News RIP: Jan Girardin (Brouwerij Girardin) has passed away

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Dennoman, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Jan Girardin, of the family brewery Girardin (mostly known for their geuze, faro and kriek), passed away last Friday at the age of 57. The funeral ceremony will be held on Saturday August 18th, in case anyone here knew him and want to pay their last respects.

    A great loss to the Belgian brewing world. R.I.P.
  2. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,375) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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    Chuck Cook posted on Facebook that Jan was brewmaster Paul Giardin's brother and did most of the deliveries for the brewery, and this link.
  3. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    I saw this on Facebook. Bummer.
  4. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    One of my first gueuze's that i'd ever had. Really sad to see this happen to such a great brewer.
  5. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Sad news, the black label was the first gueuze I ever had.
  6. Retsinis

    Retsinis Champion (848) Sep 25, 2009 California
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    My condolences to family & friends. RIP. All I can add is try not to mourn that a life is over, but celebrate that it happened.
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  7. danybrew

    danybrew Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2010 Belgium

    very sorry .......
  8. Whistleton

    Whistleton Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012

    I know the family very well. I'm sure things will go on like before because it wasn't Jan Girardin but his brother Paul who was in charge of the whole production since 1993. Jan served the clients and did the deliveries to pubs, restaurants and drank services. There might follow some changes in the brewery according to deliveries, but the beer production stays in hands of the current brewer, Paul.
  9. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    Wow that is sad news. My thoughts to the family.
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