28-29/10/2023: 17th Day(s) of the Oude Geuze

The Lambikstoempers and Streekproducten Centrum Halle invite you to the…

17TH DAY(S) OF THE OUDE GEUZE

Throughout the month of October, Tourism Flemish Brabant is organising the Month of Lambics for the 3rd time. To highlight the unique lambic culture in the Pajottenland and Zenne Valley, Tourism Flemish Brabant developed a varied tourist offer. The breweries, stekeries and folk pubs present a programme that can be discovered via various walking and cycling tours. The ideal end to this month is of course the … Day(s) of the Oude Geuze, organised by the Streekproducten Centrum and De Lambikstoempers vzw!

This seventeenth edition will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2023, at the parking lot of the Streekproducten Centrum, Poststraat 3A in 1500 Halle. Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.

Last year, more than 850 interested parties, including quite a few foreign beer lovers, found their way to the Streekproducten Centrum to (re)discover the diverse flavour flavours of lambic beers.

Also this year, we will provide an extensive sampling of beers of spontaneous fermentation! Beers from the following breweries / samplers will be available for tasting:

  • Angerik (Dilbeek)
  • Belle-Vue (Sint-Pieters-Leeuw)
  • Bobbi Brewery (Ittre)
  • Boerenerf (Huizingen)
  • Boon (Lembeek)
  • Brussels Beer Project (Brussel)
  • Cantillon (Anderlecht)
  • De Cam (Gooik)
  • De Troch (Wambeek)
  • Den Herberg (Buizingen),
  • Eylenbosch (Kobbegem)
  • 3 Fonteinen (Beersel)
  • Girardin (Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle)
  • Hanssens (Dworp)
  • Kestemont (Sint-Gertrudis-Pede)
  • Lambiek Fabriek (Ruisbroek)
  • Lindemans (Vlezenbeek)
  • Mort Subite (Kobbegem)
  • Oud Beersel (Beersel)
  • Tilquin (Rebecq)
  • Timmermans (Itterbeek)

Much to the delight of many beer lovers, we only serve real lambic beers. Namely those where 100% lambic is still used to obtain OUDE GEUZE & OUDE KRIEK. We are therefore proud to offer the full range of most of the region’s lambic breweries and distilleries in one location.

CHECK OUR FULL BEER LIST HERE

This year, visitors will also again have the chance to taste a real lambic, the basic brew of gueuze. So in addition, we will also serve gueuze, kriek and other fruit lambics.

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

Entry to the Day(s) of the Oude Geuze is FREE.

SCOOPS & TASTERS

As at previous editions, you can taste a number of special beers and firsts at the Day(s) of the Oude Geuze. Among others, you can taste the Cuvée Lambikstoemper 2014 (Boon) ánd 2019 (Lindemans), Single & Wild Colon-Elle 2023 (Lambiek Fabriek), the Megablend 2013, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022 (HORAL), El Ambiguo Oude Geuze (Sako), Bloedappelsien Lambiek – lambic with blood oranges – (Kestemont), Dansaert Oude Geuze (Brussels Beer Project), the brand new Succubus Oude Geuze (Hanssens ism Boelekewis) and so on…

For our now traditional “tasting board”, this year we chose to highlight, the base brew, lambic. Thus, we are serving 5 different lambics on the tasting board: from Angerik (6 months), De Troch (7 months), Den Herberg (24 months), Oud Beersel (18 months) and Timmermans (12 months, on a pinot barrel) . This tasting board was specially designed to allow visitors to order 5 glasses of 10 cl. at a time and thus embark on a journey through a fascinating landscape of flavours!

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GOLDEN LAMBIKSTOEMPER 2023

Every year, the Lambikstoempers vzw wants to put the spotlight on lambic beers by awarding the Golden Lambikstoemper.

In 2010, the first Golden Lambikstoemper went to De Heeren van Liedekercke (Denderleeuw), the second to Kaf’eko (Halle), the third to Boelekewis (Huizingen), the fourth to De Zwaan (Dworp), the fifth to ‘t Antwaerps Bierhuyske (Antwerp), the sixth – exceptionally – to the Streekproducten Centrum (Halle), the seventh to ‘t Parlement (Halle) the eighth went to Foeders (Amsterdam), the ninth went to Den Herberg (Buizingen), the tenth to Restaurant 3 Fonteinen (Beersel), number eleven went to Restaurant & Bierherberg De Smidse (Alsemberg), number twelve to Fiets- en wandelcafé Paddenbroek (Gooik) and last year Jef from De Bascule (Bellingen) was awarded the Golden Lambikstoemper!

On the basis of a by now impressive list of pubs and restaurants and a number of criteria (which were drawn up after many hours of discussions and point-counting) and after anonymous site visits to the proposed pubs, De Lambikstoempers vzw will, on Sunday 29 October 2023 at 2.30 p.m., for the 14th time, present its Golden Lambikstoemper to the pub and restaurant which, in their eyes, has paid the most attention to lambic beers in 2023.

The Golden Lambikstoemper is an artistic certificate provided with some poetry by Ludo Buggenhout.

By the way, anyone can propose pubs, cafés or restaurants via our website.

Be sure to do so! And we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 28 October and/or Sunday 29 October at our Day(s) of the Oude Geuze 2023, on the parking lot of the Streekproducten Centrum (Halle).

This activity is part of the Month of the Lambics, an organisation of Tourism Flemish Brabant.

Pictures: Lambikstoempers Diner 2023

For our annual (members’) dinner this year, we headed for the pearl of Pajottenland, where we got to put our feet under the table at Roel “Roeloeloe” Janssens’ in cycling and walking café Paddenbroek, winner of our Golden Lambikstoemper 2021, to enjoy a delicious BBQ on Saturday 19 August 2023.

Beer Weekend 2023 on 26-27 August

Lambikstoempers Bierweekend 2023

On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August 2023, we show up again for the Lambikstoempers Beer Weekend, from 2pm to midnight (on Saturday) and from 2pm to 8pm (on Sunday) respectively, at the beer centre ‘De Lambik’, Gemeenveldstraat 1 in 1652 Alsemberg (Beersel).

As always, you get to choose from +100 different beers, most of which are of spontaneous fermentation (from flat lambic over Oude Geuze, to fruit lambic, Oude Kriek and so on), as well as a nice selection of new and/or special Belgian beers that are less or not (yet) known to the general public. “Specials” guaranteed!

View our Beer List 2023 here

You can also enjoy tasty snacks, whether or not on the sun terrace, while your children play on the bouncy castle or take part in our colouring contest. And yes, who knows, you might win a nice prize in our big beer tombola!

Read all about our Beer Weekend 2023

Entrance is FREE! Everyone is welcome!

“Not the biggest, but the nicest beer festival”

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