Colin and I have just got back from a wonderful day, grabbing a selection of Gueuze for all of you!
Beers, all great gueuzes from Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, De Troch, De Cam, Lindemans, Girardin, Boon etc etc. Anyway without wanting to spoil the surprise and I have a beer festival to go to, and it’s wayyyyy to sunny to be sat at a PC, here’s a few photos from yesterday. (i’ll post links to beermerchants.com as and when they are available, and of course I will put it over twitter too!) Alll in all, it was an awesome day. If anyone ever says to you, “all lambic breweries are alike…” poke ’em in the ear and say, no. They are very very different to the next. And, if you ever want a lesson in Passion, pure energy and commitment… watch Armand DeBelder, genius, legend, talent, commitment, pure passion… awesome moment.
How about this for some news, that I got at work.
About: Creation of a new lambic beer, especially for the 2009 Toer de Gueuze. The event will occur on Sunday April 26, at nine of the eleven remaining lambic producers: all except Cantillon and Girardin.
The new beer is called “Geuze Mega Blend.”
This brew is a blend of lambics from eight of the 11 remaining lambic producers; namely: Boon, De Cam, Drie Fonteinen, Hanssens, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, Timmermans and De Troch. Geuze Mega Blend was bottled October 15, and is currently maturing in 75 cl bottles.
I am intrigued. I really should look at my email inbox more often.
*edit – highlighted on Ratebeer.com, seemingly this text has come somewhat edited to me, from Chuck Cook’s blog – here – he goes there a few times a year; bumped into him on occasion.
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