Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Brussels Calling, to the Faraway Towns.

Good morning, biéreophiles.

Want to try the new Gueuze Tilquin on draft, from Wallonia's first latter-day lambic blender? Then wander into Delirium this Friday, June 3, anytime after 4 p.m. If you want to meet Pierre Tilquin and ask him why he would do something so completely insane -- or perhaps just thank him for it -- then look for him there around 10 p.m. For more on the Gueuzerie Tilquin, check out Chuck Cook's interesting post here or my previous posts here.

UPDATE: The gueuze will also be on tap at 4 p.m. at both Moeder Lambics. So Friday is officially Pierre Tilquin Day in Brussels.

Also new in town: a label from Brasserie de la Senne called Brussels Calling. I'll have more on that for you soon. Shelton Brothers will import it to the States, as they are wont to do.

Speaking of the Sheltons, Dan will be giving a talk on saisons and biéres de garde during Philly Beer Week. Hey, that's next week. The talk will be on Wednesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Farmer's Cabinet. Dan Shelton is a man of deep knowledge and strong opinions -- two of my favorite qualities -- so if you're in Philly and interested in farmhouse beers then you really need to be there.

Gueuze, Senne, Saisons. Damn. It's far too early to be this thirsty.


  1. Beer Mania in Bruxelles is selling Brussels Calling Euro 9.50/33cl!

  2. Ouch! I paid a bit over a euro per bottle at Dranken Geers last month!

  3. 9.50 for a 75cl would still be taking the Michael seeing as how I've found the bill and I paid 1.15/33cl at Dranken Geers.

  4. You're clearly right Brian, but 9.50 for a hard-to-find 75 cl is not that unusual in the (overpriced) Brussels bottle shops that cater to tourists and local geeks. You're always going to get a better deal at bigger drinks markets like Dranken Geers--which is why I did my shopping at SBS and BVS in the Brussels area. At either place I could get Senne beers for about 1 euro/bottle by the case (and found great joy in drinking Taras Boulba 66cl at a time from a giant glass at home.)

    Among the bottle shops, Delices et Caprices and Beer Planet often have better deals that Bier Mania and Bier Tempel, incidentally. Not always though.