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 Payot gueuze and kriek festival) in 2004. He is also organising the yearly Day of the Lambic and the Day of the Kriek. Since 2006, Yves is a member of the board of the High Council for Artisanal Lambic style 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 the Insurance against Great Thirst’, the traditional lambic beers pub, which he runs every Sunday and high days together with his parents Maurice and Lydia. In 2009, Kurt was elected 'best pub keeper of Flanders and Brussels' and 'In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst' "Best Pub of Flanders and Brussels" in a contest that was organised by Tourism Flanders. In 2011 and 2012 Ratebeer awarded the pub a Gold Award in the category  'Best Beer Bars in the World'. 

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