De Troch Chapeau Raspberry ( Belgium )

Lambics are spontaneously fermented beers which are cooled in shallow open vats while the outside air is allowed to pass freely over them. This air is essential to the brewing method, as it contains the micro-organisms which give Lambics their unique flavor. The beer is then allowed to ripen in oaken casks, during which it undergoes its initial fermention. Various fruit-flavored Lambics are created by adding peaches, bananas, raspberry or mirabelle plums to the spontaneously fermented Lambic.

Brouwerij De Troch
Brouwerij De Troch has been located the small town of Wambeek, northwest of Brussels, for at least the last two hundred years. An old municipal plan from the beginning of the 19th century mentions the brewery as being the property of Petronella De Troch, whose father was already in the brewery business by the end of the 18th century. Since 1974, the brewery has been run by Jos Raes, a nephew of the great-great grandson of the original founder, and his wife M. Vanderhasselt. De Troch is currently supplying the European, United States, and Japanese markets with their line of Lambic beers, marketed under the Chapeau label.

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