The biennial Toer de Geuze, or Tour de Gueuze, took place last week in Belgium. In a news report on Flemish National Television, both our own Steve Shapiro, from Beer by Bart, and Pete Slosberg, founder of Pete’s Wicked Ales, are interviewed in the piece. And Pete’s wife, Amy Slosberg, can be seen nursing her recently broken leg. Looks like they had a great time.
Ted Blair says
Ah, so that is who introduced me to Pete – thanks Steve (well Mrs Steve really)!
The tour was good fun with some great beers. My only gripe is that the organisation could have been better – they need to streamline the sale of tokens and beer so we could more time enjoying the beer and less time queuing to buy it.
Interesting, especially seeing elementary-school-age kids in the brewery. Europe has a much better perspective on youth alcohol consumption than the US; here, generally only the macros’ “tours” show some semblance of kid-tolerance (& I’d bet that they do so to prevent frivlous lawsuits from the clueless yups who are subservient to their kids). The craft brewers I know & have read about pretty much are kid-tolerant, but they realize that times when having kids around are invitations to disaster. So they limit kids on brewery tours to “family” days/events.
“Bummer” note: The video-poster provided (presumably) Flemish subtitles when English got spoken, but didn’t reciprocate for the rest. That video will gets more views in North America & UK than non-Belgium elsewhere. The vast majority of “elsewhere” viewers certainly would understand English better than Flemish.