The Day of the Lambic

2024: 16th edition of the Day of the Lambic

On Saturday 26 October 2024, the Gueuze Society will organise the 16th edition of the ‘Day of the Lambic’ in Angerik brewery in Dilbeek, where Kluysbosch’s lambic is maturing. Traditionally, it is the kick-off of the Month of the Lambic of the province of Flemish Brabant. Nowhere else in the world will you find so many different types of lambic as at this small, cosy festival. An excellent opportunity to compare the brews of different producers. On that day, visitors can also take a look behind the scenes at Angerik, one of the youngest lambic breweries. There are short guided tours throughout. The gate opens at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

The Day of the Lambic has been held at a different lambic brewery for several years now. This year, visitors will be welcomed and guided by Sam De Cuyper from the Angerik brewery. He will tell about the origins of the brewery, his first steps in the lambic world, the Kluysbosch lambic beers and his plans for the future.

The Day of the Lambic was first organised in 2008 to draw attention to the legendary cask and foeder beer from the Pajottenland and the Senne Valley. This was necessary, because with the exception of a few producers, hardly anyone was marketing lambic at the time. All attention was focused on gueuze. Even in specialised catering establishments, lambic was only sporadically on the beer menu. That has completely changed now. More and more brewers are adding an Oude Lambiek to their range and every self-respecting café owner who offers gueuze and other spontaneously fermented beers now also has at least one Oude Lambiek and sometimes even a fruit lambic on the menu.

On October 26, you can taste from an impressive collection of more than 20 types of Oude Lambiek and fruit lambic, originating from Ambreus, Boon, Den Herberg, 3 Fonteinen, Eylenbosch, Girardin, Kestemont, Lambiek Fabriek, Lindemans, Odilon, Oud Beersel, Sako, Timmermans and of course also from Kluysbosch itself. Some of these beers are commercially available, others are presented especially for this event. A unique opportunity to get acquainted with the liquid heritage of the region between the Senne and Dender rivers.

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