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

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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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Pictures: Lambic Festival + Bombardment of Beersel 1489

On Saturday 30th of June and Sunday 1st of July 2018, the municipality of Beersel organised a historic evocation of the bombardment of the Castle of Beersel in 1489. You could go back to the Middle Ages to experience the world of knights, ladies, musicians and craftsmen during that period. A successful activity!

At the same time a real Lambic Festival took place at the parking lot of the castle, or a colorful mix of sun, lambic beers, music, sandwiches with “plattekaas” and so on … In short a successful party!

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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!

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