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HORAL 2014 Lambic Award will be awarded to Stene Isacsson (beer restaurant Akkurat, Stockholm)

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.

‘Akkurat’ opened its doors in 1995 and soon became Scandinavia’s leading beer restaurant. At this moment the restaurant takes the first place in the Ratebeer list of the ‘world’s best beer destinations. From the beginning, Stene’s goal was to promote the smaller and less known breweries and beer styles. Doing so, he contributed largely to a better beer culture in North Europe. The cellars of Akkurat house an enormous collection of quality beers. Stene Isacsson has played an important role with regard to the promotion of traditional lambic beers, and especially ‘Old Gueuze’ and ‘Old Kriek’.

Previous laureates of HORAL’s Lambic Award are brew master Edgar Winderickx, former mayor of Beersel Hugo Casaer and British beer author Tim Webb.