Armand Debelder of Drie Fonteinen Lambics in Beersel, Belgium is known for his expertly blended lambics. The highly respected brewer/blender recently suffered a tragic loss of production at their brewery.
In May, the renowned brewery lost 100,000 lambic and gueuze due to a busted thermostat, which turned its storeroom into a kiln. Representing about a third of his annual revenue, this qualifies as a serious hit to his business. There has been and will be virtually no 37.5 cL bottles of gueuze on the market this summer.