The Moeder Lambic in Brussels centre is fast becoming A Thing in the capital, but it’s not a new thing. The original opened seven years ago at a stone’s throw from the town hall in the multi-cultural and slightly hipsterish Saint-Gilles. But Saint-Gilles is a long way from the beaten path, and it took a new version, opened 3 1/2 years ago, to really bring the crowds.
Moeder Lambic is a reference to lambic beer, considered by many to be the
mother of all beers – hence the name of the bar. It’s especially associated with the region of Brussels and Brabant, where legend has it that the natural yeasts are perfect for the brewing of beer.
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