Pictures: Day(s) of the Old Gueuze 2021

On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of October 2021, the closing weekend of the Month of the Lambiek, we – De Lambikstoempers vzw – in collaboration with Streekproducten Centrum (Halle), organized our 15th edition of the Day(s) of the Old Gueuze.

On the menu: more than 70 different beers of spontaneous fermentation: lambic, Old Gueuze, Old Kriek and various fruit lambics. Firsts and novelties were again trumps! And our tasting board with 5 “new Old Gueuzes” on it was also well received.

The people were present in large numbers, the sun was out… In short: it was again a pleasant affair. And on Sunday, our Golden Lambikstoemper was traditionally awarded, this year to café Paddenbroek from Gooik!

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Golden Lambikstoemper Award 2021 won by …

Paddenbroek Golden Lambikstoemper Award 2021

… café Paddenbroek in Gooik!

Based on an impressive list of catering businesses, a number of criteria (which were drawn up after many hours of discussions) and after an anonymous site visit to the proposed businesses, we – De Lambikstoempers vzw – presented our Golden Lambikstoemper Award for the 12th time on Sunday 17th of October 2021 to the business that, in our view, has paid the most attention to lambic beers in 2021.

And the winner this year was the café Paddenbroek (Paddenbroekstraat 12, 1755 Gooik), because of the very nice selection of spontaneous fermentation beers on the menu: various lambics, about twenty Old Gueuzes and ten Old Krieks. But manager Roel “Roeloeloe” Janssens also has the necessary knowledge and makes no secret of the fact that he is a fan of lambic and Old Gueuze. In addition, Paddenbroek is located in a beautiful location, with a terrace and garden. In short: a deserved winner of our Golden Lambikstoemper Award 2021!

Traditionally, the Golden Lambikstoemper was awarded during our Day(s) of the Oude Gueuze, this year in the parking lot of the Streekproducten Centrum in Halle, on 16-17th of October 2021 or the last weekend of the ‘Month of the Lambic’, organized by Tourism Flemish-Brabant.

The Golden Lambikstoemper Award is an artistic charter with some poetry drawn up by Ludo Buggenhout. Winner Roel “Roeloeloe” Janssens received his award from our chairman, Johan “Wanne” Madalijns.

Honorary members Frank & Armand

Not only the winner of our Golden Lambikstoemper 2021 was awarded on Sunday 17th of October. Following Frank Boon, who was crowned “Honorary Member of De Lambikstoempers vzw” by us on Saturday 18th of September 2021, the same honor also went to 3 Fonteinen-brewer Armand Debelder during our Day(s) of the Old Gueuze.

In this way, De Lambikstoempers vzw wants to honor both Frank Boon and Armand Debelder for their many years of dedication to keeping the lambic beers alive and even raising them to a higher level. With all our hearts… Thank you Armand. Thank you Frank. #respect

Golden Lambikstoemper Award 2022

Who will win our Golden Lambikstoemper Award next year? Well, that’s (partially) up to you!

By submitting your favorite for the Golden Lambikstoemper Award 2022 via our website. And yes, you can do that all year round.

Paddenbroek Golden Lambikstoemper 2021