A number of breweries bring a special tasting for a limited audience. Making reservations might be wise.
Bokkereyder: Friday 11:00-12:30 at De Prael
Raf Souvereyns has several straight lambics in store for us. as well as several gueuzes, made from those same lambics. About tasting the different components of a gueuze, blended, and unblended.
Tommie Sjef Wild Ales: Friday 13:00-14:00 and 15:00-16:00 at Proeflokaal Arendsnest
Tommie started his brewing career as a home brewer, present from day one at the Carnivale. Few years later his beers are world famous sometimes hard to come by.
Brouwerij Van den Broek: Friday 13:00-14:30 at De Prael and Saturday 13:00-14:00 at Proeflokaal Arendsnest
Toon, located in the very north of the Netherlands, carefully, among other beers, imitates the methods of the Belgian lambic brewers and blenders. He has surprised us in the past with his outstanding Watergeus.
Wilder Wald: Friday 14:30-16:00 at De Prael
What is historic Gose? A spontaneous beer with Spruce and a Vinegar mother? Explore the long gone sour real ale of Germany and taste a piece of history.
Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle: Friday 16:00-17:30 at De Prael
Chris Vandewalle is a passionate historian on an ongoing quest recreating the beers of his local forefathers. In the smallest brewery seen yet he brews from Vlaams Bruin to spontaneous fermented beers, using old techniques, and always accompagnied with a more than animated story.
Nevel Artisan Ales: Friday 17:30-19:00 at De Prael
The young lads from Nevel, formerly known as Katjelam have recently expanded their brewery. They will bring beer, and likely other fermented drinks.
Geuzerie Tilquin: Friday 19:00-20:30 at De Prael
Pierre Tilquin, one of the latest lambic blenders, using worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon. He will, illustrated with a live blending session, explain about his methods of blending. A blending masterclass.