Omer Vander Ghinste Cuvée des Jacobins

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Cuvee des JacobinsRecently, the folks at Bockor changed the name of the brewery to Omer Vander Ghinste, a name harkening back to the founding of the brewery.  While the brewery changed names, they left the names of all their beers the same except for the Bellegems Bruin which was renamed Vander Ghinste Oud Bruin.  One of the beers that retained its name is the Cuvée des Jacobins.

Cuvée des Jacobins is one of the brewery’s spontaneously fermented beers.  Much like the famous Lambic beers, the freshly brewed wort is cooled in a shallow container where it’s inoculated by wild yeast and bacteria floating in the air.  It’s then moved into giant wooden vats known as foeders.  The brewery started brewing spontaneously fermented beers in 1970 when they created their first Gueuze.  It was named after the famous French Dominican monastery built in 1218 to house religious pilgrims.  The street became known…

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