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!

Dag van de Oude Geuze 2017

The Golden Lambikstoemper goes to …

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2016 't Parlement

… ‘t Parlement at Halle!

Based upon a now impressive list of horeca buinesses and a number of criteria (which were written after many hours of discussions) and after an anonymous visit on site of the proposed businesses we, the Lambikstoempers vzw, awarded the seventh Golden Lambikstoemper on Sunday 11 September 2016. The award goes to a business that, to our opinion, devoted the most attention to the Lambic beers in 2016.

This year the winner is ‘t Parlement (Klinkaert 10-19 at 1500 Halle), because of their nice range of Lambic beers (Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek …), but also Lambic in its pure form. Moreover, all this is served under  the Basilica tower with expertise and skill at which many horeca businesses would be jealous.

Top 3

The others of the top 3 of this year are … On second plcae: De Kluis at Buizingen, they also have a nice range of beers of spontaneous fermentation of the Pajottenland and the valley of the Senne.

This year the bronze is for the Centrumhotel at Beersel, where you always can find a good glass of Oude Geuze or Oude Kriek.

Finally our honorable mention this year goes to Eating café D’Akte at Sint-Kwintens-Lennik. Congratulations to all laureates!

Winner 2017

Wiho will win our Golden Lambikstoemper next year? You can contribute to that!
How? Send us your favourite for the Golden Lambikstoemper 2017 through our web site. And yes, You can do this even now!

The Golden Lambikstoemper is an artful charter provided with a poem by Leo Lintermans.

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2016 oorkonde

Check out the list of all our previous winners!

20 year Streekproducten Centrum Halle

As always our Golden Lambikstoemper was awarded during our Day(s) of the Oude Geuze, which invariably takes place at the Streekproducten Centrum at Halle. And this year was a special edition, due to the celebration of their 20th anniversary, with a genuine market of regional products on their parking.

Golden Lambikstoemper Award 2015 won by …

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2015

… Streekproducten Centrum Halle!

Based on an impressive list of cafés and various criteria (that were drawn up after many hours of negotiations) and after anonymous visits to the proposed businesses we, the Lambikstoempers, reached out our 6th Golden Lambikstoemper Award on the 22th of november 2015, to a business that best promoted our beloved lambic beers in 2015.

The winner this year is Streekproducten Centrum (Poststraat 3A in 1500 Halle), because of their longstanding commitment to local beers and the Lambic beers in particular. Invariably they have all Old Gueuze and Old Kriek of the 12 remaining lambic breweries and “stekerijen” in their shop. Definitely worth a visit!

1 winner!

Normally we use a top three in our Golden Lambikstoemper election, but this year we only have one winner. After 20 years of efforts by the Streekproducten Centrum Halle we think it’s (more than) time to put them – and only them – in the spotlight. So we’ve thrown our principles and regulations for one time aside for this one and only winner of the Golden Lambikstoemper 2015 Award.

Who will be next years winner? You can choose!
How? By sending us your candidate for our next Golden Lambikstoemper Award via our website. And yes, you can do this right now

The Golden Lambikstoemper Award is an artful document including some poetry compiled by Leo Lintermans.

Gouden Lambikstoemper 2015 Oorkonde


Check our list of past winners.