Toer de Geuze At Home Live Sessions will start on Saturday

Toer de Geuze At Home Live Sessions will start on Saturday

As already announced, there will be no physical open brewery day on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd in the Pajottenland and the Senne valley. However, the members of the High Council for Artisanal Lambic beers (HORAL), Tourism Flemish Brabant and Visit Flanders are organizing the Toer de Geuze At Home Live Sessions this weekend. During a live streaming event, Breandán Kearney, beer author and editor-in-chief of the website Belgian Smaak, will interview all HORAL brewers and blenders. In the meantime, the Toer de Geuze website already has a lot of videos online that were recorded in the breweries and blenderies.

During the Live Sessions, brewers and growers will answer questions from Gueuze fans worldwide. The Megablend and beer gastronomy will be interesting discussion topics as well. The "Toer de Geuze At Home Live Sessions" can be watched via www.toerdegeuze.be.

Megablend
On Friday, HORAL presents the Megablend 2021. HORAL chairman Gert Christiaens stated: “Since 2009, a special Oude Geuze has been blended at the occasion of the Toer de Geuze. The HORAL Megablend 2021 is unique because every single HORAL member contributed lambic for the blend. From next week on, the bottles of this Limited Edition will be available at specialist beverage retailers.”

 

Programme Toer de Geuze At Home Live Sessions

Saturday, May 1st, 2021
15:00 – 15:15 A word of welcome by Gert Christiaens, chairman of HORAL
15:30 – 16:00 Meet the Brewer – Bruno Reinders (Mort Subite)
16:15 – 16:45 Meet the Brewer – Thomas Vandelanotte (Timmermans)
17:00 – 17:30 Foodpairing session – sommelier Andy de Brouwer of restaurant Les Eleveurs and VLOEI-BAR (co-winner of the Lambic Award 2020)
17:45 – 18:15 Meet the Brewers – Dirk and Geert Lindemans (Lindemans)
18:30 – 19:00 Meet the Brewer – Jo Panneels (Lambiek Fabriek)
19:15 – 19:45 Meet the Blender – Gert Christiaens (Oud Beersel)
20:00 – 20:30 Session on the HORAL Megablend 2021 – Frank Boon

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
15:00 – 15:15 A word of welcome by Gert Christiaens, president of HORAL.
15:30 – 16:00 Meet the Blenders – Sidy Hanssens and John Matthijs (Hanssens Artisanaal)
16:15 – 16:45 Meet the Brewers – Karel & Jos Boon (Boon)
17:00 – 17:30 Foodpairing session – sommelier Yanick Dehandschutter of restaurant Sir Kwinten (co-winner of the Lambic Award 2020)
17:45 – 18:15 Meet the Blender – Pierre Tilquin (Tilquin)
18:30 – 19:00 Meet the Blender – Karel Goddeau (De Oude Cam)
19:15 – 19:45 Meet the Brewer – Pauwel Raes (De Troch)
20:00 – 20:15 Closing session with Gert Christiaens, chairman of HORAL.
The winner of the Toer de Geuze weekend for the next edition in 2022 will be announced by Gunther Coppens, deputy of Tourism of the province of Flemish-Brabant.

 

About the Toer de Geuze 
The Toer de Geuze is a major public event highlighting the lambic brewers’ and gueuze blenders’ craftsmanship. The first edition took place in 1997. Since then, beer lovers worldwide have come to the Western part of Vlaams-Brabant to get acquainted with the centuries-old tradition of spontaneous fermentation beers. Over time, the Toer de Geuze grew into the largest beer event in Flemish Brabant. The public’s interest became so great that HORAL decided four years ago to make it a two-day event.

About HORAL
HORAL was founded in 1997, the year in which the first Toer de Geuze took place. The association’s goal is to promote and protect artisanal lambic beers, particularly Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek. The non-profit organisation also takes initiatives to protect these beers. The non-profit association unites the majority of the lambic breweries and gueuze blenders of Flemish and Walloon Brabant. Ten producers are members of the High Council: Boon, De Oude Cam, De Troch, Hanssens, Lambiek Fabriek, Lindemans, Mort Subite, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and Timmermans.
www.horal.be

About Visit Flanders 
As the official organisation of the Flemish government, Visit Flanders promotes Flanders as a tourist destination. Visit Flanders does this around the theme of culinary, in which the beer experience plays a central role. Visit Flanders wants to strengthen the positive power of tourism so that Flanders can flourish as an innovative, inspiring and qualitative travel destination for the benefit of the place, its residents, entrepreneurs and visitors.

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