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The Toer de Geuze is a biennial public event centred around lambic and geuze beers, putting the craftsmanship of the lambic brewers and geuze blenders of the Pajottenland and the Zenne Valley in the spotlight. Lambic brewers and geuze blenderies open their doors for a whole weekend. The two-day event is organised by HORAL (The High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers).
The ‘Hoge Raad voor Ambachtelijke Lambiekbieren’ (HORAL, High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers) was founded in 1997. The non-profit association unites most of the Flemish and Walloon Brabant lambic breweries and geuze blenders. The association promotes traditional lambic beers, especially Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek, and also takes initiatives to protect these beers. HORAL is the organiser of the biannual Toer de Geuze.
11 lambic breweries and geuze blenders are participating in the Toer de Geuze At Home event: Boon Brewery, De Oude Cam Blendery, De Troch Brewery, Den Herberg Brewery, Hanssens Artisanaal Blendery, Lambiek Fabriek Brewery, Lindemans Brewery, Mort Subite Brewery, Oud Beersel Blendery, Tilquin Blendery and Timmermans Brewery.
A lambic brewer brews the wort for the lambic beers he produces himself, whereas a blender buys wort from a lambic brewer. The further production process is identical: both let the lambic mature on wooden barrels and blend (mix) lambic of different ages (usually from 3 months to 3 years), to let it mature further, within the bottle.
Since 2009, a special Oude Geuze has been created for each of the Toer de Geuze events: the HORAL Megablend. The Megablend 2021 is a blend of young and old lambic contributed by all the HORAL members: Boon, De Cam, De Troch, Hanssens, Tilquin, Lambiek Fabriek, Lindemans, Mort Subite, Oud Beersel and Timmermans. This year’s Limited Edition will be launched on the weekend of the Toer de Geuze.
Watching the videos might have whet your appetite for a cold, delicious beer or perhaps you’d like to taste one of the numerous lambic beers on the market? Here are some suggestions of where you can purchase lambic beer where you are.
As part of the upcoming Toer de Geuze
celebrations, HORAL is introducing
a new event called The Lambic Round
Table which takes place on Friday 29
April 2022 at 20:00 CET.
During The Lambic Round Table,
Lambic personalities will sit down to
discuss key issues relating to Lambic’s
history, culture, and production.
The full programme for the Lambic Round Table is available here.
The Lambic Round Table will be in English.
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During the weekend of the Toer de Geuze, the Lambic Round Table can be viewed on-demand on our website.
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