14/04/2018: Brewery- & distillery visit at Craywinckelhof

The Lambikstoempers vzw organise a …


Brewery- & distillery visit at Craywinckelhof

Craywinckelhof, a beautiful restaured and authentic square farm, is a modern micro-brewery with a lot of possibilities. In the brewery they not only brew their own strong “Hagelander”, KraaiKe, but they also brew on behalf of third parties.

But … when they reinstated the old brewery they went a but further. At the brewery is a ‘state-of-the-art’ distillery integrated. With this they distil their own ” jenever”, eau-de-vie’s, gin and whisky.

Because they like to show their craft and let us taste their products, they organise an exeptional visit at the brewery-distillery for De Lambikstoempers vzw.

Rendez-vous on Saturday 14 April 2018 at 13h45 at the brewery, Staatsbaan 263 at 3210 Lubbeek

Our guide is brew master Luc Pauwels. Luc teaches beer brewing and distilling at the CVO COOVI at Anderlecht, where he teaches the craft of brewing, practical as well as theoretical, to (future) microbrewers. Almost 30 years he occupies himself with the making and tasting of beer.

At brewery Craywinckelhof Luc helps manager Louis Schrevens, a former student of him, with the creation and pan out new recepes for third parties and they fine tune their own recepe.

Luc Pauwels

Of course we also taste some creations! Probably another nice and interesting event …


Participation to the visit costs 12 euro (for Lambikstoemper members), 15 euro (for Zythos members) and 20 euro (for all others).

Send an e-mail to proeverij@lambikstoempers.be before Monday 9 April mentioning:

  • your name
  • the number of participants (+ membership De Lambikstoempers, Zythos or non-member)
  • the tekst ‘KRAAIKE’

You will then receive an e-mail with further instractions concerning your subscription.

Also discover our event on Facebook

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Hoping to meet you at this event,
Kind Regards,
Johan “Wanne” Madalijns,
President De Lambikstoempers VZW

Spontaneous beer newbies from the Pajottenland

Officially spring is here, the temperatures raise and our Lambic brewers and blenders … keep on working! Because yes, there is something moving in our Pajottenland. Just read on.

New at Oud Beersel

Gert Christiaens of blendery Oud Beersel (Beersel) just introduced 2 new beers. Oude Geuze Barrel Selection Oude Pijpen 2017 is a blend of Lambics, with a mean age of 20 months and riped on the best old barrels (650 liter) of the blendery, which are now about 60 to 120 year old. From now on you can also descover his Bersalis Sourblend Grand Cru, a blend of the known Bersalis Tripel with a batch of very expressive and fruity lambik. Mmm … sounds promessing!

Oud Beersel nieuws maart 2018

BTW: Again, congratulations with your 4 prizes at the Barcelona Beer Challenge 2018 Awards, Gert! 😉

Boon Belgian Family Brewer

From their part the family Boon has officially joined the Belgian Family Brewers-organisation. This authenticity label will be present on all the bottles of brewery Boon (Lembeek) from now on.

Boon Belgian Family Brewers

Gueuzerie Tilquin in motion

It’s no secret that blender Pierre Tilquin is doing well. At his site in Rebecq a new GAI-bottle line is recently installed – until now he had one on loan, this one is now his own – good for 1.800 75 cl bottles per hour, or 2.300 37,5 cl bottles per hour! From now on he can bottle a batch of 3.800 liter in just 1 day time.

And his Lambics – in the photo below from the brewery Lindemans (Vlezenbeek) – keep on fermenting spontaneously. 😉

Spontaneous actvity at Lambiek Fabriek & Belgoo

This month the same picture was also seen at the guys from Lambiek Fabriek (Ruisbroek), where a new load of fresh brewn Lambic is now fermly fermenting. In short: a new Brett-Elle in the making!

And also Belgoo-brewer Jo Van Aert produced a new batch Belgoo Bikske (Lambic) at the beginning of this month – when it still was really cold –, in collaboration with Jozef van Bossstraeten of Lambiek Fabriek in their shared coolship at Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. Doing well, guys!

3 Fonteinen plays fate

Finally, at the Lambik-O-Droom (Lot) of Brewery 3 Fonteinen a series of Oloroso and Amontillado sherry Barrels were filled with young 3 Fonteinen Lambic at the beginning of this month. These can now go and do their thing.

Armand Debelder & Michaël Blancquaert however like to go crazy once in a while. You can taste the result on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 april 2018! Then they indeed uncork their “Twisting the fate”  at the Lambik-O-Droom, a series of experimental brews, barrel ripings fruit macerations and/or assemblies with a limited edition. Don’t miss this!

3 Fonteinen bespelingen van het lot

For more (beer) news keep an eye on our our Facebook– and/or Twitter-page! Santé. 😉

Pictures: Tasting Beer and Chocolate

On Saturday 17th of March 2018 we organized a modernistic multi senses taste experience with Sven & Tinne from Where Beer Meets Chocolate and Werner Callebaut from Bierolade.

Both for the participants and for the organizers it was a profound test on the taste buds and an investigation into the ideal combinations of offered beers and matching chocolate pearls. And yes, there were a lot … 😉

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