Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Oud Beersel article in Celebrator Beer News
I have a 1,100 word article on the Oud Beersel lambic blendery
in the April/May issue of Celebrator Beer News.
I visited Oud Beersel last November 21st, with my friend
Danny Van Tricht. It was a cold day, but the Oud Beersel
brews soon warmed us!
Gert Christiaens and his father, Jos, took over the historic site a
few years ago. They purchased Oud Beersel from Henri Vandervelden.
Bureaucrats from the European Union forced Vandervelden to close
the brewery in 2002, due to new food and hygiene regulations that
are considered to be a vast waste of time and energy by brewers and
beer lovers in Belgium.
Seems that bureaucrats are the same all over, eh?
I hope that everyone enjoys the article! Hopefully Celebrator
will put the entire article on its website at some point.
Celebrator Beer News can be found at places like Max's on Broadway
in Baltimore, RFD and the Brickskeller in D.C., Monk's Cafe and
Nodding Head in Philadelphia, Sly Fox in the Philly area, and
Mug's Alehouse in Brooklyn, among other places on the East coast.
On the West coast, Celebrator is widely available at better beer bars,
brewpubs and beer stores. See www.celebrator.com.
Photo: Father Jos and son Gert, inside a room filled with old
brewing tools and equipment
Photo: inside the barrel room at Oud Beersel. The lambic beer is HERE!