Breweries

  • A Visit to Brouwerij Boon

    A Visit to Brouwerij Boon

    A visit to the hallowed Brouwerij Boon-which has the largest stock of lambic in oak barrels in the world, at 2.1 million liters-is always a great pleasure. The brewery, located in Lembeek, about 18 km/12 miles southwest of Brussels, in the Province of Flemish Brabant, added a new, multi story tasting cafe, called Boon Bar,…

  • A day in the Payottenland and Zenne Valley with Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

    A day in the Payottenland and Zenne Valley with Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

    Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen has long been among the most well-respected lambic producers in Belgium. 3 Fonteinen was founded by Gaston Debelder in 1953 in Beersel, as a cafe and lambic blendery. The blendery was later taken over by Gaston’s son, Armand, and there have been a lot of changes since then. The detailed history of…

  • Brouwerij Eylenbosch joins The High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers (HORAL)

    Brouwerij Eylenbosch joins The High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers (HORAL)

    Brouwerij Eylenbosch, which had been one of Belgium’s best known lambic breweries until it no longer brewed around 1989, has been reborn. This famous old landmark is on the road from Brussels to Ninove, in Schepdaal. In 2018, Erik De Keersmaeker, the fifth-generation of the De Keersmaeker lambic brewing family, which includes De Keersmaeker and…

  • A visit to De Brouwerij VAN ’T Pajottenland and Distillery De Cort

    A visit to De Brouwerij VAN ’T Pajottenland and Distillery De Cort

    Belgium has a brand new lambic brewery, right in the heart of the Pajottenland (Payottenland) and Zenne valley. De Brouwerij VAN ’T Pajottenland in Pepingen has actually been producing lambic for about 18 months now, and the site recently opened to the public. There is also an existing distillery on the same site, De Cort.…

  • Oud Beersel selects exclusive new U.S. importer, Winter Dog Cellars of Virginia

    Oud Beersel selects exclusive new U.S. importer, Winter Dog Cellars of Virginia

    Oud Beersel, the venerable and highly-respected lambic blendery in Beersel, Belgium, has selected a new importer for the U.S.A., Winter Dog Cellars of Fairfax, Virginia. The deal was announced in a press release by Winter Dog Cellars on September 28, 2022. I was aware of the impending import agreement for some time, but was unable…

  • Cantillon Quintessence 2022

    Cantillon Quintessence 2022

    Brasserie Cantillon of Brussels continues to be the world’s most beloved lambic brewery, and for good reason. Brewer Jean Van Roy has been producing an amazing and growing array of lambic beers for quite a few years, many of which are aged with wine and/or matured in former wine barrels. The pace of the releases…