Today, the results of the Brussels Beer Challenge 2021 were announced at the Horeca Expo trade fair in Ghent, Belgium. Lambiek Fabriek, a Sint-Pieters-Leeuw-based brewery, made a big impression and won in total three medals. In the category ‘Old Style Gueuze-Lambic’, the Young & Wild Fontan-Elle shares first place with the Boon Oude Geuze Black Label Edition N°6. In the ‘Old style Fruit-Lambic’ category, the grape lambic Juicy & Wild Muscar-Elle took gold and the blackcurrant lambic Black-Belle won a bronze medal.
“We started some five years ago and have already built up a nice portfolio of lambic blends. These awards are an enormous encouragement to continue on the chosen path. My colleague Jozef and I will definitely uncork a good bottle to celebrate this great result”, said an enthusiastic Jo Panneels after the award ceremony.
Young & Wild Fontan-Elle is an unfiltered blend of 2-year-old lambics that have been carefully selected for their delicate aroma. Juicy & Wild Muscar-Elle is a lambic blend with macerated Muscaris grapes grown on the Belgian winery Hoenshof. The fruit aroma is very prominent in this grape lambic with an ABV of 8.8 per cent. The Juicy & Wild Black-Belle is also an unfiltered lambic blend with black currants with an ABV of 7%.
The Brussels Beer Challenge was organised for the first time in 2012. This year, more than 1800 beers took part in this international competition. They were classified into 64 categories based on their origin, specificity, and style. A jury of 75 internationally renowned beer experts blind-tasted the beers. The best beers in each category got a gold, silver or bronze award.
About Lambic Fabriek
Lambiek Fabriek was founded in 2016. Jo Panneels and Jozef Vanbosstraeten run this young lambic brewery, located at three locations in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Ruisbroek and Lot. They let mature their own lambic in French oak barrels.
Press release from Lambiek Fabriek