The Gouden Lambikstoemper 2018 goes to …

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2018

Den Herberg at Buizingen!

Using a  by now impressive list of horeca businesses, a number of criteria (listed after many hours of debating) and an anonymous site visit of the proposed businesses, we – the Lambikstoempers vzw – awarded our 9th Gouden Lambikstoemper to a business that – according to us – payed a lot of attention to the  Lambic beers in 2018 on Sunday 25 November 2018.

And this year the winner is Den Herberg (Octave de Kerchove d’Exaerdestraat 16 at 1501 Buizingen), because of their very attractive offer of Lambic beers (Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek …), but also the Lambic itself, even home made! The Oude Lambik Den Herberg is – if you would ask us – a real gem.

Top 3

The rest of the top 3 in our ranking this year are … second place: De Kluis at Buizingen, where you can always go for a good glass of Oude Geuze or Oude Kriek, or Lambic.

Third place: Spontane Goesting at Itterbeek, started since the spring of 2018 and brought back to life by its new owner David Fleurus (after café “In de Linde” closed its doors). Spontane Goesting has an impressive number of 23 draught beers and – more important – an almost complete offer of Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek and “platte” Lambic.

De Kluis en Spontane Gisting

Finally our honorable mention this year goes to the Danish pub Koelschip at Kopenhagen. Because yes, even in Scandinavia they are running wild for our sponateous fermented beers. And Koelschip helps bringing out the message!

Winner 2019

Who will win our Gouden Lambikstoemper next year? You can contribute to that!
How? By sending  your favourite for the Gouden Lambikstoemper 2019 through our website. And yes, you can do this even at this moment!

The Gouden Lambikstoemper is an artfull certificate with a poem by the hand of Ludo Buggenhout.

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2018

Look at our list of all preveous winners!

List of Lambic cafés

How do we each year gather the nominations and elect the final winner of our Gouden Lambikstoemper? It is based on a by now impressive list of Labic cafés and horeca businesses that pay special attention to our Pajottenland ‘s pride of spontaneous fermentation. And yes, this list is on-line, at your disposal!

Even more: if you yourself have any suggestions  to complete our list, you can send them at We try to add your suggestions as soon as possible, of course after controling their offer of spontaneous fermented beers.

This way who knows you can determine the winner of our Gouden Lambikstoemper 2019, which is traditionally awarded at our Day of the Oude Geuze at Streekproducten Centrum in Halle.

Lambikstoempers Dag van de Oude Geuze

24-25/11/2018: Day of the Oude Geuze 2018

The Lambikstoempers vzw and the Streekproducten Centrum Halle invite you to their 13th …

De Lambikstoempers & Streekproducten Centrum

Day of the Oude Geuze

on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2018 at the Streekproducten Centrum Halle.

It is already the 13th time that De Lambikstoempers vzw and the Streekproducten Centrum join hands. By now it has become tradition to organise, together with the Streekproducten Centrum,  a tasting at the end of the year.

This year there are 2 producers at the Streekproducten Centrum who eagerly want to let you taste their product(s):

  • Viridis Vallis – Kris Van Damme: Brewery Viridis Vallis at Hoeilaart makes tasty, fresh regional beers, each with their own character.
  • Magic World – Dimitri or Gimberman, let’s you enjoy his surprizing, fresh drink, Gimber.

Of course the in-house produced products can also be tasted.

Be sure to come along and let you taste buds take you to overly delicious products of your region! Also discover all articles new in the assortment of the Streekproducten Centrum. During these days you can get nice ideas to shine with a delicious basket, filled with tasty regional products for the new years period.

13th Day of the Oude Geuze

This thirteenth edition takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2018, in the upper room of the Streekproducten Centrum, Poststraat 3A at 1500 Halle. Saturday from 10h to 18h and Sunday from 14h to 18h.

Last year more than 650 interessees, among which a large number of foreigners, found their way to the Streekproducten Centrum to (re)discover the several tasts of Lambic Beers!

Also this year we bring you an extensive number of beers of spontaneous fermentation. You can taste the beers of the following breweries / blenders: Boon (Lembeek), Cantillon (Anderlecht), De Cam (Gooik), De Troch (Wambeek), Drie Fonteinen (Beersel), Girardin (Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle), Hanssens (Dworp), Lambiek Fabriek (Ruisbroek), Lindemans (Vlezenbeek), Mort Subite (Kobbegem), Oud Beersel (Beersel), Tilquin (Rebecq) and Timmermans (Itterbeek).

Lambikstoempers Dag van de Oude Geuze

We only serve, to the joy of many beer lovers, the real Lambic beers. Namely those OUDE GEUZE & OUDE KRIEK that still contain 100 % Lambic and where the ferments found in the air of the Valley of the Senne are still used. We are therefore proud that we can provide you with the full assortment of the still active Lambic breweries and blenders from the region in one single location.

This year the visitors will again have the opportunity to taste a real Lambic, the basic brew of Geuze. We provide you with three Lambics, straight from the wooden fusts of the local Lambic brewers.

Lambikstoempers Dag van de Oude Geuze

Next to Lambic we also serve Geuze, Kriek, Faro, Raspberry beer … and one beer that isn’t spontaneous fermented: our own Servais beer, a top fermented beer brewed for the year of Servais, a festival beer with a low alcohol by volume percentage of 6,5%. Coffee and waters are also available.

All beers are sold in tasting glasses of 15 cl. This way you should be able to taste several beers of our assortment.

And yes, the entrance of the Day of the Oude Geuze is FREE. 🙂

Scoops and tasters

As with the previous editions of the Day of the Oude Geuze you can taste a number of special beers and scoops. Amongst others you can taste the Fontan-Elle (Lambiek Fabriek), Cuvée Lambikstoemper 2014, Boon Black Label 1st, 2nd én 3rd Edition, HORAL Megablend 2013 & 2017, Oude Groseille Rouge (Tilquin), BlossomGueuze (Lindemans), Boon/Mikkeller Oude Geuze Vermouth

Lambikstoempers proefplankje

For our, by now, traditional tasting board this year we selected the Lambic series of Oud Beersel to put in the spotlights. We gladly serve serve 18 months, 2 and 3 year old Lambic, Faro (not overly sweet) and rhubarb Lambic on our board. This tasting board was especially designed to let our visitors order 5 glasses at the same time and go through a exiting tasting landscape.

Issue of the Gouden Lambikstoempers 2018

Every year the Lambikstoempers vzw want to put the Lambic beers in the spotlight by issuing De Gouden Lambikstoemper.

The first Gouden Lambikstoemper in 2010 went to De Heeren van Liedekercke (Denderleeuw), the second went to Kaf’eko (Halle), the third to Boelekewis (Huizingen), the forth to De Zwaan (Dworp), the fifth to ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske (Antwerpen), the sixth, exceptionally, to the Streekproducten Centrum (Halle), the seventh to ’t Parlement (Halle) and last year the mnagers of  Foeders (Amsterdam) came over to receive their Gouden Lambikstoemper.

Foeders wint de Gouden Lambikstoemper 2017

Based on a by now impressive list of horeca businesses and a number of criteria (drawn up after many hours of deleberations) and after an anonymous visit to the site of the businesses, De Lambikstoempers vzw will issue the Gouden Lambikstoemper for the ninth time on Sunday 25 November 2018 at 15.00 h to a horeca business that, in their eyes, spend the most attention to Lambic beers in 2018.

De Gouden Lambikstoemper 2018 is an artfull certificate with a poem made by Ludo Buggenhout.

By the way, everyone can suggest Horeca businesses throughout the whole year through our website. Who knows, you can provide us with the winner of next year. Be sure to check it out!

Meanwhile we are expecting you on Saturday 24 (from 10h to 18h) and Sunday 25 (from 14h to 18h) November 2018, in the upper room of the Streekproducten Centrum, Poststraat 3A at 1500 Halle. See you then!

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6 Reasons to come to the Lambikstoemper Beer weekend 2018

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On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August 2018 our Lambikstoemper Beer weekend takes place – meantime for the 19th time! –, in the Visitor’s Center ‘De Lambiek’ at Alsemberg.

And yes, that same weekend there are certainly still other interesting and tempting (beer)events to go to, so it will be  a matter of combining or choosing. So we just want to lend you a hand with the latter.  😉

Why? That’s why!

1. +100 beers

At our Beer weekend you will find more than 100 different beers, among which a wide assortment of spontaneous fermented ones: Lambic, (Oude) Geuze and (Oude) Kriek. But also a wide range of top/bottom/mixed fermented beers, From all over the land, but this year especially: Brussels’ beers in the picture! >> Check our full Beer list 2018

Bierweekend 2018 selectie

2. Exclusive!

A number of beers you can taste exclusively or for the first time at our festival. In the assortment of spontaneous fermentation there are …

  • Belle-Vue Selection Lambic Kriek 2018
  • Boon / Mikkeller Oude Geuze Vermouth
  • Cuvée Lambikstoemper 2014
  • De Cam Abrikoos-Rubarber
  • De Cam Framboos-Bloesem
  • 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Honing 2015
  • Oud Beersel Rabarber lambik
  • Oud Beersel Rozenblaadjes lambik
  • Tilquin Oude Groseille Rouge
  • Vandenbroek Watergeus (NL)

… and the following for the top or mixed fermented beers:

  • Ape (Monkey Monk)
  • Crystalstick Experimental2 (Beer & Fashion)
  • Five A Day 2018 Limited Edition (De Feniks) … mixed with 60 years old Goossens Lambic
  • La Trois Tilleuls (Bières de Quartiers)
  • Simian Season (Monkey Monk)
  • Victorius (4 Pajot)

And also the brand new beers Goyck (Varenbroek/Lindemans) and Bogaerden (Sako Brewery) are available at our counter! And ehr … gone = gone!

>> Check our full Beer list 2018

3. FREE!

With us the entrance is totally free. Also the ambiance, with us you receive – inside or on the large terrace outside – is totally for free. And the visitor’s center ‘De Lambiek’ is fully free to visit at this occasion. Further on we have very democratic prices, for the drinks … and the food.

4. Hunger?

What is there to eat this year? A tasty sandwich with white cheese & radishes/spring-onions (ideal with our tasty Oude Geuze/Kriek!), a portion of cheese/salami/mixed – provided by the Parent council of the primary school Huizingen – or a sandwich with (beer!) marinated warm ham from Benny’s Pigdelicious. In short: all of it really nice.  😛

5. Child friendly

With us everyone is welcome, even the smallest ones. While you are tasting, your children can bring out the artist in them at our big coloring contest or enjoy themselves on the BumpFun jumping castle. For the youngest (and the designated drivers) we also have artisanal fruit juice and water.

6. Win!

Finally you don’t have to go home empty handed. Meanwhile our Beer raffle is legendary. For a small contribution you may win very nice beer prices. (Almost) everyone wins! 😉

In short … more than enough reasons to come to our Beer weekend 2018!

Appointment on Saturday 25 August (from 14.00h to 00.00h) and/or Sunday 26 August (from 14.00h to 20.00h)

in the Visitor’s Center De Lambiek, Gemeenveldstraat 1 at 1652 Alsemberg.

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We are expecting you!

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