Belgian Smaak are planning a small event to celebrate the 5th birthday of of the blog—a live podcast recorded in front of an intimate audience in the Tinnenpot theatre in Ghent on Saturday 30 March 2019.
Wild Hype Train—The Future of Mixed and Spontaneous Fermentation in Belgium
Raf Souvereyns of Bokkereyder
Pierre Tilquin of Gueuzerie Tilquin
Tom Jacobs of Antidoot Wilde Fermenten
Kris Herteleer of De Dolle Brouwers
(On his innovation, his art and the changes he has seen in beer throughout his career)
WHAT IS IT?
→ A live podcast recorded with a panel of personalities from the world of Belgian beer discussing their own personal stories as well as issues facing the industry.
→ Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the guests at the end of the panel / interview.
→ Samples of beer will be available to try in the private reception area before the recordings and during the interval (no alcohol is permitted in the theatre room itself).
→ A unique location in the heart of the beautiful city of Ghent (the characterful Bonbonnière room in the Tinnenpot theatre).
→ We’ll be using the event to raise money for a great cause—kinderkankerfonds vzw—a children’s cancer fundraising organisation who support families at UZ hospital in Ghent.
→ A celebration of Belgian Smaak’s birthday.
Tickets are €22 each, the cost of which goes towards: paying the cost of hiring the venue; buying beer for tasting; audio equipment and recording; vat, taxes and ticketing fees; and a donation of €5 on each ticket to the kinderkankerfonds vzw, a children’s cancer fundraising organisation who support families at UZ hospital in Ghent. We do not make any profit on this event.
6.30pm: Reception with beers, hosted by Eoghan Walsh of Brussels Beer City (Awarded the title of Best Young Beer Writer 2018 by the British Guild of Beer Writers).
7.30pm: Panel Discussion: Wild Hype Train—The Future of Mixed and Spontaneous Fermentation in Belgium
8.45pm: Drink / Comfort Break
9.15pm: Interview with Kris Herteleer of De Dolle Brouwers
Please note: the discussions and interviews will be conducted in the English language.
The live podcast for #SMAAKDOWN19 will take place in the Bonbonnière room in the Tinnenpot, an old theatre in the heart of the Prinsenhof district in Ghent’s historic city centre (Tinnenpotstraat 21, 9000 Gent).
The red plush seats of the Bonbonnière were once located in the Ghent opera house and the authentic theatre balcony and stage make it the perfect location for discussions about the heritage and drama of Belgian beer.
More details of guests here: https://www.belgiansmaak.com/smaakdown19/