Every two year (andÂ since 2004) the â€˜Night of the Great Thirstâ€™ was organised, the International Geuze & Kriek Festival of the Pajottenland, an initiative of â€˜Het Geuzegenootschapâ€™.
The last six years this festival took place at Eizeringen (Lennik), at the renowned cafÃ© â€˜In De Verzekering Tegen De Grote Dorstâ€™. This 7th edition however will take place on Friday 22 april 2016 in the center of Itterbeek.
â€œWe are forced to move because of the â€˜Kunst Op Komstâ€™ artwork takes away the place for the second tent at our usual location in Eizeringenâ€, explains the organizer Yves Panneels.
This year the â€˜Night of the Great Thirstâ€™ will place its tents in the Kerstraat at Itterbeek, on a lawn behind the church. â€œIt’s a real nice location with a beer history, because it’s next to an old malt factoryâ€, explains Panneels. â€œThe new site is also easy accessible by public transport and is still in quiet and green environment.â€
The last edition â€“ in 2014 â€“ attracted around about 2.000 beer lovers from all over the world to our beautiful Pajottenland, to come and taste our great pride, the beers of spontanaous fermentation.