs of his outstanding, award-winning meads for you to experience at Zwanze on September 28, 2019.

 Finding Schramm’s Mead on tap is an ultra rare occurrence; to find multiple offerings in one place outside of Ferndale, Michigan is completely unheard of! Zwanze 2019 will be the first time Schramm’s comes to Iowa, heralding it’s arrival to the state, and making us one of only a small handful of markets where it is available.

 Don’t miss out on this chance to meet a true giant of the craft industry. Signed copies of his book The Compleat Meadmaker will be available for advance purchase.

 We are working to finalize the details of Zwanze 2019 featuring Schramm’s Meads. Tickets will be available for sale this week, with a final announcement email going out in a day or two. We appreciate your patience with us and tolerating our multiple emails and delayed ticket sales. We are over the moon that Ken Schramm will be joining us and have no doubt that once again Schera’s will be offering one of the best Zwanze Day experiences in the the world.