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The Goals of HORAL

The High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers (HORAL) is a non-profit organisation that groups the gueuze producers in the Payottenland and the Valley of the Senne. Its goals are:

  • to promote  artisanal lambic beers and their derivates, with attention to the complete process from brewing process till serving
  • to report irregularities with regard to artisanal lambic beers and their derivates
  • to take the necessary steps  to protect  artisanal lambic beers and their derivates.

Lambic Academy - 15 December 2020 

Have you ever been asked a question about lambic beers and you didn't know the answer? That's about to change!

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.

During the Lambic Academy session you will learn about the basics including the history of lambic beers, different producers, their beers, insights into the brewing method, and its characteristics. Thanks to the many useful tips and practice with serving, smelling, and tasting authentic lambic beers and the positioning of lambic beers in the Belgian beer scene, you and your staff will have a solid basis to offer your customers an Oude Geuze or Oude Kriek. Your deep knowledge of traditional lambic beers will become an extra trump card and asset in your pub or restaurant. 

The Lambic Academy course will take place on 15 December 2020 at the De Lambiek visitor centre (Gemeenveldstraat 1, 1652 Alsemberg).

Registration fee is EUR 135  and includes a sandwich lunch with soup and a tasting session during the course. Enrollment is possible until one week before the start of the the Academy via the form below. Attention, available seats are limited.

The Lambic Academy is organised by HORAL in cooperation with the municipality of Beersel and the De Lambiek visitor centre. 



Don't forget to write in your diary!

The next edition of the Toer de Geuze will take place
on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May, 2021.