The launch of a new beer requires a good party. Bal-a-deuse festival is an intimate and convivial togetherness festival hosted amongst the magnificent scenery of the Wynants country home – a most fitting place to baptise the new beer. We raised our glasses in the heart of the hop fields with a welcoming speech by designer Dirk Wynants and beer expert Rudi Ghequire.
Saison Tremist launch at Bal-à-Deuse festival
“Design company Extremis makes its Tremist house beer available to the general public”
Creation of the Tremist beer
What do beer and design have in common? Well, the Extremis Hopper table was inspired by the hop fields enveloping the company premises for one thing. But that’s not all: the same design method was also applied to the creation of the Tremist beer. The Extremis house beer was initially crafted with a view to spoiling company visitors with an exceptionally refreshing, infinitely drinkable beer. The result reflects the same (tenacious) character as their other creations; never intended as a crowd pleaser, the 6.4° beer boasts an authentic, high-quality flavour without being too heavy.
Due to the highly international nature of Extremis business operations, shelf life was also an extremely important consideration. Which is why a hoppy, blonde "Saison" style beer was chosen; reminiscent of the pale ales that farmers traditionally brewed in the winter to provide their seasonal workers with some welcome summer refreshment. Beer virtuoso, Rudi Ghequire, translated Dirk Wynants’ exacting beer wish list into an exquisite recipe that’s perfect when served in the special glass designed by Belgian silversmith, Nedda El-Asmar.
The beer is brewed in a truly unique location: the ancient Kazematten Brewery, ensconced within the 17th century fortifications that encircle the city of Ypres.
In recent years, the new improved recipe has regularly been imbibed at international trade fairs and events launching the latest Extremis creations. Unable to resist the countless pleas to make their beer available to all any longer, the company finally entered into a distribution partnership with the Sint Bernardus brewery, a worldwide exporter of Trappist beers. The first Tremist shipments are already on their way to the United States, Japan and Scandinavia, and the beer will be gracing the shelves of Belgian stores.