About us

Yves Panneels founded The House of Gueuze in 2006. Passionate about the local lambic beers, he organised the first edition of The Night of Great Thirst (the International Gueuze & Kriek Festival of the Pajottenland) in 2004. He is also organising yearly the Day of the Lambic and the Day of the Kriek. Since 2006, Yves is a member of the High Council for Craft Lambic Beers (HORAL). He is frequently invited tas a guest lecturer on the lambic beer culture in Belgium and abroad.

Kurt Panneels is since January 2000 the owner of ‘In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst’, the traditional lambic pub, which he runs every Sunday and high days together with his parents Maurice and Lydia. In 2009, 'In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst' was named "Best Pub of Flanders and Brussels" in a contest that was organised by Tourism Flanders. Since 2010, according to Ratebeer, the pub is in the top 20 of the 'Best Beer Destinations in the World'. 

The House of Gueuze is an initiative of BV Panneels & Partners.

This website is developed with the support of


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