Oud Beersel

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The Brewery Oud Beersel, which started in 1882, is located in Beersel at 10 km from the Brussels city centre, in the southwest of the capital. It is one of the last remaining authentic lambic breweries of Belgium and well known for its lambic beer brewed along traditional brewing methods.

Lambic matures up to three years in wooden barrels, whereupon it is blended to make Oude Geuze. Sour cherries undergo fermentation in lambic beer and after a second fermentation in the bottle Oude Kriek is born. This unique brewing process with spontaneous fermentation is possible in Belgium in the Pajottenland region, the Zenne Valley and in Brussels, because of the presence of a specific microflora.

Due to the absence of succession in the family business at the end of 2002, the traditional lambic beers of Oud Beersel were threatened to disappear. Shocked by the loss of this cultural and historical patrimony, the brewery was taken over in 2005 and business was restarted pursuing the principal aim to protect the time-honoured lambic beers, as well as the cultural and historical heritage of Oud Beersel for the coming generations.

This traditional brewery of lambic beers is nowadays managed in a modern way with respect for tradition and the métier. The traditional part of the production process of the lambic beers, in particular the spontaneous fermentation, the maturation of lambic in wooden barrels and the mixture of various lambic casks and vintages constitutes the core business of the company. The production process is completed in close collaboration with excellent partners who manage the industrial equipment. By the synergy between the métier and the industry, Oud Beersel offers authentic products of the highest quality.

Thanks to the success of the special Bersalis beers, i.e. the high fermentation beers of Oud Beersel, investments are continuously made to optimize the production process, to achieve the most demanding quality standards and to extend the infrastructure for the time-honoured lambic beers of Oud Beersel in order to meet the always growing demand.


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Published: February 2, 2019 Subscribe to our mailing list Email Address * Name * Visit Individual or group visits of the brewery and its museum Buy Buy our beers in a shop or a pub close to you Beers Discover the beers as well as the other Oud Beersel products Contact Subscribe to news from ... Read More

Lambic Blending Experience – 8 & 9 September 2018

Lambic Blending Experience – 8 & 9 September 2018Published: July 7, 2018 A unique opportunity to try lambic of Oud Beersel from different barrels and different ages. You will be able to order these beers at the bar or while participating at one of the blending session (45 minutes). Free brewery visits are provided (30 ... Read More

Toer de Geuze 2017 at Oud Beersel

Published: April 11, 2017     SATURDAY, MAY 6th: 9:00 – The Oud Beersel Shop Opens 11:00 – Tours begin, starting every 15 minutes 18:00 – Last Tour of Oud Beersel 18:30 – End of Drink Ticket Sales 19:00 – The Oud Beersel Bar Closes SUNDAY, MAY 7th: 9:30 to 11:00 – BACON AND EGG ... Read More

Double victory for Oud Beersel brewery at Brussels Beer Challenge 2014!

Published: November 2, 2014 Leuven, November 2, 2014 • the results of the 3rd edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge, the most important beer competition in Belgium, have just been announced. The Oud Beersel Oude Kriek won gold in the category “Fruit Beer” and Oud Beersel Oude Geuze won silver in the category ‘Lambic and ... Read More

Oude Geuze Oud Beersel wins again a silver medal at World Beer Cup 2014 !

Published: April 11, 2014 The results of the 10th edition of the World Beer Cup have just been announced. WBC is the most important beer competition in the world . The Oude Geuze Oud Beersel won silver in the category “Belgian Style Sour Ale” and became the first Oude Geuze . Gold went to Oude ... Read More

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