What and where on Toer de Geuze 2024

Toer de Geuze 2024

On Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May 2024, the Pajottenland will once again experience its heyday, as the – now 14th! – Toer de Geuze will take place!

  • Saturday 4 May 2024 from 11am to 7pm.
  • Sunday 5 May 2022 from 10am to 5pm.

Admission is FREE everywhere and no booking is necessary. You can do the Toer de Geuze with your own transport (car, bike…), or you can reserve a seat on one of the official HORAL buses, which traditionally accompany the Lambikstoempers. Note: these are 98% sold out, there are only a few places left on Sunday!

Participating breweries and blenders:

  • Boon: Fonteinstraat 65, 1502 Lembeek
  • De Cam: Dorpsstraat 67, 1755 Gooik
  • De Troch: Langestraat 20, 1741 Wambeek
  • Den Herberg: Octave de Kerchove d’Exaerdestraat 16, 1501 Buizingen
  • Eylenbosch: Isidoor Crokaertstraat 167, 1731 Zellik
  • Hanssens(*): Vroenenbosstraat 15/1, 1653 Dworp
  • Kestemont: Isabellastraat 16, 1703 Sint-Gertrudis-Pede
  • Lambiek Fabriek: Eugene Ghijsstraat 71, 1600 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
  • Lindemans: Lenniksebaan 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

(*) Closed on Saturday 4 May, OPEN only on Sunday 5 May.

Beer centre De Lambiek (Gemeenveldstraat 1, 1652 Alsemberg ) will also be open all weekend. Since various activities will also be organised here, a FREE shuttle bus will be provided. Reservation is required.

What to do where?

BOON

  • Boon Brewery is OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 9pm, on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 6pm.
  • The whole weekend: visits to the brewery, three Boon bars, summer terrace, bouncy castle and the Boon Biershop….
  • Musical entertainment: Saturday from 2pm by the Lembeek Easter Soldiers (De Carabiniers, De Cavalerie, De Congo) and D'(H)opmaten, Sunday by the Fanfarettes and the DeciBells.
  • Saturday 4 May at 11.30am starts the 3rd Geuze Boon Jogging, which runs through the brewery hall, the feed warehouses and some surprising locations in Lembeek.
  • HUNGRY?! Chef Lolo will provide bagnats with brasvar, meat loaf or veggie, as well as flat-cheese sandwiches, and ice cream or sugar tarts for dessert.
  • Both car and bike parking is provided at the brewery.

DE CAM

  • Blendery De Cam will be OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 6pm, on Sunday 5 May from 11am to 6pm. Each day will be unique, just as each bottle of De Cam is.
  • On Sunday 5 May, Karel Goddeau & chef Tom Bollen will jointly organise a Toer de Geuze Food Pairing by Taratata restaurant. They will present 3 distinctive dishes from the Pajottenland region, all prepared with the best gueuze and lambic from De Cam. Chef Tom Bollen, sous chef Wannes De Cordt and beer sommelier Gery Vanloffelt will be present. Highly recommended!

DE TROCH

  • Brewery De Troch is OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm, on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm.
  • You can enjoy a summer terrace and a bouncy castle all weekend long.
  • Combine your visit to De Troch with the walking route Pol De Mont and/or the cycling route the Boerenkrijgroute, both of which pass by the brewery.
  • HUNGRY?! You will find cold snacks such as a sandwich with Wambeek flat cheese. You can find more meals at nearby bistro Leo & Ben’s, which will present dishes prepared with beers from De Troch especially on the occasion of Toer de Geuze. (Reservations are recommended).
  • Parking (car and bikes) is available on the parking meadow opposite the brewery, and around the church. Buses are best parked on the Weverstraat. Parking is prohibited on the carriageway opposite the brewery, except for buses.

DEN HERBERG

  • Brewery Den Herberg will be OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 8pm, on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 6pm. The café will be open on Saturday from 11am-3pm and Sunday from 10am-1pm.
  • There will be free tours of the brewery and a shop for those who want to reminisce at home. Geuze Magnum bottles will be available again btw!
  • More ‘specials’ on site: Geuze Thevenet, Geus Genereus (made with 4, 5 and 6 year old lambics), cherry lambics, sample pallet of lambics ‘Vosse’ with 1-2-3-4-5-6 year old lambics and Geuze & Kriek on tap.
  • The summer terrace is a great place to hang out, with popular games and a skittle alley. And for the little ones: a bouncy castle, face painting stand and a balloon man,
  • HUNGRY?! There will be hot and cold dishes at the brewery (stew, meatballs with cherries, veggie pasta), Bij Piek (farmer’s sandwiches, quiche, seasonal bowl) and in the café (special dish and ham in mustard sauce).
  • On Saturday evening, 4 May, you can enjoy a performance by Travelin’ Band (tribute band CCR) from 8:30pm.
  • Buses can park at Parking ‘Gemeenteplein’. Parking for cars is available at the former kaatsplein in the park of Buizingen. Bicycles can be parked opposite Café Den Herberg or at the back of the Zenneweg.

EYLENBOSCH

  • Eylenbosch Brewery will be open for the first time during Toer de Geuze and OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm, Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm.
  • Everyone is welcome to discover the foeder barn and taste the various beers. The shop will also be open, as will the summer terrace and bouncy castle, coloured with the necessary background music.
  • NEW at Eylenbosch: the first Oude Gueuze 75cl with 100% Eylenbosch lambic and the Whisky Symphony Gueuze 75cl Limited Edition.
  • HUNGRY?! Hot dishes and also ice creams will be provided!
  • Buses can drop off visitors but must drive through (one-way traffic towards Kobbegem). Buses can be parked at Van Moer Transport (Isidoor Crokaertstraat 25, 1731 Asse). Cars can be parked at the foederschuur (on the meadow). Buses are NOT allowed on the meadow!

HANSSENS

  • Blendery Hanssens will only be OPEN on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm, NOT on Saturday 4 May.
  • NEW: a 100% hand-picked Schaarbeek Krieken lambic Limited Edition
  • HUNGRY?! Come feast on white & black tripe, as well as home-made products such as dried sausage with Hanssens Geuze and sandwiches.

KESTEMONT

  • Kestemont Brewery will be open for the first time during Toer de Geuze and OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm, Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm.
  • Free entry to the brewery, foeder room and so on.
  • Side animation: summer terrace, playground, bouncy castle, all kinds of pub games (such as corntoss, big jenga, nail-biting), Giro on big screen and… good food!
  • NEW: 2 new lambic beers, one with blood orange and one with bergamot.
  • HUNGRY?! On Saturday, Mong Foodtrucks will come and serve croques. On Sunday, you can savor delicious burgers from Just Burger.
  • There is parking for both cars and bikes diagonally opposite the brewery, opposite numbers 8-10. Parking is prohibited in the rest of Isabellastraat, except for buses, which can park on the carriageway.

LAMBIEK FABRIEK

  • Brewery Lambiek Fabriek is OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to midnight, on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 7pm.
  • Come admire the brand-new brewing installation, stroll among the barrels and casks, enjoy the summer terrace or… take out your frustrations on the punching bag. Anyway: fun guaranteed! #nobrettnoglory
  • Afterparty: on Saturday night, with Onda Sonora.
  • NEW: Hell & Wild Spiritu-Elle 43% (spirit made from lambic, cassis and muscaris grape).
  • HUNGRY?! Then there are burgers and ice creams.
  • Enough parking is available. Buses can stop briefly in front of the gate, as parking is prohibited there.

LINDEMANS

  • Lindemans Brewery will be OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm, Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm. Pre-registration is desirable!
  • Discover the brewery and enjoy the unique opportunity to experience the last brew of the season. Experience ‘Blend Your Own Gueuze’ again this year, where you can bottle your own gueuze. Also present: a summer terrace, musical performances and bouncy castles.
  • NEW: Lindemans Pure Oude Gueuze, Limited Edition – only 12,000 bottles! – from lambic aged for 7 years on a large oak foeder.
  • HUNGRY?! You can choose both cold and hot dishes.
  • Parking for both cars and bikes is available at the brewery.

MORT SUBITE

  • Mort Subite Brewery is OPEN only on Sunday 5 May from 11am to 7pm, NOT on Saturday 4 May.
  • Visit the brewery, taste the different beers and find the kid in yourself with all kinds of folk games.
  • NEW: Silence of the Lambic, or Vière au chardonnay and lambic, a unique collaboration between Mort Subite and Gallia from Paris.
  • HUNGRY?! Then taste the sausages baked in Oude Geuze.
  • Parking is available in the streets near the brewery.

OUD BEERSEL

  • Blendery Oud Beersel is OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm and Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm. The Bierhuis is open on Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
  • All weekend: continuous free guided tours (20 min) – in Dutch, French and English – and a well-stocked brewery shop with various bottles, beer boxes, glassware and other goodies.
  • Fringe entertainment: ‘Nagelke klop’, horseshoe throwing, comfy beach chairs to hang out in, a musical organ and – for the little ones – a bouncy castle and a face painting stand.
  • NEW: Oude Geuze Vandervelden 142 (on the occasion of Oud Beersel’s 142nd birthday) and 2 new Sparkling Infused Lambics (Grapefruit Peel and Salted Tangering Peel).
  • HUNGRY?! At the Bierhuis you can enjoy the delicious beer kitchen, while at the Kriekerij there will be a dessert stand. And Hoeve Cuvry will traditionally provide pig on a spit! Groups wishing to eat at the Bierhuis on Saturday evening or Sunday evening should book in advance.
  • Parking is available on Hendrik Consciencestraat, the street opposite Oud Beersel. Buses can easily park on Sanatoriumstraat, which becomes a one-way street for this purpose during Toer de Geuze.

TILQUIN

  • Gueuzerie Tilquin will be OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm, on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm.
  • Free guided tours of the blendery will be organised – in French, Dutch and English – and all beers will be available for tasting at the bar, as well as for sale in the shop. A bouncy castle will be provided for the little ones.
  • NEW: Oude Abricot Tilquin and Tilquin Oude Gueuze Cuvée Arthur, the latest release from the Family Tree Project (with 20% 1-year-old, 30% 2-year-old and 50% 3-year-old lambic).
  • HUNGRY?! Then feast on pig on a spit (prepared by butcher Fisette), fish & chips (from Bia Mara) and/or meatballs Brussels-style (from Tartempion).
  • Opposite the blendery, you will find plenty of parking space. Please note: Tilquin is located on a busy road!

TIMMERMANS

  • Timmermans Brewery will be OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm, and on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 6pm.
  • Ambiance guaranteed with musical performances by, among others, J&D Band (Saturday), Fanfare de Vrije Belgen (Sunday) and entertainment for children!
  • NEW: Lambic Elderflower, Griotteke 2 (2024 edition), Lambic Merlot 2024 and Lambic Pinot Gris 2024.
  • Timmermans Brewery will soon undergo a major metamorphosis. After the Toer de Geuze, visits to the brewery will be limited due to renovation works. The renovations will be carried out with respect for the historical framework, as Timmermans Brewery is an active brewery included in the list of protected industrial heritage.
  • HUNGRY?! Then head to the food truck with gourmet Angus beef burgers and fries.
  • There are several parking options: parking corner Dorpstraat – Itterbeeksebaan, church square Dorpstraat – Kerkstraat, along Dreeflaan and Itterbeeksebaan. At the brewery, space will be kept free for buses anyway.

And also don’t forget to visit…

BEER CENTRE DE LAMBIEK

  • Beer Centre De Lambiek is OPEN on Saturday 4 May from 11am to 7pm, on Sunday 5 May from 10am to 5pm.
  • On Saturday, between 2pm and 5pm, enjoy the Colby Music Band while tasting a tasty lambic beer.
  • On Sunday, you can put together your ‘Own blend’ geuze from 1pm to 5pm, accompanied by one of its local brewers. You have a choice of different types of lambic to blend your own bottle, so taste, blend and… enjoy your unique bottle one year after the date.
  • HUNGRY?! What could be better with a good glass of Oude Geuze/Kriek than a sandwich with Geuze pâté or flat cheese?
  • Cars can park at Parking CC De Meent (Gemeenveldstraat 34, 1652 Alsemberg), buses at the car park of the Sint-Viktorschool (Brusselsesteenweg 20, 1652 Alsemberg).
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE: The Toer de Geuze beer box and the new Megablend 2024 Oude Geuze

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!

CHECK OUR FULL BEER LIST HERE

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.