Saturday, November 27, 2010
LambicLand, and Gueuzerie Tilquin
The long-awaited second edition of LambicLand was recently
published, and I'm happy to say it was well worth the wait.
Tim Webb, Chris "Podge" Pollard and Siobhan McGinn have put
together a thoroughly well-researched work that covers all the
lambic producers in Belgium's Payottenland. They also discuss
other makers of spontaneously fermented beer, such as
Bockor and Van Honsebrouck.
Bars and restaurants stocking lambic brews are also covered
in great detail. If you are planning a visit to Belgium's lambic
country, or want to learn about lambic brewing and blending,
this is the book to have.
(Photo, above: Tim Webb, pulling an authentic Kriek from
3 Fonteinen at the superb Moeder Lambic Fontainas
(Photo, above: Pierre Tilquin (left) of Gueuzerie Tilquin
talking with LambicLand co-authors Chris "Podge"
Pollard and Siobhan McGinn inside the blendery.)
The book is richly illustrated with photos from breweries,
blenderies, bars and much more.
(Photo, above: Pierre Tilquin pouring a sample of lambic.)
I am a contributor to the book: I wrote the section on Belgium's
new lambic blendery, Gueuzerie Tilquin. I also wrote an article
about Tilquin in the August/September issue of Celebrator Beer
(Photo, above: barrels at Gueuzerie Tilquin.)
Copies of LambicLand can be purchased here. I'm sure Tim will sign
your copy if you ask.