As during every Toer de Geuze, Gueuzerie Tilquin will be a special place to visit for any lambic lover on May 4 and 5. Owner/Master Blender Pierre Tilquin and his team always put on a show, with tours of the blendery, many exclusive beers, several gourmet food options, and an overall great time.
Here is a summation of what to expect this year, from Pierre: “At the occasion of the Toer de Geuze 2019, it’s open-doors weekend at Gueuzerie Tilquin, on the 4th and 5th of May 2019. Everyone is welcome. The entry is free. It is possible to get a free guided tour of the blendery (FR, NL, EN), to taste our beers at a bar and buy them at a shop. There will be good food and a bouncy castle… All you need to have a great time with friends and family.
Gueuzerie Tilquin offers to all visitors making the guided tour a free glass of lambic. At the blendery, all our products can be tasted: the two types of Gueuze (Gueuze à l’ancienne and Gueuze on draft) and Quetsche à l’ancienne (plums lambic refermented in bottle) and Mûre à l’ancienne (blackberry lambic refermented in bottle), the typical Tilquin blend of lambics, Meerts and Faro, and Stout Rullquin on draft. Some experimental fruit beers are also offered to you. Who is hungry, at Tilquin can find pig on the spit prepared by butcher Fisette, or a true craft burger from Chez Roger, or Brussels style meatballs from Tartempion, and hot-dogs or grilled halloumi sandwiches with kimchi from Fermenthings. For the youngest, there is also a bouncy castle. All Tilquin products will be on sale at the shop. There will be a parking area opposite to the blendery. Everybody welcome!”
Pierre added today: “Normally, we should have Magnums of gueuze on sale at the shop during Toer de Geuze. This is our first Magnum of gueuze, bottled last year on 19th of March 2018 (so it has already more than 1 year in the bottle). It is delicious. It will be sold in an individual box, 1 per person, at 25 EUR.
We have 2500 magnum bottles. Normally, around 500 will be sent to US later this year.”
Toer de Geuze hours are 11 am-7 pm on Saturday May 4, and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday, May 5. Gueuzerie Tilquin is located at Chaussée Maïeur Habils, 110, Rebecq-Bierghes. The telephone number is is 32 2 395 33 48.