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Toer de Geuze 2022

Toer de Geuze 2022

HORAL is organising the next edition of the Toer de Geuze on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May, 2022

The opening hours are:

  • on Saturday from 11 AM until 7 PM
  • on Sunday from 10 AM until 5 PM

The following breweries and blenderies will be open on SATURDAY and SUNDAY: Boon, De Cam, De Troch, Den Herberg, Lambiek Fabriek, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, Tilquin, Timmermans and the visitor centre De Lambiek. Hanssens and Mort Subite will be open on SUNDAY ONLY.

The entrance to all participating breweries, blenderies and the visitor center De Lambiek is FREE OF CHARGE. One does not need to make a reservation to visit a brewery or blendery.

One can do the tour with one's own means of transport (car, bike...), or one can book a seat on one of the Toer de Geuze coaches.

The HORAL coaches booking engine will be online on 8 March, 2022 at 11 AM (CET)

The participating breweries and blenderies

  • Boon: Fonteinstraat 65, 1502 Lembeek
  • De CamDorpsstraat 67, 1755 Gooik
  • De Troch: Langestraat 20, 1741 Wambeek
  • Den Herberg: Oct. de Kerchove d'Exaerdestraat 16, 1501 Buizingen
  • Hanssens*: Vroenenbosstraat 15/1, 1653 Dworp
  • Lambiek Fabriek: Eugene Ghijsstraat 71, 1600 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
  • Lindemans: Lennikse Baan 1479, 1602 Vlezenbeek
  • Mort Subite*: Lierput 1, 1730 Asse
  • Oud Beersel: Laarheidestraat 230, 1650 Beersel
  • Tilquin: Chaussée Maïeur Habils 110, 1430 Bierk (Rebecq)
  • Timmermans: Kerkstraat 11, 1701 Itterbeek
  • Visitor Centre De Lambiek, Gemeenveldstraat 1, 1652 Alsemberg (Beersel).

* Only open on Sunday 1st May 2022

HORAL bus routes

SATURDAY 30th APRIL, 2022 (Attention! The coaches depart at 10:30 AM sharp)

Bus 1:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        De Cam - De Troch - Lindemans - Den Herberg

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

 

 

Bus 2:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        Oud Beersel - Den Herberg - Tilquin - De Cam

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

 

Bus 3:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

                        De Troch - Oud Beersel - Lambiek Fabriek - Boon

            Einde / fin /end: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

 

Bus 4:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Boon - Lambiek Fabriek - Timmermans - Tilquin

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 5:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Den Herberg – Tilquin - De Cam - Lindemans

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 6:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Lambiek Fabriek - Timmermans - De Troch - Oud Beersel

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 7:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Boon - Tilquin - De Cam - Oud Beersel

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 8:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

                        Timmermans - Lindemans - Den Herberg - De Troch

            Einde / fin /end: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

 

Bus 9:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        Lindemans - De Cam - Boon - Lambiek Fabriek

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

 

Bus 10:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        Tilquin - Boon - Oud Beersel - Timmermans

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

 

 

SUNDAY 1st MAY, 2022 (Attention! The coaches depart at 9:30 AM sharp)

Bus 1:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        Mort Subite - Timmermans - Lindemans - Den Herberg

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

 

Bus 2:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        De Troch - Mort Subite - Lambiek Fabriek - Oud Beersel

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

 

Bus 3:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

                        Tilquin - Boon - Den Herberg - Lindemans

            Einde / fin /end: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

 

Bus 4:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Lambiek Fabriek - Lindemans - Timmermans - De Troch

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 5:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Hanssens - Den Herberg - Boon - Tilquin

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 6:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Boon - Lambiek Fabriek - Mort Subite - De Cam

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 7:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

                        Lindemans - De Cam - De Troch - Mort Subite

            Einde / fin /end: Bezoekerscentrum De Lambiek, Beersel

 

Bus 8:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

                        De Cam - Hanssens - Oud Beersel - Lambiek Fabriek

            Einde / fin /end: Station Denderleeuw / Gare Denderleeuw

 

Bus 9:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        Den Herberg - Oud Beersel - Hanssens - Timmermans

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

 

Bus 10:

Vertrek / départ / departure: Station Halle / Gare Hal

                        Timmermans - De Troch - Tilquin - Hanssens

            Einde / fin /end: Station Halle / Gare Hal

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The Toer de Geuze in detail

Many activities are being organized during the Toer de Geuze. Here’s a sampling of what you can expect:

  • Brewery Boon is open all weekend, on Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturday at 11:30 am the Geuze Boon Jogging will start. During the visit you can also enjoy a free tasting lambic between the oak casks. Boon's beers as well as the Oude Geuze Megablend 2019 can be tasted at the various bars. Special bottles of gueuze from the Boon reserve will be available in the special tasting bar. For those who are hungry, there is warm ham, tripe sandwiches, sandwiches with country cheese an other food.
    In the brewery shop, all beers and beer glasses are also for sale.
    You can park on the parking area opposite the brewery. If you travel by train, you should get off at Lembeek station. The brewery is located at the south exit of the station. 
  • At De Troch, in addition to a guided tour with tasting, you can also go for a sandwich with Wambeek country cheese or with farm ham. There is a beer shop and a beer terrace, as wel as a bouncy castle for children. Food will also be served in the nearby bistro Leo&Ben’s, which will present specially prepared dishes for the Toer de Geuze with beers from De Troch. Combine your visit to the brewery with the walking route Pol De Mont and / or the cycling route the Boerenkrijgroute, both with junctions at brewery De Troch.
  • Den Herberg is organising continuously guided tours in the brewery. In addition to two food trucks on the gueuze terrace (Ferm - Den Ommegang), there is also a beer shop. The film 'Lambic: About Time and Passion' by Dani Ruiz will be shown at regular intervals. In the evening there will be musical performances in collaboration with 'Lokale Helden'. Parking is available nearby for buses, cars, motorbikes and bicycles.

  • At Hanssens (ATTENTION: ONLY OPEN ON SUNDAY 1 MAY) all produced beers can be tasted. Snails in geuze soup, homemade dried sausages and homemade  sandwiches are on the menu.

  • After the tour at Lambiek Fabriek you can visit the bar or the shop. Jo and Jo will also provide a food stand. The atmosphere is brightened by pleasant music. On Saturday evenings, the bar remains open until after 7 pm.

  • At Lindemans one can witness the last brewing weekend of the year. Peter and Filip, the brewers, are happy to welcome you in the brewing room with its copper kettles. They will tell a lot about the work of wild yeasts, their craftsmanship and the patience needed to make Oude Geuze. Together with Geert and Dirk Lindemans, the guides and experts, the focus is on the beer experience and the authentic brewing process.
    Who knows, you might even get a taste of blending your own gueuze. Select the best lambic, each with its own character, and take home your own unique blend.
    Magical parasols tell 1001 Lambic stories by Lindemans.
    Lindemans will print a personalised Lindemans bicentennial card, especially for you on site.
    The children can take part in a fruit hunt in the brewery. In this way, the smallest brewery visitors will be brewers for a day.
    One can enjoy a refreshing lambic beer during your visit. There will be even an anniversary beer that will be presented on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the brewery.
    At the beautiful art nouveau stand you can enjoy a gin or cocktail, based on Lindemans beers and made in style by Lindemix ambassador and mixologist Jef Berben. A dash of music and classy cabaret dancers should of course not be missed.
    When you are hungry, you can enjoy a richly filled plate of regional delicacies, a sensational burger, a Lindemans croquette or a delicious local ice cream.

  • At Mort Subite one can visit the brewery and discover the Mort Subite beers (ATTENTION: ONLY OPEN ON SUNDAY 1 MAY). Try the Limited Edition Oude Kriek with Schaerbeek cherries, taste different vintages Old Gueuze to fully experience the effect of aging in the bottle, or taste the Megablend. One can enjoy the necessary delicacies and there is also entertainment all day long.

  • Oud Beersel Oud Beersel welcomes you in the legendary Bierhuis Oud Beersel and in a pop-up bar at the Kriekerij. There are continuously guided tours in Dutch, French and English. Stroll through the foeder rooms and the barrel warehouse. All visitors are offered a free lambic taste during the tour.
    When you are hungry, you can visit the Bierhuis for our delicious beer kitchen, or visit the Hoeve Cuvry stand at the Kriekerij. For the children there is a bouncy castle and a face painting booth, while the adults can enjoy a delicious glass of beer from Oud Beersel at the bar.
    In the brewery shop you can buy a special Oude Geuze Vandervelden that will be released for the 140th anniversary of Oud Beersel, the new Oude Geuze Barrel Selection Demi-Muids as well as the Megablend 2022. There will also be a number of very exclusive bottles are available in the store.
    Parking is provided on Hendrik Consciencestraat, the street opposite Oud Beersel. Buses can easily park on Sanatoriumstraat, which will be a one-way street especially for this purpose during Toer de Geuze.
    In the days before Toer de Geuze it is possible for groups to visit the brewery by appointment. The Bierhuis will be open from Thursday to Sunday. More information can be found at www.oudbeersel.com.
    In the days before Toer de Geuze, VZW De Geuzen van Oud Beersel already provides the opportunity for subsequent guided tours. Please contact us via www.vzwdegeuzen.be.

  • Gueuzerie Tilquin will offer a free lambic tasting to every visitor who takes the guided tour. At the distillery one can buy two types of Gueuze (Oude Geuze and Geuze by the barrel), Oude Quetsche (plum lambic refermented in the bottle), Oude Mûre (blackberry lambic refermentation in the bottle), the typical Tilquin mixture of lambics and also Rullquin from the barrel. A range of experimental draft fruit beers are also on offer. Visitors can also enjoy other grape and fruit lambics by the glass.
    For those who are hungry, there is pig on a spit from the Fisette butcher's shop, fresh, tasty fish & chips from Bia Mara, or an artisanal burger and meatballs from Tartempion in Brussels style.
    There is a bouncy castle for the children.
    All Tilquin products are sold in the shop.
    Parking is provided opposite the blendery.

  • Timmermans dates from 1702 and is the oldest active lambic brewery in the world. During the two days of the Toer de Geuze, the brewing activities can be witnessed. The brewing will start a little later than usual, so that the visitors can observe the mashing with the “madams”, the filtration and even the cooling of the wort in the coolship.
    During the tour one can enjoy a delicious glass of lambic straight from the foeders in the unique foeder room.
    In addition to some performances, you can enjoy the Timmermans beers in the authentic pub inside, or at the bar outside. Don't forget to taste our various new beers.

  • Biercentrum De Lambiek will kicks off the Toer de Geuze with a fun beer quiz on Friday evening.
    On Saturday and Sunday mornings one can enjoy a tasty breakfast.
    Are you by bike or on foot? Then discover the Toer de Geuze cycling and walking routes along various breweries.
    Have you always dreamed of putting together your own gueuze? Then take part in the workshop “Make Your Own Blend”.
    On Saturday evening, the center will be transformed into “Toer de Geuze Muziekcafé”. Everyone is welcome from 6 pm.
    Do you want to experience the Toer de Geuze for a whole weekend? Then book your spot at the pop-up campsite for campers or tents.
    Have you not been able to visit all breweries? Then come to the beer center, where you will find a wide range of gueuze and kriek from the participating breweries and distilleries. Real enthusiasts can buy a box of Trio Megablend in the beer shop.
    For more info and reservations: www.delambiek.be/toerdegeuze2022.

HORAL Megablend 2022

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the brewers' association and the 14th Toer de Geuze, the HORAL members have created a special oude geuze: the HORAL Megablend 2022. It is the 8th Megablend in a row. All 11 HORAL members (Boon, De Oude Cam, De Troch, Den Herberg, Hanssens, Lambiek Fabriek, Lindemans, Mort Subite, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and Timmermans) have contributed by delivering an amount of lambic. 29,300 bottles were filled. The outside was printed with a festive tricolor design. On the front are the HORAL logo, the names of all manufacturers, the date 1997-2022, a flag with the number 25 and the European Traditional Speciality Guaranteed label.

If you also want to taste this Megablend, you can buy bottles during the Toer de Geuze at the HORAL members who contributed to the Megablend or order a box of 12 bottles via megablend [at] horal [dot] be. Shipping cost will be added. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQ

General questions

When will the next Toer de Geuze be?

The Toer de Geuze 2022 will be organised on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May. The opening hours are on Saturday from 11 AM until 7 PM and on Sunday from 10 AM until 5 PM.

 

What breweries and blenderies will be participating?

The following breweries and blenderies will open their doors for you on Saturday: Boon, De Cam, De Troch, Den Herberg, Lambiek Fabriek, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and Timmermans.

Hanssens and Mort Subite will NOT be open on Saturday.

The following breweries and blenderies will open their doors for you on Sunday: Boon, De Cam, De Troch, Den Herberg, Lambiek Fabriek, Hanssens, Lindemans, Mort Subite, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and Timmermans.

De Lambiek will be open on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Is it possible to visit all participating breweries and blenderies in one day?

No, it is practically impossible to visit all locations in 1 day. Visiting 4 or 5 locations in 1 day is already a big accomplishment. In order to fully enjoy your visit to all breweries or blenderies we recommend to stay a weekend in the Pajottenland and Valley of the Senne.

 

Do I have to pay for entrance?

No, you don’t have to pay to visit the participating breweries, blenderies and the De Lambiek during the Toer de Geuze. The entrance is free of charge.

 

Do I need to make a reservation to visit a brewery or blendery?

No, you don’t need a reservation to visit the breweries or blenderies.

 

 

Transport

Can I use my own means of transport?

Yes, you can use your own means of transport (car, bike…).

 

Are their signs guiding you while doing the Toer de Geuze-route

No, there are no signs guiding you while doing the Tour de Geuze-route. It’s recommended to use a GPS or Waze.

These are all the addresses:

  • Boon: Fonteinstraat 65, 1502 Lembeek
  • De CamDorpsstraat 67, 1755 Gooik
  • De Troch: Langestraat 20, 1741 Wambeek
  • Den Herberg: Oct. de Kerchove d'Exaerdestraat 16, 1501 Buizingen
  • Hanssens*: Vroenenbosstraat 15/1, 1653 Dworp
  • Lambiek Fabriek: Eugene Ghijsstraat 71, 1600 Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
  • Lindemans: Lennikse Baan 1479, 1602 Vlezenbeek
  • Mort Subite*: Lierput 1, 1730 Asse
  • Oud Beersel: Laarheidestraat 230, 1650 Beersel
  • Tilquin: Chaussée Maïeur Habils 110, 1430 Bierk (Rebecq)
  • Timmermans: Kerkstraat 11, 1701 Itterbeek
  • Biercentrum De Lambiek, Gemeenveldstraat 1, 1652 Alsemberg (Beersel).

* Only open on Sunday 1st May, 2022.

 

Are their Tour de Geuze coaches?

Yes, you can book a ticket for one of the Horal coaches.

 

Do I have to book a ticket for the HORAL coaches?

Yes, a reservation is mandatory.

 

When will the bus ticket sales start?

The HORAL coaches booking engine is online. More info on this webpage.

 

What does a bus ticket cost?

The price of one bus ticket is 19.50 EUR.

 

How much are those transaction costs?

The transaction cost is included in the price.

 

What are the different routes and timetables of the HORAL coaches?

More info on this webpage.

 

When do the HORAL coaches leave on Saturday?

The busses depart at 10:30 AM sharp.

 

When do the HORAL coaches leave on Sunday ?

The busses depart at 9:30 AM sharp.

 

 

Wheelchair accessibility

Boon: the brewery itself is unfortunately not accessible with a wheelchair due to the many stairs. The ground floor with the large foeder room is accessible via the visitor's exit. The beer shop, tasting stands and the tent are 100% accessible.

De Oude Cam: the Geuze distillery, which is located between the wooden barrels, is easily accessible. The cobbled courtyard is sloping.

De Troch: the brewing hall and barrel warehouse are located on the first floor and are not wheelchair accessible. The bottling plant is located on the ground floor and is accessible. The beer terrace in the courtyard is also accessible. However, there are no toilet facilities that are wheelchair accessible.

Den Herberg: the brewery is wheelchair accessible. At the entrance of the cafe is a plank to bridge the stairs. Inside the building, it is not possible to move from the café to the brewery or vice versa in a wheelchair.

Hanssens: the blendery and the terrace are easily accessible with a wheelchair. The barrel warehouse is not.

Lambiek Factory: fully accessible with a wheelchair.

Lindemans: the brewing room is not accessible for people with a mobile disability as there is only access via stairs. The production and tasting area such as the inner courtyard with storage tanks, refrigerators, warehouses, filling lines and the Toer de Geuze bar are easily accessible. There are signage boards showing a shortened route for people with a mobile disability or prams.

Mort Subite: the brewery is not accessible with a wheelchair because of the many stairs. The terrace in the courtyard is accessible.

Oud Beersel: The Bierhuis Oud Beersel, the brewery shop and the foederzaal on the ground floor are accessible to people with reduced mobility. The floors can only be reached by stairs.

Tilquin: 100% accessible with a wheelchair.

Timmermans: only the ground floor (the bar, the shop and the barrel warehouse) is accessible to people with a mobile disability. 

De Lambiek: the visitor's room, the tasting room and the multimedia room are wheelchair accessible.