october, 2021

16oct10:00 am12:30 pmOud Beersel Castle Walk10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Details

During this event, you will explore the Oud Beersel Brewery on a guided tour – learning how we use spontaneously fermented beers to create our blends of Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek. You will, of course, enjoy a tasting of our Oude Geuze.

Next, you will meander through the cherry orchard, or ‘Kriekerij,’ just behind our brewery as you work your way towards the Beersel Castle. Although just 10km from Brussels, this part of the Senne Valley offers amazing views of the nature and wildlife that Flemish Brabant has to offer.

During the walk, you will learn about the bombardment of the Beersel Castle back in 1489. It was then that cannons, situated in what is now the Kriekerij, fired upon the castle in an effort to thwart the rule of the Holy Roman Emperor. Analyzing the ballistics and trajectory from cannonballs found inside the castle walls, it was determined that they were fired from right where our Schaarbeekse cherry trees are currently growing!

Once you reach the castle, you’ll receive a brief introduction to its history and, of course, another tasting of Lambic beer. In total, the event should last about 2.5 hours and will be an amazing way to learn about our beers and our history.

Where: Oud Beersel Brewery (Laarheidestraat 230, 1650 Beersel)
Costs: € 22 (including brewery visit, tastings and entrance ticket to Kasteel Beersel)
Registration: https://www.vzwdegeuzen.be/register-for-castle-and-brewery/
Language: Dutch

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Laarheidestraat 230

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