Founded in the the municipality of Beersel, Belgium in the 1880s, Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen began its existence as a cafe and geuzestekerij, a place where young and old lambics acquired from other breweries are blended together to produce gauze. This changed in 1953, when the establishment was purchased from the mayor of Beersel, Jean-Baptiste Denaeyer, by Gaston Debelder. Upon his retirement in 1982, the enterprise was then left to his two sons Guido and Armand, who continue to run it to this day.
Upland Brewing Co. is located in good ol’ Midwest, USA, or more specifically, Bloomington, Ind. They are very much known for their fruited Lambic Series and hold lotteries each month to have the opportunity to purchase different allotments of whatever they are releasing. They began brewing them in 2006 to show their appreciation of the traditional lambic-inspired beers and Upland is quick to note that this is its Indiana version of this popular Belgium style.
Released every year since 2009 under the Lips of Faith series, Transatlantique Kriek is one of New Belgium Brewing's most interesting beers and certainly one of its most well traveled.According to the brewery, Transatlantique Kriek is an 8 percent ABV "spontaneously fermented lambic ale" brewed at the Oud Beersel brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium with Willamette hops, Morello sour cherries as well as pale, red wheat, carapils and roasted barley malts. The resulting lambic was then shipped to America to be blended with a Belgian-style golden lager, producing a final beer that features a ratio of 45 percent lambic to 55 percent strong golden ale.