One of the oldest, and most endangered styles of beer, these traditionally hail from the Senne River Valley in Brussels. A lambic (pronounced “lambeek”) is a beer brewed with a high percentage of wheat, aged hops (which help preserve the beer without imparting hop bitterness or flavor), and spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts found in the ambient air. After aging for a number of years in wooden barrels, lambic can then be served unblended as flat, pure, lambic, or more commonly, blended as a geuze (pro. “gooz”) from 1, 2, & 3 year old lambic. Fruits are often added to the barrels to produce other variations such as the more common kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry). A common misconception is that these beers are sweet and ‘fruity’ like a soda. This is because some companies have watered down their product with artificial sweeteners and flavors to compete with the soda-pop industry and appeal to a dumbed down western palate. These are complete shit. Many first timers to a traditional lambic may think the beer to be “off” or too vinegary. A real lambic will be sour, tart, and acidic to varying degrees, but will also be refreshingly complex and layered. The last few traditional lambic brewers and blenders are tiny operations, painstakingly producing these beers by hand using centuries-old techniques and are always in danger of being closed down due to new government regulations, market competition, & rising ingredients costs, among other things. For any number of these reasons the prices are high, but you can’t expect Ford prices if you want to drive a Ferrari. That being said, WE WILL NOT REFUND you if you order and do not like these beers. Please talk with a server/bartender to be sure it is what you really want. These are some of the most interesting, rare and delicious beers being produced today.
These beers have become extremely rare and hard to obtain. We promote that people share these bottles and not try to order multiples of the same “whalez bro”. Spread the love and please understand if we are out of stock.