Report of the Beer Festival Visit by Zythos Member Billy Konings

A pity I couldn’t attend Belgium’s most famous Beer Festival myself !!  (I had problems with a photo-shoot  on Saturday, so I had to take the remaining photos on Sunday… The result – by the way – is very good and the new products will be added to the shop starting from next week)

Billy from Antwerps Bier College – Zythos’ Antwerp affiliate – told me he saw something completely new ,  5 year-old Lambic-beer  “Bag-in-Box” from Gueuze brewers Oud Beersel and Girardin.

They come in boxes of 5 and 10 l and are made for cafés, beer-fests and the like.

Of course I was interested to sell them on the web-shop !!  I made some quick phone-calls to the brewers, only to learn it was impossible to sell those Bag-in-Boxes and send them worldwide.

Lambic is a living beer and oxidization happens within a 2 week period (even if the box is not  opened).                Lambic-beer “Bag-in-Box” can thus only be consumed locally due to the small time frame, after which the beer oxidizes completely !!

The rest on the report will be posted later.

Cheers,

Kurt.

Zythos Beer Festival March 2010

Coming Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of  March, the greatest and biggest yearly Belgium Beer Festival from Zythos is held in Sint-Niklaas !!

I will be there on Sunday and hope to try out some new stuff…

I’m looking forward to get to know some of the brews from De Scheldebrouwerij, their beers have funny names like : Lamme Goedzak, Schoenalappertje, Zeezuiper and others. All their beers are new to me !!

Other interesting breweries that are going to be present are : De Dolle Brouwers, Boon, De Glazen Toren, De Ranke and Dileweys.

I hope to touch base  with some of the folks from Ratebeer.com and BeerAdvocate.com

About 200 beers from 60 brewers will be available, also a beer-tombola and a beer-shop.

You can see the complete list from the attending brewers and their beers on draft on www.zbf.be

Cheers from Kurt.