Discover the beers of the Pajottenland and the Senne Valley

The region between Senne and Dender is famous for its rolling landscape, Brabant draft horses, the Brueghel paintings , Oude Geuze, Kriek and many other lambic beers. It is the only region in the world where there are so many breweries that produce beers based on spontaneous fermentation. Beer lovers from home and abroad like to come to this region to find out more about these beers. In addition to the lambic breweries and geuze blenderies, there have also been quite a few high-quality microbreweries in the West of Flemish Brabant.

A large selection of craft and lambic beers

The beer catalog of The House of Gueuze offers a wide selection of traditional lambic and craft beers from the Pajottenland and the Senne Valley. Many of these beers are not that easy to find in regular beer stores. In addition to the products of classic gueuze producers such as Boon, De Troch, 3 Fonteinen, Girardin, Hanssens, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, and Timmermans, we also offer beers from small beer blenders and breweries such as De Cam, Tilquin, Lambiek Fabriek, Den Herberg and OWA Brewing. From now on even gueuze pâté and gueuze cheese are included in our range.

Because most people don't have the time to visit all the breweries in our region individually, we offer a comfortable solution through this websop. You can either pick up the ordered goods in Eizeringen or have them sent to an address in the European Union.

Low 'Pajottenland' prices

Sending beer requires special attention. That is why we ensure that the bottles are sent in sturdy, double-walled cardboard bottle shipping boxes, which meet the quality requirements of the large courier companies. We have signed an agreement with a delivery service. This means that, compared to the past, the cost for shipments to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Greece...), is considerably lower.

Beware when visiting other online beer shops. Don't be fooled by their cheaper shipping costs, because often the same beers are 15, even up to 30% more expensive. It is important for you to know that we keep our prices as low as possible, fully in line with those of normal beer stores in the Pajottenland and the Senne valley. Feel free to compare our prices with those of other online shops. You will soon notice the difference.

Beautiful furniture made from oakwood barrels

In our Furniture department we offer barrels, tables and lounge furniture in French oak that are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. All items were craft made from authentic oak barrels, which used to hold wine or beer. Every piece of furniture is unique because every barrel has its own characteristics.

COVID19 update

Dear Customer,

Unfortunately, during this corona period, we can no longer guarantee our usual delivery times. Sometimes there are delays due to the exceptionally high volumes of delivery services. Nevertheless, we continue to do everything we can to deliver your ordered beers as quickly as possible.

We, as well as our delivery partner DPD, take extra measures to ensure the health of our employees, customers and partners as well as possible.

For specific health questions, we refer to the special information site about the corona virus website of the Belgian government. If you have any questions, please call 0800 14689 or email info-coronavirus [at] health [dot] fgov [dot] be.

We accept

Products of the following Lambic beer and Gueuze producers are available in our webshop

<p>Brouwerij Boon</p> <p>Geuzestekerij De Cam</p> <p>Brouwerij Den Herberg</p> <p>De Koninck</p>
<p>De Troch</p> <p>Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen</p> <p>Brouwerij Girardin</p> <p>Geuzestekerij Hanssens</p> <p>HORAL</p>
<p>Lambiek Fabriek</p> <p>Brouwerij Lindemans</p> <p>Moriau</p> <p>Brouwerij Oud Beersel</p>
<p>Bierstekerij OWA</p> <p>Gueuzerie Tilquin</p> <p>Brouwerij Timmermans</p>

Lambic brewing differs from brewing other beers through the use of wild yeasts. Although the ingredients of lambic (water, malted barley, wheat and aged hops) are the same as those of most other beers, lambic brewing is not a matter of copying a recipe. The environment is playing an essential role. Lambic brewers, unlike other brewers, do not add yeast to their brew. They spontaneously 'inoculate' the wort during a cold winter night by microorganisms in the air of the Senne Valley and the Pajottenland.

One cannot control spontaneous inoculation. A number of factors simply have to be in place. Temperature is the most important. After all, the temperature influences the ratio in which the many dozens of yeast and bacterial species dive into the cooling wort. Cold nights, between zero and ten degrees Celsius, are necessary. Therefore lambic can only be brewed during the winter season. If it is too hot, a.o. lactic acid bacteria are too active or unwanted bacteria dive into the coolship, as a result of which the good yeasts can no longer do their job properly. The result is either an almost undrinkable liquid or something you can call beer, but the taste of which differs greatly from lambic. Spontaneous fermentation - the name says it all - starts on its own. Thus the process is uncontrollable. Nature rules. The outcome cannot be predicted and that also gives very good results per cuvée.

Geuze is not brewed but is blended. This refers to the mixing of young (three months) and old (one to three years) lambic. The young and old lambic often come from different breweries, and as a result the gueuze blender can give his own accent to the gueuze he has made. After the beer has been blended, it will ferment in the bottle for another one to two years thanks to the sugars in the young lambic. The end result is a gueuze that can easily be kept for 20 years and longer.

Kriek and other fruit beers are also made on the basis of lambic.

Lambic • Oude Geuze • Oude Kriek • Framboise • Faro
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