De Hoge Raad voor Ambachtelijke Lambiekbieren (HORAL) heeft voor de vijfde maal de Lambic Award uitgereikt. Deze onderscheiding wordt toegekend aan een persoon, die zich op bijzondere wijze verdienstelijk heeft gemaakt op het vlak van de verdediging van de belangen van de sector van de traditionele lambiekbieren en de promotie van oude geuze en oude kriek. Dit jaar valt de eer te beurt aan Daisy Claeys, uitbaatster van café ’t Brugs Beertje in Brugge.
Café 't Brugs Beertje opende zijn deuren in de lente van 1983. Tot op de dag van vandaag wordt in dit sfeervolle café op een boogscheut van het Brugse belfort geen pilsbier geschonken. Op de menukaart staan ruim 300 artisanale bieren van hoge en spontane gisting. Zelf noemt uitbaatster Daisy Claeys ze “ambachtelijke bieren van hoge goesting”.
At the occasion of the Toer de Geuze 2015, a special old gueuze has been compiled: the HORAL Oude Geuze Megablend 2015. The bottle with serial number 00001 was auctioned via eBay. A British gueuze fan paid 300 Euros for this bottle.
On Sunday May 3rd, 2015 the High Council for Artisan Lambic Beers (HORAL) will organise the 10th edition of the Toer de Geuze. A number of lambic brewers and gueuze blenders will open their premises for the public that day. For the occasion a special limited edition oude gueuze will be launched: the HORAL Megablend 2015. This oude gueuze is a blend of young and old lambic from nine HORAL members. The bottle of Megablend 2015 with label number 00001 will be auctioned online on April 15, 2015.
Nine HORAL members (Boon, De Troch, 3 Fonteinen, Hanssens, Lindemans, Mort Subite, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and Timmermans) are opening the doors of their breweries and blenderies on Sunday May 3, 2015 between 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. The De Lambiek visitor center in Alsemberg will also be open to the public. The entrance is free.
Frank Boon was elected new chairman of the High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers (HORAL). He succeeds Armand Debelder, who has led the organisation since its founding in 1997.
“After 18 years of chairmanship it eventually became time to pass the torch on to someone new. At 3 Fonteinen, we have started writing a whole new chapter for our brewery. This requires a lot of my time”, stated Armand Debelder. “Frank Boon is the right man to lead HORAL. He is well respected by everyone, particularly due to his extensive technical and historical knowledge of the lambic world. He is a very experienced lambic brewer and gueuze blender, and he also maintains very close ties with different blenderies as a wort supplier.”
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The Lambic Academy is an educational initiative by HORAL that offers skilled support to anyone who is engaged in lambic beers at a professional level. This training course is primarily geared towards pub and restaurant owners and their staff.
The Winderickx family reports the the sad news of the passing of Edgar Winderickx, winner of the first HORAL lambic award. The chairman and board of directors of HORAL offer the Winderickx family their sincere condolences.
The funeral will take place on Friday, February 27th at 11 am at the church in Dworp. Calling at the church from 10:40am. Meeting at the Onnockx funeral home, Alsembergsesteenweg 554, Dworp on Thursday February 26 from 7:00 - 7:30PM
On December 2nd, 2014, the High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers (HORAL) awarded the ‘Lambic Award’ for the fourth time. This year the prestigious trophy went to Stene Isacsson, owner of beer restaurant ‘Akkurat’ in Stockholm, Sweden. The Lambic Award is given to a person who promotes and defends the interests of the traditional lambic world. The ceremony has taken place at visitor center ‘De Lambiek’ in Beersel, Belgium.