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De Nacht van de Grote Dorst

Nowhere in the world, except in the Pajottenland and the Senne Valley, one can find such a concentration of breweries which still practice the ancient process of spontaneous fermentation. Lambic and Gueuze are part of the heritage and history of the Pajottenland. The International Gueuze & Kriek Festival Payottenland, better known as the Night of the Great Thirst, is organized every two years. The next edition will take place on Friday, April 22, 2016. Visitors will be able to savour Lambic, Gueuze, Kriek, Faro, Framboise and numerous other Lambic beers from various producers. 

Admission to the festival is free.

During the festival, tokens are being sold. These tokens are valid for the purchase of beers, tasting glasses, t-shirts... Draught beers are sold by the glass. On the wall behind each counter is indicated how many tokens are needed to buy a beer.

The Gueuze Society is offerering a free shuttle service between Eizeringen and the train stations of Ternat and Denderleeuw. 

Source: Het Geuze Genootschap