Cantillon Brewery in Brussels

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Cantillon Brewery (Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon) is a small Belgian traditional family brewery based in Brussels and founded in 1900. Although it has been managed by the Van Roy family after the last Cantillon left it to his son-in-law Jean-Pierre Van Roy, the name Cantillon has been kept.

Overview

Cantillon Brewery brews lambic beers like kriek and gueuze in the traditional style, unchanged since it was founded. It is the last lambic brewery in Brussels that still uses the process of spontaneous fermentation. More recently it started making Iris, a spontaneously fermented beer that does not contain wheat and is made with 50% fresh hops, and thus is technically not a lambic. Beers like Fou'Foune are seasonally dependent on the apricot harvest.

The brewery is located in the municipality of Anderlecht.

Gueuze Museum

The brewery also houses the Gueuze Museum in Brussels and is open to the public--to see the maturing beer and to watch the brewing and bottling processes.

Beers

  • Gueuze 100% Organic Lambic (gueuze brewed with organically grown cereals)
  • Gueuze 100% Lambic
  • Kriek 100% Lambic (kriek)
  • Rosé de Gambrinus (framboise)
  • Grand Cru Bruocsella (lambic beer, unblended and almost flat)
  • Iris (100% pale ale barley malt and 50% fresh/50% aged hops)
  • Vigneronne (lambic beer with muscat grapes added)
  • Saint-Lamvinus (in collaboration with Saint-Emilion and Pomerol vine growers)
  • Fou' Foune (apricot lambic beer)
  • Lou Pepe Gueuze
  • Lou Pepe Kriek
  • Lou Pepe Framboise
  • Cantillon Faro (sweetened and spiced, only available at the brewery and nearby cafes)
  • Cantillon Gueuze Monk's Café Cuvee (available exclusively at Monk's Café, Philadelphia)
  • Cantillon Lambic (unblended lambic, only available at the brewery and nearby cafes)
  • Blåbær Lambik (blueberry lambic, available exclusively at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen)
  • Don Quijote (vitis labrusca lambic, available exclusively at Goblin Pub & Livingstone Club, Florence)
  • Feestbier HBL (gooseberry lambic, brewed for Heikantse Bier Liefhebbers)
  • Grosseille (red currant lambic, available exclusively at One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
  • Grosseille à Maquereau (gooseberry lambic, available exclusively at One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
  • Pinot D'Aunis (Pineau d'aunis lambic, only available for on-premise consumption at the brewery)
  • Soleil De Minuit (cloudberry lambic, no longer brewed, available exclusively at Akkurat, Stockholm)
  • Spuyten Duyvil (cranberry lambic, no longer brewed, available exclusively at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn)
  • Tyrnilambic Baie d'Argousier (sea buckthorn lambic, available exclusively at One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
  • Zwanze (lambic blended with a different fruit or vegetable each year - in 2008 it was rhubarb, 2009 was elderberry, 2010 is a spontaneously-fermented witbier)
  • Jean Chris Nomad (aged on Bordeaux Red, Bordeaux White and Côtes du Rhône barrels, no longer brewed, made exclusively for Jean le Chocolatier and Chris from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon)

Bibliography

  • Tim Webb, Chris Pollard, Joris Pattyn, Lambicland, .

External links



Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantillon_Brewery