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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25-26/11/2017: 12th Day of the Oude Geuze

De Lambikstoempers vzw and the Streekproducten Centrum Halle invite you at their

Dag van de Oude Geuze 2017

12th Day of the Oude Geuze

on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017 in the Streekproducten Centrum Halle

It is already the 12th time we collaborate, so this is becoming a tradition. As a annual habit we organise a tasting with regional products near the year end, also the ideal occasion to get ideas for a gift for the year end.

This year we invited 2 guests at the Streekproducten Centrum:

  • Sven Deman of WHERE BEER MEETS CHOCOLATE specialised in combining of chocolat & beer: during this open door you can taste beer and chocolat. This results in a surprizing blend of 2 different products.
  • Johan Pevernagie of MATERIA GIN will get the visitors acquainted with his 4 tastes of different gins and if needed will give the explanation about the combinations with different tonics.
  • The regional products produced in-house can also be tasted of course. New this year is a paté made of Oude Geuze & Kriek 3 Fonteinen.

12th Day of the Oude Geuze

This twelfth edition takes place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017, in the upper room of the Streekproducten Centrum, Poststraat 3A at 1500 Halle.

Saturday from 10.00 h to 18.00 h and Sunday from 14.00 h to 18.00 h.

Lasr year more than 650 interested people, among whitch a great number of foreigners, found their way to the Streekproducten Centrum to (re)discover the different tastes of the Lambic beers!

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

Dag van de Oude Geuze 2015

We only serve, to joy of a horde of beer lovers, the real lambic beers. Only those that are made with 100% lambic  to make a OUDE GEUZE & OUDE KRIEK and with the yeast in the air of the Valley of the Senne. We are really proud to offer you in one location the full assortment of the 12 Lambic brewers and Geuze Blenders still left and a new one from the region.

Also this year the visitors get the chance to taste a real Lambic, the base brew of the geuze. We provide three Lambics, directly from the wooden casks of the local lambic brewers.

Besides Lambic we also serve Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek, Faro, Raspberry beer, … and two beers that actually don’t belong in this assortment: our own Servais beer, a top fermented beer brewed in the occasion of the year of Servais, a festival beer with a low alcohol by volume of 6,5%. And the high alcohol variant, Servais Tripel. Also coffee and soft drinks are available.

Dag van de Oude Geuze 2015

All beers are served in tasting glasses of 15 cl. This way you can taste more different beers.

FREE entry to the Day of the Oude Geuze.

Primeurs & tasters

As with the previous editions you can taste a number of special beers and scoops at the Day of the Oude Geuze. Among others you can taste the GingerGueuze of Lindemans, Cuvée Lambikstoemper, Boon Black Label 1st Edition, Megablend 2013, …

Dag van de Oude Geuze 2015

This year we choose the Vat-series of brewery Boon for our (now) traditional “proefplankje”. The beers we serve on our slat are Vat-bieren numbers 91, 92, 108, 109 and 110. This tadting slat was specially designed to allow the visitor to order 5 glasses at the same time to take a trip through the exiting tasting landscape !

Golden Lambikstoemper

Every year the Lambikstoempers vzw want to put an extra focus on the Lambic beers by awarding the Golden Lambikstoemper.
The first Golden Lambikstoemper in 2010 went to De Heeren van Liedekercke, the second to Kaf’eko in Halle, the third to Boelekewis in Huizingen, the forth to De Zwaan in Dworp, the fifth to ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske in Antwerp, the sixth, exeptionally to the Streekproducten Centrum in Halle and last year the managers of  ’t Parlement received their Gouden Lambikstoemper.

Based on a by now extensive list of horeca busisnisses and a number of criteria and after an anonimous on site visit De Lambikstoempers vzw will award the Golden Lambikstoemper for the eighth time on Sunday 26 November 2017 at 15.00 uur to a horeca business that, according to us, gave a special attention to the Lambic beers in 2017.

Wanne met Gouden Lambikstoemper

The Golden Lambikstoemper is an artful certificate with some poetry made by Leo Lintermans! By the way every one can suggest Horeca businesses through our website.

But first of all come and taste our Pajottenland’ pride, on Saturday 25 (10h-18h) and Sunday 26 November 2017 (14h-18h) at the Streekproducten Centrum Halle!

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The 20th Tour de Geuze lasts 2 days!

We’re counting down to Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2017 … Than we celbrate the 20th birthday of the Toer de Geuze, that will last 2 days for the first time.

Toer de Geuze 2017

The following breweries and blenders will open their doors to the public on Saturday 6 May, from 11h to 19h: Boon, De Cam, De Troch, 3 Fonteinen, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and also the visitor’s center De Lambiek. Hanssens Artisanaal, Timmermans and Mort Subite are NOT open on Saturday.

These are open on Sunday 7 May, from 10h to 17h: Boon, De Cam, De Troch, 3 Fonteinen, Hanssens Artisanaal, Lindemans, Mort Subite, Oud Beersel, Tilquin, Timmermans and also the visitor’s center De Lambiek.

During the Toer de Geuze you don’t have to pay to visit the participating breweries, blenders and the visitor’s center De Lambiek. ENTRY IS FREE. You also don’t have to make a reservation to visit a brewery or blender.

You can do this Toer with your own transport (auto, bicycle …), or you can reserve a spot on one of the HORAL-busses, which traditionally are guided by The Lambikstoempers.  On www.horal.be you can find out the stops the busses take.

Where can you go?


Discover the brewery, taste the beers, also from the Boon-reserve (tasters bar), enjoy the food and the music … From Halle you can even take a boat on the Brussels-Charleroi canal for 1 euro per trip!

  • Address: Fonteinstraat 65 at 1502 Lembeek
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De Cam

Get inspired by lambic blender Karel Goddeau in the Pearl of the Pajottenland. Taste his lambic beers, enjoy his passionate explanation … and a sandwich with “pottekeis” (= a regional cheese mix). You can enjoy a more extensive meal in the “Volkscafé De Cam” at the same address.

  • Address: Dorpsstraat 67 at 1755 Gooik
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De Troch

Visit the traditional and still authentic brewery, enjoy a nice glass and the fantastic company in the inner courtyard. Santé!

  • Address: Langestraat 20 at 1741 Wambeek
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3 Fonteinen

Walk through the 3 Fonteinen’s Lambik-O-droom, at the new location between the old fusts, taste the lambic and geuzes, get surprized by a lambic cocktail of Baroness, taste “mandjeskaas” (basket cheese), “pottekeis”, geuze cheese, geuzepâte and icecream with sauce of cherry-lambic etc. The Pajots folklore music will surely be there, on Sonday there will also be demonstrations of bottle basket braiding by Gerda Legrand.

  • Address: Molenstraat 47 at 1651 Lot
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Hanssens Artisanaal

Attention: visits only on Sunday 7 May! Unique, authentic, cozy, tasty … Blender Hanssens Artisanaal absolutely mertis a visit and a great stop during the Toer de Geuze.

  • Address: Vroenenbosstraat 15/1 at 1653 Dworp
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The little kids will enjoy the bouncing castles, while the older one can enjoy the complex lambic beers! Get to know everything about the brewing process, admire the polished copper kettles, visit the impressive bottling plant …

  • Address: Lenniksebaan 1479 tae1602 Vlezenbeek
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Mort Subite

Attention: visits only on Sunday 7 May! Walk between the kettles, see how lambic is made, smell the fusts and … taste.

Oud Beersel

Go international and taste the mixed beers of New Belgium (VSA), Birrificio del Ducato (IT), Lervig Aktiebryggeri (NO), Lindheim Olkompani (NO) and Brewery De Leite (BE) who worked with Oud Beersel (cherry-)lambic!
Visit amongst others the new fusts hall and enjoy the labish delicacies, like barbecued pig marinated with lambic beer and sandwiches with quality meat of “Hoeve Cuvry”. On Sunday from 9h30 you can have a bacon and eggs breakfast. You can park at the “Kriekerij” of Schaarbeeks’ Cherries behind the brewery, accessible via the Rollebeekstraat.

  • Address: Laarheidestraat 230 at 1650 Beersel
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Come and taste Oude Geuze and Geuze on draft, Oude Quetsche, Oude Mûre, Stout Rullquin and so on. Anyway you wil receive a free lambic taster! Hungry? Taste the barbecues pig from the butchery Fisette, a true artisan burger of Chez Roger, a cheese plate of Ferme Le Bailli, a sandwich with white cheese or Chiumay mode eel. The young ones can jump in the bouncing castle.

  • Address: Chaussée Maïeur Habils 110 at 1430 Bierk (Rebecq)
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Attention: visits only on Sunday 7 May! This brewery breathes authenticity and tradition. Come and breathe, see, taste … and enjoy the local ambiance!

  • Address: Kerkstraat 11 at 1701 Itterbeek
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Visitors’ center De Lambiek

In the exposition hall you can find out how lambic is made and which ingredients are used during the brewing process. The history of the lambic beer is extensively explained too. In short: a very educational place, where you also can taste all Oude Geuzes and Oude Krieks!

  • Address: Gemeenveldstraat 1 at 1652 Alsemberg (Beersel)
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During the Toer de Geuze the Visitors’ Center De Lambiek opens a pop-up camping! For the first time you can install your tent on the football field sityated at the Gemeenveldstraat 1 in 1652 Alsemberg.

You can put up a tent after the purchase of a camping ticket from Friday 18h to 20h and on Saturday from 10h to 18h. The camping closes on Sunday at 14h. A camping ticket (for a camping zone ofn 4×4 meter) costs 25 euro of which a deposit of 15 euro. You wish to be certain of a spot? Contact the responsible at toerisme@beersel.be or via 02/359.16.36. More info and the camping regulations you can find at www.delambiek.be.

This temporary camping is an initiative of the Visitors’ Center ‘De Lambiek’ and the Municipal Beersel. They also provide places for mobilhomes. During the Toer de Geuze these can use the car park at the football field Sollembeemd at 1654 Huizingen.



The Toer de Geuze was first organized on 19 October 1997. At that time Boon, De Cam, De Troch, 3 Fonteinen, Lindemans and Timmermans opened their doors to the public. Since then this open brewery day of the Pajottenland and the Valley of the Senne is  organized evrey 2 year by vzw HORAL (Highe Council of Artisanal Lambic beers).

This original success formula stays unchanges. The Toer de Geuze has grown into the largest beer event of Flemish-Brabant and last edition (in 2015) more then 10.000 persons, both national and international, found their way to the Toer de Geuze.

A nice report of the 2015 edition you can find below …

More info: www.horal.be