Beer weekend 2022 on 27-28 August

Lambikstoempers Bierweekend

YES! It’s allowed again! On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 august 2022 we are ready again to present you our Lambikstoempers Beer weekend. We are open respectively from 14h to midnight (on Saturday) and from 14h to 20h (on Sunday), at the beer center De Lambiek, Gemeenveldstraat 1 at 1652 Alsemberg (Beersel).

Again you will have the choice out of +100 of different beers, of which the main part are beers of spontaneous fermentation (going from non-carbonated lambic over Oude Geuze, to fruit lambic, Oude Kriek and so on). With this year a spotlight on: 100% Brussels beers!

Besides this you can enjoy tasty snacks, hopefully cosy on the sun terrace or not, while your children play on the bouncy castle or try out our colouring competition. And who knows, you might even win a nice prize in our big beer raffle!

The entrance is FREE!

ATTENTION! The Brusselsesteenweg in Alsemberg (close to ‘De Lambiek’) is closed due to road works coming from the direction of Brussels. Those who come via Halle/Huizingen/Dworp and the Winderickxplein can – despite the works – continue as usual.

Lambikstoempers Bierweekend 2022

Tour de Geuze 2022 on 30/04 and 01/05

Toer de Geuze 2022

On Saturday 30th of April and Sunday 1st of May 2022, the Pajottenland will experience its heyday again, when the – now 13th! – Tour the Gueuze takes place!

  • Saturday 30th of April 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 1st of May 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is FREE everywhere and reservations are not necessary. You can do the Toer de Geuze with your own transport (car, bicycle…), or you can reserve a place on one of the official HORAL buses, which traditionally accompany the Lambikstoempers. (A bus ticket costs 19.50 euros/person.)

The participating breweries and blenderies:

  • Boon: Fonteinstraat 65, 1502 Lembeek
  • De Cam: Dorpsstraat 67, 1755 Gooik
  • De Troch: Langestraat 20, 1741 Wambeek
  • Den Herberg: Oct. de Kerchove d’Exaerdestraat 16, 1501 Buizingen
  • Hanssens (*): Vroenenbosstraat 15/1, 1653 Dworp
  • Lambiek Fabriek: Eugene Ghijsstraat 71, 1600 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
  • Lindemans: Lennikse Baan 1479, 1602 Vlezenbeek
  • Mort Subite (*): Lierput 1, 1730 Asse
  • Oud Beersel: Laarheidestraat 230, 1650 Beersel
  • Tilquin: Chaussée Maïeur Habils 110, 1430 Bierk (Rebecq)
  • Timmermans: Kerkstraat 11, 1701 Itterbeek
  • Visitor Centre De Lambiek, Gemeenveldstraat 1, 1652 Alsemberg (Beersel).

(*) Only on Sunday 1st of May, NOT on Saturday 30th of April.

Where to do what?


  • Brewery Boon is open all weekend, on Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • On Saturday at 11:30 am the Geuze Boon Jogging will start.
  • During the visit you can also enjoy a free tasting lambic between the oak casks. Boon’s beers as well as the Oude Geuze Megablend 2019 can be tasted at the various bars. Special bottles of gueuze from the Boon reserve will be available in the special tasting bar.
  • For those who are hungry, there is warm ham, tripe sandwiches, sandwiches with country cheese an other food.
  • In the brewery shop, all beers and beer glasses are also for sale.
  • You can park on the parking area opposite the brewery. If you travel by train, you should get off at Lembeek station. The brewery is located at the south exit of the station. 


  • Karel from the Old blendery De Cam welcomes you to his sanctuary, whether or not with bagpipes and/or a sandwich with homemade, freshly made pottekeis.
  • In Volkscafé De Cam you can enjoy all kinds of regional dishes and delicacies.


  • At Brewery De Troch, in addition to a guided tour with tasting, you can also go for a sandwich with Wambeek country cheese or with farm ham. There is a beer shop and a beer terrace, as wel as a bouncy castle for children.
  • Food will also be served in the nearby bistro Leo & Ben’s, which will present specially prepared dishes for the Toer de Geuze with beers from De Troch.
  • Combine your visit to the brewery with the walking route Pol De Mont and / or the cycling route the Boerenkrijgroute, both with junctions at brewery De Troch.


  • Brewery Den Herberg is organising continuously guided tours in the brewery. In addition to two food trucks on the gueuze terrace (Ferm – Den Ommegang), there is also a beer shop.
  • The film ‘Lambic: About Time and Passion’ by Dani Ruiz will be shown at regular intervals.
  • In the evening there will be musical performances in collaboration with ‘Lokale Helden’.
  • Parking is available nearby for buses, cars, motorbikes and bicycles.


  • At Hanssens Blendery – ATTENTION: only open on Sunday 1st of May – all produced beers can be tasted.
  • Snails in geuze soup, homemade dried sausages and homemade  sandwiches are on the menu.


  • After the tour at Lambiek Fabriek you can visit the bar or the shop.
  • Jo and Jo will also provide a food stand.
  • The atmosphere is brightened by pleasant music. On Saturday evenings, the bar remains open until after 7 pm.


  • At Lindemans Brewery one can witness the last brewing weekend of the year. Peter and Filip, the brewers, are happy to welcome you in the brewing room with its copper kettles. They will tell a lot about the work of wild yeasts, their craftsmanship and the patience needed to make Oude Geuze. Together with Geert and Dirk Lindemans, the guides and experts, the focus is on the beer experience and the authentic brewing process.
  • Who knows, you might even get a taste of blending your own gueuze. Select the best lambic, each with its own character, and take home your own unique blend.
  • Magical parasols tell 1001 Lambic stories by Lindemans.
  • Lindemans will print a personalised Lindemans bicentennial card, especially for you on site.
  • The children can take part in a fruit hunt in the brewery. In this way, the smallest brewery visitors will be brewers for a day.
  • One can enjoy a refreshing lambic beer during your visit. There will be even an anniversary beer that will be presented on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the brewery.
  • At the beautiful art nouveau stand you can enjoy a gin or cocktail, based on Lindemans beers and made in style by Lindemix ambassador and mixologist Jef Berben. A dash of music and classy cabaret dancers should of course not be missed.
  • When you are hungry, you can enjoy a richly filled plate of regional delicacies, a sensational burger, a Lindemans croquette or a delicious local ice cream.


  • At Brewery Mort Subite – ATTENTION: only open on Sunday 1st of May – one can visit the brewery and discover the Mort Subite beers. Try the Limited Edition Oude Kriek with Schaerbeek cherries, taste different vintages Old Gueuze to fully experience the effect of aging in the bottle, or taste the Megablend. 
  • One can enjoy the necessary delicacies and there is also entertainment all day long.


  • Blendery Oud Beersel welcomes you in the legendary Bierhuis Oud Beersel (open from Thursday to Sunday) and in a pop-up bar at the Kriekerij. There are continuously guided tours in Dutch, French and English. Stroll through the foeder rooms and the barrel warehouse. All visitors are offered a free lambic taste during the tour.
  • When you are hungry, you can visit the Bierhuis for our delicious beer kitchen, or visit the Hoeve Cuvry stand at the Kriekerij. For the children there is a bouncy castle and a face painting booth, while the adults can enjoy a delicious glass of beer from Oud Beersel at the bar.
  • In the brewery shop you can buy a special Oude Geuze Vandervelden that will be released for the 140th anniversary of Oud Beersel, the new Oude Geuze Barrel Selection Demi-Muids as well as the Megablend 2022. There will also be a number of very exclusive bottles are available in the store.
  • Parking is provided on Hendrik Consciencestraat, the street opposite Oud Beersel. Buses can easily park on Sanatoriumstraat, which will be a one-way street especially for this purpose during Toer de Geuze.
  • In the days before Toer de Geuze it is possible for groups to visit the brewery by appointment, via VZW De Geuzen.


  • Gueuzerie Tilquin will offer a free lambic tasting to every visitor who takes the guided tour. At the distillery one can buy two types of Gueuze (Oude Geuze and Geuze by the barrel), Oude Quetsche (plum lambic refermented in the bottle), Oude Mûre (blackberry lambic refermentation in the bottle), the typical Tilquin mixture of lambics and also Rullquin from the barrel. A range of experimental draft fruit beers are also on offer. Visitors can also enjoy other grape and fruit lambics by the glass.
  • For those who are hungry, there is pig on a spit from the Fisette butcher’s shop, fresh, tasty fish & chips from Bia Mara, or an artisanal burger and meatballs from Tartempion in Brussels style.
  • There is a bouncy castle for the children.
  • All Tilquin products are sold in the shop.
  • Parking is provided opposite the blendery.


  • Brewery Timmermans dates from 1702 and is the oldest active lambic brewery in the world. During the two days of the Toer de Geuze, the brewing activities can be witnessed. The brewing will start a little later than usual, so that the visitors can observe the mashing with the “madams”, the filtration and even the cooling of the wort in the coolship.
  • During the tour one can enjoy a delicious glass of lambic straight from the foeders in the unique foeder room.
  • In addition to some performances, you can enjoy the Timmermans beers in the authentic pub inside, or at the bar outside. Don’t forget to taste our various new beers.

Visitor Centre DE LAMBIEK

  • Visitor Centre De Lambiek will kicks off the Toer de Geuze with a fun beer quiz on Friday evening.
  • On Saturday and Sunday mornings one can enjoy a tasty breakfast.
  • Are you by bike or on foot? Then discover the Toer de Geuze cycling and walking routes along various breweries.
  • Have you always dreamed of putting together your own gueuze? Then take part in the workshop “Make Your Own Blend”.
  • On Saturday evening, the center will be transformed into “Toer de Geuze Muziekcafé”. Everyone is welcome from 6 pm.
  • Do you want to experience the Toer de Geuze for a whole weekend? Then book your spot at the pop-up campsite for campers or tents.
  • Have you not been able to visit all breweries? Then come to the beer center, where you will find a wide range of gueuze and kriek from the participating breweries and distilleries. Real enthusiasts can buy a box of Trio Megablend in the beer shop.

Still have any questions and/or need additional information? Then check the Toer de Geuze 2022 page on the HORAL website.

16-17/10/2021: Day(s) of the Old Gueuze 2021

De Lambikstoempers vzw and Streekproducten Centrum Halle invite you to their …

Dag van de Oude Geuze 2021


This fifteenth edition will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of October 2021, the closing weekend of the “Month of Lambic”, in the parking lot of the Streekproducten Centrum, Poststraat 3A in 1500 Halle, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

At the last edition in 2019, more than 650 interested parties, including a large number of foreigners, found their way to the Streekproducten Centrum to (re)discover the various flavors of lambic beers!

Once again, we will provide an extensive sample of spontaneous fermentation beers. Beers from the following breweries / blenders can be tasted:

  • Angerik (Dilbeek)
  • Boerenerf (Huizingen)
  • Boon (Lembeek)
  • Cantillon (Anderlecht)
  • De Cam (Gooik)
  • Den Herberg (Buizingen)
  • De Troch (Wambeek)
  • Eylenbosch (Kobbegem)
  • 3 Fonteinen (Beersel)
  • Girardin (Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle)
  • Hanssens (Dworp)
  • Lambiek Fabriek (Ruisbroek)
  • Lindemans (Vlezenbeek)
  • Mort Subite (Kobbegem)
  • Oud Beersel (Beersel)
  • Sako (Bogaarden)
  • Tilquin (Rebecq)
  • Timmermans (Itterbeek)

To the delight of many beer lovers, we only serve the real lambic beers. Namely this one where 100% lambic is still used to obtain OLD GUEUZE & OLD KRIEK and where use is made of the yeast cells that can be found in the air of the Zenne valley. We are therefore proud that we can offer a complete overview of the range of the remaining lambic breweries and blenders in the region at one location.


This year, visitors will again have the opportunity to taste a real lambic, the basic brew of Gueuze. We provide three lambics, supplied directly from the wooden barrels of the local lambic brewers.

In addition to the lambic, we also serve gueuze, kriek and various fruit lambic beers… The blond beer Servais (top fermentation, 5.5% alc. vol.) and still & sparkling water will also be available.

All beers are sold in 15 cl tasting glasses. This should make it possible to taste several of these beers.

Entrance to the Day(s) of the Old Gueuze is FREE.

Firsts & tasters

As on previous editions, you can taste a number of exclusive beers and firsts on the Day(s) of the Old Gueuze. For example, you can taste the two home-brewed lambics from Angerik (Dilbeek), the latest innovations from Lambiek Fabriek and Tilquin (among others), our own Cuvée Lambikstoemper 2014 and 2019, Mikkeller Oude Geuze Vermouth, the Bierpallieters Fond Geuze and so on.

This year, we chose to put ‘New Old Gueuze’ in the spotlight for our “tasting board”, which has become traditional. We serve Oude Geuze Den Herberg, HORAL Megablend 2021, Oude Geuze Eylenbosch, Oude Geuze Bord-Elle and Boon Black Label n°6 on one plate. This tasting board has been specially designed to enable the visitor to taste 5 glasses at the same time and thus embark on a journey through a fascinating taste landscape.


Golden Lambikstoemper Award 2021

De Lambikstoempers vzw wants to put the lambic beers in the spotlight every year by awarding the Golden Lambikstoemper Award.

In 2010, the first Golden Lambikstoemper Award went to De Heeren van Liedekercke, the second to Kaf’eko in Halle, the third to Boelekewis in Huizingen, the fourth to De Zwaan in Dworp, the fifth to ‘t Antwaerps Bierhuyske in Antwerp, the sixth, exceptionally to the Streekproducten Centrum in Halle, the seventh to ‘t Parlement, the eighth to Foeders in Amsterdam, the ninth to Den Herberg in Buizingen, number ten went to restaurant 3 Fonteinen in Beersel and last year the owners of De Smidse in Alsemberg were allowed to to pick up their Golden Lambikstoemper Award.

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2021 banner

On the basis of an impressive list of catering establishments and a number of criteria (which were drawn up after many hours of discussions) and after an anonymous site visit to the proposed businesses, De Lambikstoempers vzw, in the presence of the Deputy of the province of Flemish Brabant Gunther Coppens, on Sunday 17th of October 2021 at 2.30 pm, will award its Golden Lambikstoemper Award for the twelfth time to the catering business that, in their view, has paid the most attention to lambic beers in 2021.

The Golden Lambikstoemper Award is an artistic charter with some poetry drawn up by Ludo Buggenhout.

By the way, anyone can continuously propose catering businesses via our website.

Certainly do! And… we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 16th and/or Sunday 17th of October on our Day(s) of the Old Gueuze 2021 in the parking lot of the Streekproducten Centrum (Halle).

This activity is part of the Month of Lambic, an organization of Toerisme Vlaams-Brabant.