On Saturday, December 8, one of Belgium's premier
lambic events will be held at its premier lambic beer
cafe: In de Verzekering Tegen de Grote Dorst (In the
Insurance Against the Great Thirst.) The cafe is
located in Eizeringen (Lennik) in the Payottenland.
The "Dag van de Lambiek," as they say in Flemish,
is an event where Yves and Kurt Panneels, who own
the cafe, have many straight, unblended lambics on
offer from the various lambic breweries and blenderies
in Belgium. "It's a feast for lovers of unblended
lambics!" Yves told me. "Most are served from barrels,"