Thanks to a translation of the news from the De Dolle website, courtesy of Glenn Castelein of Picobrouwerij Alvinne, I can now report that the fire at De Dolle wasn’t nearly as bad as it appeared in the news clip linked below. Here’s the gist of it all:
A hot water tank caught fire.
Part of the structure has burned out; there is also damage to the new roof. The bottling and brewing are intact as well as the tank room.
It will delay bottling of Oerbier and Arabier. De Dolle Bos Keun and Oerbier Reserva are, however, available for sale.
The “oerbar” has smoke damage so the bar has been moved to the former brewhouse. Tours will continue (miraculously?!).
Spread the word.
P.S.: The “seriously injured” is already at home and will come back Monday.
Consider the word spread, Kris.