Toer de Geuze 2017 is May 6-7

Published on April 27, 2017.

Pierre Tilquin, blender and owner of Gueuzerie Tilquin.

Pierre Tilquin, blender and owner of Gueuzerie Tilquin.

At Gueuzerie Tilquin in Rebecq-Bierghes (Chaussée Maieur Habils 110) there will be plenty going on as well. Blender/Owner Pierre Tilquin and crew always put on a good show, and here are there plans for this year’s Toer de Geuze: “At the occasion of the Toer de Geuze 2017, it’s open-doors weekend at Gueuzerie Tilquin, on the 6th and 7th of May 2017. Everyone is welcome. The entry is free. It is possible to get a free guided tour of the blendery (in French, Dutch, or English) and 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.”

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne.

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne.

“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. Who is hungry, at Tilquin can find pig on the spit prepared by butcher Fisette, or a true craft burger from Chez Roger, or a cheese plate of farm raw milk cheeses from Ferme Le Bailli, or a slice of bread with cottage cheese, or finally eel from Chimay on a slice of bread. 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 Tilquin pulling a glass of lambic from a barrel.

Pierre Tilquin pulling a glass of lambic from a barrel.

Pierre Tilqjuin with a glass of lambic pulled directly from the barrel to his right.

Pierre Tilqjuin with a glass of lambic pulled directly from the barrel to his right.

Determined and intense: Pierre Tilquin pulling a glass of lambic from an oak barrel, making sure not to spill any of the precious nectar.

Determined and intense: Pierre Tilquin pulling a glass of lambic from an oak barrel, making sure not to spill any of the nectar.

Uli Kremer (left) the blender of the "H Ertie" beers, with Olivier Desmet, owner of the great Nüetnigenough restaurant in Brussels.

Uli Kremer (left) the blender of the “H Ertie” beers, with Olivier Desmet, owner of the great Nüetnigenough restaurant in Brussels.

Here is what will be available at the bar at Gueuzerie Tilquin :
– Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne 6.4%
– Gueuze Tilquin – draft version 4.8%
– Quetsche Tilquin à l’ancienne 6.4% (in 2 versions : with Prunes de Namur or with Quetsches véritables d’Alsace)
– Quetsche Tilquin – draft version 5.5% (IN PRIME TIME FOR THE TOER DE GEUZE 2017)
– Mûre Tilquin à l’ancienne 6.4%
– Pinot Noir Tilquin à l’ancienne (Cuvée 10 years Moeder Lambic Original) 7.7% – ! in limited quantity !
– Assemblage de lambics 6.4%
– Faro Tilquin 4.8%
– Mars (Meerts) 3.4%
– Stout Rullquin 7.0%
– (Stout Rullquin)² 8.5%
– Oude Geuze Mega Blend 2017 7.0%

Pinot Noir Tilquin à l’ancienne (Cuvée 10 years Moeder Lambic Original.)

Pinot Noir Tilquin à l’ancienne (Cuvée 10 years Moeder Lambic Original.)

Some of the silver-banded barrels at Gueuzerie Tilquin.

Some of the silver-banded barrels at Gueuzerie Tilquin.

A barrel room at Gueuzerie Tilquin.

A barrel room at Gueuzerie Tilquin.

A barrel at Tilquin.

A barrel at Tilquin.

Piere Tilquin pouring Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne.

Piere Tilquin pouring Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne.

Out back at Gueuzerie Tilquin. Flanders is on the other side of the railroad tracks. Tilquin is the only lambic blendery in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium.

Out back at Gueuzerie Tilquin. Flanders is on the other side of the railroad tracks. Tilquin is the only lambic blendery in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium.

Gueuzerie Tilquin at Zythos Beer Fest 2015.

Gueuzerie Tilquin at Zythos Beer Fest 2015.

Oude Mûre Tilquin à L'ancienne at ZBF 2015.

Oude Mûre Tilquin à L’ancienne at ZBF 2015.

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