For those who are interested to see what’s going to be on tap:
Here a provisional list of pre-selected beers which will be available for tasting as part of the pairings. The complete list for both breweries will be released following the advancement of the fermentations and the evolution of the beers.
From Hill Farmstead:
- Table Dorothy
- Flora BBRC
- Lou Pepe Kriek 2013
- Nuits Bruxelloise 2016: 2 year-old Lambic with Alicante Bouschet Teinturier wine grapes, a red grape variety coming from Pic Saint-Loup, France
- La Vie est Belge 2016
- Gueuze 2004
- Gueuze “2-3-4”: a blend of 2 year-old, 3 year-old , and 4 year-old Lambic beers
- Bruocsella 2012
- Fou’foune 2017
- Reine des Prés 2017
- Lou Pepe Framboise
- 50°N 4°E 2017
Apologies as this is the first Quintessence I’ll be attending. Regarding the bar setup after the event or your 4 hours in. In the past has that served the typical onsite offerings from Cantillon or a revised menu set for the event? Also are to-go options on such a hectic day an option as well?
Couldn’t tell you. This year the setup is different than before, probably because there is a larger crowd coming. It has become busier each time. In the past there wasn’t a bar set-up as far as I remember (though details may be hazy after drinking so much lambic). There is more than enough lambic included in your ticket. The last time I had to leave early, but I remember no official afterparty. Some went to Moeder Lambic though, not sure if this was ‘official’. Don’t expect any bottles to-go. That was only done last time to make up for the last minute cancellation of one brewery (they weren’t welcome anymore due to a take-over by AB-Inbev), I don’t expect they’ll do it again.