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An interview with Jean Van Roy, Brasserie Cantillon

In late August 2018, I interviewed Jean Van Roy, brewmaster and fifth generation owner of Brasserie Cantillon, which is perhaps the world’s most beloved lambic brewery. The interview took place just a couple of days after the third edition of the superb BXL Beer Festival in Brussels. I asked Jean about a wide variety of…The post A ...

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Bokke, Ebenezer’s Pub, and The Night of Great Thirst 2019

There are a number of lambic beer events across the world that every lambic lover should, no, must, have on their bucket list. One of these is “The Night of Great Thirst” which is organized by Yves and Kurt Panneels around the end of April or early May in even-numbered years. This event is held…The post Bokke, Ebenezer&rsquo ...

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Brouwerij Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René, and more

Brouwerij Lindemans of Vlezenbeek, Belgium, is a very important entity in the lambic beer world. Lindemans, which was founded in 1822, produces a quality wort that is used by most of Belgium’s lambic blenderies: Bokke (formerly Bokkereyder) as well as De Cam, Hanssens, and Gueuzerie Tilquin. Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen also uses Lindemans lamb ...

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Brasserie Cantillon La Vie est Belge 2019

Brussels’ beloved Brasserie Cantillon is regarded as producing some of the most extraordinary lambic beers in the world, and for good reason. Fourth generation brewmaster Jean Van Roy, son of Jean-Pierre Van Roy, is not afraid to experiment, and the numerous highly sought after beers crafted by Cantillon demonstrate that Jean Van Roy doe ...

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Bokke: Abrighost and Framboos Pjassel Kriek 2018, and more

Raf Souvereyns, aka Raf Soef for short, is one of the most highly-regarded small lambic producers on the planet now. His “Bokke” lambic blendery, located in an industrial area on the outskirts of Hasselt, Belgium, has only been open for a few years, yet Raf is crafting some of the most sought after lambics in…The post Bokke: ...

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