Thursday 9 September 2021 - Today it was announced that the Boon Oude Geuze VAT 31 was chosen as the 'best gueuze in the world' at the World Beer Awards 2021. "This is a huge boost for everyone at our brewery, because a lot of time goes into making these kind of beers. For this Oude Geuze Boon VAT 31, that took 5.5 years: brewing, four and a half years maturing in oak foeder and finally another year of maturing in the bottle," explains Karel Boon. "That's not to mention the work we do every day to select the ideal raw materials and the continuous quality care"
In total, Boon won five WBA medals this year, one world title and no fewer than four silver medals. The Faro Boon took silver in the Lambic category, as did the Geuze Boon Mariage Parfait and the Oude Geuze Boon Black Label 6 in the Geuze category and the Framboise Boon in the Framboise category.
Third world title in just 4 years
It is not the first time that the Boon brewery has won a world title. The Geuzes of the lambic brewery in Lembeek appear to be a regular guest on the podium of the World Beer Awards, as in 2018, the Boon Oude Geuze VAT 108 was voted 'best Geuze in the world' and one year later, it was the turn of the classic Boon Oude Geuze.