Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Getting lambic

‘Do you get your water from the canal outside?’ asked my mate the Maltworm, the first time I visited Cantillon in Brussels (living in the city for several years he’d been before and knew what to expect, but was still capable of asking the odd daft question). No answer came, just the sort of look the brewery’s totemic Jean-Pierre Van Roy probably reserved for those who asked for a glass of Jupiler, oh and could I have a slice of lemon on the side of the glass garcon. ‘What do you think?’ the look seemed to say. Of course the water came from the mains. This was 1997 after all.
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