Toer de Geuze 2017 is May 6-7

Published on April 27, 2017.

Hanssens Oude Gueuze.

Hanssens Oude Gueuze.

One must-visit during Toer de Geuze is the Hanssens Artisanaal lambic blendery in Dworp, at Vroenenbosstraat 15. Hanssens is rarely open the public these days (no doubt a quality of life decision by owners Sidy Hanssens and husband John Matthys) so Sunday, May 7 will be a prime opportunity to visit this superb lambic producer. Hanssens will not be open the Saturday.

Here is what Sidy Hanssens told me in late April: “We will have Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek, Oude Schaarbeekse kriek, framboos, cassis, scarabecca = pure Schaarbeekse lambiek. The food is all home made: Belgian fries, pork farm grown pig from friend on a spit with vegetables, home made liverpate, eggsalade from our chicken, home dried saucigses smokend on hanssens old oak barrels chips, a special apero from geuze and cava. We will also have wulken in geuzesoep.”

Looks like Hanssens will be a great visit, as always!

Hanssens blender/co-owner John Matthys.

Hanssens blender/co-owner John Matthys.

Rows of bottles of Hanssens Oude Gueuze.

Rows of bottles of Hanssens Oude Gueuze.

Rows of barrels at Hannsens Artisanal.

Rows of barrels at Hanssens Artisanal.

Barrel at Hanssens Artisanal.

Barrel at Hanssens Artisanal.

John Matthys of Hanssens (right) with Italian beer writer and lambic lover Lorenzo Dabove.

John Matthys of Hanssens (right) with Italian beer writer and lambic lover Lorenzo Dabove.

A row of barrels at Hanssens.

A row of barrels at Hanssens.

Active fermentation at Hanssens.

Active fermentation at Hanssens.

Drinking Hanssens lambic from a barrel makes people smile. Here, Craig and Mary Schanning from Wisconsin.

Drinking Hanssens lambic from a barrel makes people smile. Here, Craig and Mary Schanning from Wisconsin.

Pulling lambic from a barrel at Hanssens.

Pulling lambic from a barrel at Hanssens.

A row of newer barrels at Hanssens.

A row of newer barrels at Hanssens.

The beer options during 2015 Toer de Geuze at Hanssens.

The beer options during 2015 Toer de Geuze at Hanssens.

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Lisa pouring a Hanssens Oude Kriek at Cafe In de Welkom, Dworp.

Lisa pouring a Hanssens Oude Kriek at Cafe In de Welkom, Dworp.

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