Individuals that enjoy a good Lambic or sour Belgian beer might want to take a trip to Belgium this August. On August 30-31 De Lambikstoempers will be celebrating their 15th annual Lambic Beer Weekend. Over the weekend, De Lambikstoempers will offer over one hundred different beers for tasting including forty different Lambic beers.
De Lambikstoempers is the premier Zythos affiliated Lambic beer promotion club. They are located in Belgium’s Lambic producing region. The Beer Weekend will take place in Bezoekerscentrm De Lambiek in Alsemberg.
There will be a wide range of Lambic beers available for tasting at the event including basic brewed Lambic, Gueuze, Kriek and other fruit Lambics that are not widely available to the public. The beers will be supplied by the Streekproducten Centrum, a retail shop offering a variety of artisanal edible and drinkable products from the Province of Flemish Brabant.
This year at the Lambic Beer Weekend you can sample a glass of fresh Lambooske and compare it to last year’s version which will be available in bottles. Lambooske is made with a one year old Lindeman’s Lambic. Raspberries are added to the brew and it is allowed to macerate in the Lambic for three weeks. Some of the Lambooske is then bottled with some sugar to encourage a re-fermentation.
Also available at the Beer Weekend will be a new Lambic beer called Cuvee Lambikstoemper. Details about this beer are not being disclosed so if you wish to sample this special brew you will need to make the trip to Belgium for the Lambic Beer Weekend.
With the exception of specialty beers, all beers at Beer Weekend will be sold for 1.50 euro. Beers will be served in special, newly made Lambikstoempers tasting glasses which make it possible to sample several of the beers that are offered at the event.
While visiting the Lambic Beer Weekend, visitors are encouraged to stop by the Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek which is Belgium’s Lambic beer visitor center. This tribute to Lambic beer opened during the summer of 2011 and is the perfect stop for Lambic beer lovers. Remember, if you drink and drive, be sure to call a car service to drive you around.
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