Pictures: visit Belle-Vie Brewery

On Saturday 14th of January 2023 De Lambikstoempers paid an exclusive visit to Belle-Vue Brewery in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, where we were shown around by brewery manager Han Vandenbroucke with a dialogue about the authenticity and evolution of the production process, the promotion of lambic beers and what role Belle-Vue (and by extension AB Inbev) can play in this.

A visit that will be talked about for a long time…

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Pictures: tasting ‘Beer, herbs & spices’

Beer with herbs and spices… A relationship for centuries.

What is the difference between herbs and spices? And are some herbs and spices really enhancing some beers? Do brewers prefer to add a subtle touch or go for a real spice bomb in the glass? Either way, herbs & spices allow the brewer to experiment while brewing.

On Friday 9th of December 2022, The Lambikstoempers blindly tasted 10 beers containing one or more herbs/spices. Using pots and plants with different herbs and spices and some macerates, we tried to make the match. And yes, it was a very difficult but also very fascinating tasting!

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