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.