Our beer list 2018 takes shape!

Lambikstoempers Bierweekend 2018

Our Lambikstoempers Beer weekend 2018 will be here soon…

As usual we have a huge offer of spontaneous fermented beers: Lambic, Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek and other fruit Lambics of ALL Lambic brewers and blenders of the Pajottenland, the new players included (… like Den Herberg, Belgoo and Lambiek Fabriek).

Hey, at our festival this year you can even taste a Dutch Watergeus, 100% natural fermentation, from brewery Vandenbroek (from Midwolde, Groningen). And also Cuvée Lambikstoemper (from 2014), we stil have enough bottles to let you taste the evolution of ‘our’ Oude Geuze.

And … from brewery Boon we also have an absolute (Belgian) exclusivity the Mikkeller Oude Geuze on our counter, riped in vermout barrels, which gave it a very unique flavour. Absolutely worthwhile tasting!

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Bierweekend Oude Geuze

Beer in the spotlight: Brussels on top!

Each year we also serve a selection of beers in the spotlight. This time we gathered some remarkable, less known and special beers of Brussels’ breweries: Brasserie de la Senne, En Stoemelings, L’Ermitage, L’Annexe, Brussels Beer Project, Beerstorming, No Science etc …

And not in the least is the rest of our beer offer: from low, high or mixed fermentation, from tiny to medium size Belgian breweries where the brewing of artisanal beer is in their blood, from the region or from a distant corner of our land. And yes, again this year there are some “special ones” ! What would you think of the brand new Goyck, a blond beer mixed with Lindemans Lambic? Or the exclusive Five A Day 2018 Limited Edition from brewery De Feniks, mixed with 60 year old Goossens Lambic? And for the daredevils we also have the new Crystalstick Experimental2 on ice. In short: for each his own!

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Systematically we will reveal more beers.

Rendezvous on Saturday 25 August (from 14:00 to 00:00) and Sunday 26 August (from 14:00 to 20:00) in the Visitor’s Center ‘De Lambiek’ at Alsemberg.


Beer weekend 2018: praktical details

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!

3 Fonteinen bespelingen van het lot

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