On Sunday 22th of November 2020, our Golden Lambikstoemper award (Gouden Lambikstoemper) was awarded for the 11th time to the business that, in our opinion, paid the most attention to lambic beers in 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition was given a safe jacket of exactly 1.5 meters long, so that the applicable distance rules within the Corona measures could be complied with.
And the winner was… (beer) restaurant De Smidse (Fabriekstraat 23 in 1652 Alsemberg). Congratulations, Peloese and team!
The Musketeers Brewery was founded in 1999 by 4 brewing engineers. Brewing beer was the hobby and passion of these four comrades. Their first concoctions were developed in Kristof’s mother’s kitchen.
In 2016, the brewers decided to buy an old brickyard in Sint-Gillis-Waas. The brickyard was renovated and converted into a contemporary and ecological beer brewery. A new building was built adjacent to house the offices of The Musketeers, the brewery hall and the warehouse.
It’s there where De Lambikstoempers went to take a look on Saturday 17th of October 2020 … between two Covid-19 lockdowns and with respect for the applicable corona measures (mouth masks, keep your distance, disinfect hands …)
2020 should have been a busy year for De Lambikstoempers vzw, but sadly the Covid-19 coronovirus decided otherwise.
After a thourough meting and keeping the current situation in mind, the board of De Lambikstoempers vzw decided to annul all planed events until the end of August.
These events are tasting of Fruit beers, the “Bezetting van ’t Parlement” (occupation of ‘t Parlement), the visits to the Micro brewery De Backer and brewery Heilig Hart, the tasting of Stout beers, the Yearly diner and … our Beer weekend!
No Lambikstoempers Beer weekend 2020
The biggest event, the two day lasting Beer weekend that since a few years now took place at De Lambiek in Alsemberg and received visits of hundreds beer lovers from the whole world over, will no longer take place in 2020 despite of the preparations we already performed.
But for that weekend – 29 & 30 August 2020 – (and of course also all the other days) De Lambikstoempers vzw calls upon you all to go to your favourite horeca business in your neighbourhood to taste (at least) one delicious regional beer.
To everyone’s health and to support our local horeca that can use your support really bad!