The Taste of Elder
On this test-and-taste evening, we investigate the last ingredient of our year with Elder: Judas's Ear. What can you do with it? Zeger Reyers talks about his fascination with this so ordinary shrub and this edition Sander Nederveen deals with the ins and outs of brewing with this mushroom.
In his work, nature is the driving force. Artist Zeger Reyers holds a fascination with overgrown nature that takes over our environment. The stories around the Elder, the most 'normal' tree, are centuries old and countless. In collaboration with the Oedipus brewery, Zeger captures the flavours and stories of elderberry 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 tries to brew beer for everyone's personal preference and for every moment of the day. With a personal preference for tasteful, dry beers without much alcohol. For the Taste of Elder Sander allows us to taste the first 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?
Have you ever tasted a region? Philipp Kolmann created a limited edition of Jenever for De Smaak en Geur van Drenthe with notes that are typical for the Province of Drenthe such as buckwheat, potatoes and the Juniper bush. He will talk about the importance of history and locality, and he will take us through his layered creation!
De Smaak en Geur van Drenthe is in collaboration with Zarko Nesic commissioned by Stichting Kunst & Cultuur in Assen for their 25th anniversary.