The Taste of the Elder
On this taste-and-test evening, we examine the branches of the Elder tree. An unusual ingredient in beer. What can you do with it? Zeger Reyers talks about his fascination with this ordinary shrub, Sander Nederveen discusses the ins and outs of brewing with the branches.
Nature is the driving force for the artist Zeger Reyers. He has a fascination for nature that takes over our environment. The stories around the Elder, are centuries old and countless. In collaboration with the Oedipus brewery, Zeger captures the flavours and stories of the Elder in five different beers. Four times the taste of the season, resulting in the taste of the year in a cuvée.
Sander Nederveen is brewmaster at Oedipus, a young Amsterdam brewery. Oedipus prefers to brew beer for everyone's personal taste and for every moment of the day. With a preference for tasteful, dry beers without much alcohol. For the Taste of Vlier, Sander allows us to taste his new test-batch of elder beer and talks about the brewing process. How do you use different herbs and plants in beer? How do you achieve which effects?