Now, let’s go and see some of the end results of these brew days. A visit to the tasting cafe, de lambik-o-droom, is a must do, and, fortunately, there is plenty of time during the long brew day to sample a few of the world class lambic beers on site. I caught a ride in the truck hauling the wort from Beersel to Lot, and headed into the cafe around noon. During this time, there is a several hour lull in the action while the boiling of the wort is taking place.
Note to our readers: if you live in an area where the 3 Fonteinen beers are not readily available, Belgium in a Box, an on-line web shop in Belgium, carries a wide selection of 3 Fonteinen beers and other 3 Fonteinen products, such as glassware, pate, and jams. Belgium in a Box (BIAB) is offering a 5% discount on two new 3 Fonteinen product offers to the readers of DrinkBelgianBeer.com, which can be accessed by using this promo code at checkout: 3F5%BIABDBB
Here is a link to information about two new offers from BIAB, one of which includes the aforementioned Hommage.
You can also buy beer at 3 Fonteinen’s shop (in person only) and leave it with them, and have Belgium in a Box ship it home for you. For more details on this and BIAB, see this link
During the same afternoon, Michael and Werner asked if I would like to taste an experimental lambic made with locally grown peaches from West Flanders, near Werner’s home. It was very interesting, and not sweet, and definitely the best peach lambic I have ever tasted. This beer, along with other small batch experiments, will debut at the lambic-o-droom on April 27 and 28, which is the same weekend as the Nacht van de Grote Dorst (aka Night of Great Thirst, on Friday 27th) and Zythos Bier Fest in Leuven on Saturday April 28th and Sunday 29th. The text below is from the brewery:
“Twist of Fate” (“Speling van het Lot”) is a series of small batch experimental brews, barrel maturations, fruit macerations and/or blends. It allows us to enter the lambic playground in our own way. We would like to pop them on Friday the 27th of April and Saturday the 28th of April in our lambik-O-droom (no reservation needed). We will soon announce a list of “Twists” available. On Friday the 27th of April we will exceptionally be open until 7 PM (instead of 5 PM) and will be chartering a bus to the Night of Great Thirst in Itterbeek. Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and reservations.
We hope you will have a peach of a time! The 3 Fonteinen team.”
This sounds like a fantastic time to visit the lambik-o-droom! You can see full details on the 3 Fonteinen Facebook page.
When I returned to the lambik-o-droom on Thursday, November 30, it snowed.
***CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE***: A look around the 3 Fonteinen barrel rooms
If you like this website, please like our Facebook page
and our Twitter page <