Tuesday 12 December 2023 Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
Premium Japanese Sake Tasting at Brewery Het Anker
Thanks to the generous support of Brewery Het Anker and Brewery Konishi, the BJA has the pleasure to invite you to an exclusive guided tour through the beautiful and historic brewery buildings of Het Anker, followed by a sake tasting with matching appetizers.
Brewery Het Anker started brewing beer 5 generations ago in the Grand Beguinage of Mechelen. Over the years, it developed into an internationally renowned brewery and their “Gouden Carolus” specialty beers have won several international awards. Het Anker has recently started the distribution of premium Japanese sake by Konishi Brewing Company Ltd (Hyogo prefecture), one of the oldest sake breweries in Japan, with a history dating back to 1550.
Do not miss this exceptional opportunity!
- 14:30 Registration
- 15:00 Welcome by Mr. Charles Leclef, 5th generation owner of Brewery Het Anker
- 15:05 Guided Visit of the Brewery by Mr. Hans Rubens, Commercial Director Het Anker and certified sake-sommelier, with focus on beer exports to Japan
- 16:00 Sake Tasting at the Officers’ Hall of the Brewery
3 signature sake by Konishi Brewing Company, paired with small appetizers.
Mr. Rubens will speak about sake, its brewing method and the historical ties between Konishi and Het Anker.
- 17:30 Event adjourns
You can view the pictures of the event below.