Beer of the Week: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston

WASHINGTON — You don’t have to be able to say it. You just have to be able to drink it.

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen Cuvée Armand & Gaston for the latest edition of WTOP’s Beer of the Week.

Quick facts: 

  • Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Beersel, Belgium
  • Brewery Description: A blend of 1, 2, and 3-year-old lambic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, and aged in the bottle for at least a year after blending. Re-fermentation in the bottle gives this Geuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The lambic that goes into it is brewed only with 60 percent barley malt, 40 percent unmalted wheat, aged hops, and water, spontaneously fermented by wild yeasts, and matured in oak casks.
  • ABV: 6 percent
  • Greg’s pairing suggestions: Seafood of all kinds, funky cheeses, egg dishes like quiche or omelettes, charcuterie or an Italian sub.


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