The Oud Beersel Brewery shows the first little steps of Bersalis

Beersel, 2006-05-25

The first little steps of Bersalis lead to a limited production of the traditional Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek Oud Beersel.

On the 25th of November Roland De Bus and Gert Christiaens reopened the doors of the traditional lambic Brewery Oud Beersel. They launched the charismatic Bersalis Triple beer which, since then, is being savoured by many beer lovers.

The aim of the two brewers is to revive the original Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek from Oud Beersel. Today, six months after the reopening, you can enjoy Bersalis in various shops and bars. The sales of Bersalis help the Oud Beersel Brewery to restart the lambic production and to bring the old brewery back to life.

On the 18th of January the brewery became a member of HORAL (Hoge Raad voor Ambachtelijke Lambikbieren: The High Council of Artisanal Lambic beers). Gert and Roland thank the HORAL for their support to restart the Brewery and to preserve the Oud Beersel Oud Geuze and Oude Kriek. They also give special thanks to Armand De Belder and Frank Boon for their contribution to the revival of the brewery.

Roland and Gert both continue to work hard to put the Oud Beersel Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek back on the market. After some heavy reconstruction in the brewery, the wooden casks were restored and watered down to be able to let the lambic ripe smoothly. Gert & Roland, the successors of the brewing engineer Henri Vandervelden, brewed their first lambic, with Henri’s assistance and experience according to the original recipe of Oud Beersel. The Oude Lambic, which they brewed 3 years ago, is now ready to be assembled. Roland & Gert proudly present to you the first new production of Oud Beersel Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek. The Oud Beersel Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek will only be available while stocks last. These first bottles show the determination of the Oud Beersel Brewery in reviving these traditional and artisanal beers.

The sales of Bersalis will determine when the beer lover will be able to enjoy the Oud Beersel Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek again. They both hope to achieve this in 2007. Bersalis, bringing life to the brew.