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Restaurants in Ghent

Biercentral With 30 beers on tap and over 300 bottled beers, Biercentral’s expert staff is more than qualified to recommend the perfect beer pairings to suit your meal. Biercentral serves typical Flemish fare through to pizza and burgers, snacks and salads, all at competitive prices. If you don’t want a full meal be a local and order a plate of …

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Attractions in Ghent

Gentse Feesten In the summer of ’69, Ghent hosted the first of its Gentse Feesten that started the ball rolling into what this artistic ten day Oktoberfest equivalent has now become. This theatrical, music-packed ten days of entertainment is a highlight of the Belgian summer calendar. A full line-up of professional and amateur entertainers takes over the city centre, and …

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Breweries in or near Ghent Dok Brewing Company

While the large breweries of Belgium stand out from international competitors, local microbreweries deserve a place in this list. Today’s innovative microbreweries are reflective of the race towards better, quicker, more exclusive and pop-up. The Dok Brewing Company is happy to remain a microbrewery and thrives on experimentation. Offering regular shorter runs of exclusive top-fermented beers as it tweaks each …

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Breweries in or near Ghent Van Steenberge

Proud of its use of modern technology to produce traditional beers steeped in history, Van Steenberge (pronounced: Van Steen-burger) is little known outside the Benelux. A pity, as this brewery has been producing high quality and complete ranges of top-fermented ales since 1784, although it has gone through frequent name changes up to the 1960s. Using two types of yeast, …

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Breweries in or near Ghent Brouwbar

Just five minutes from Gravensteen fortress, through the medieval streets that twist and turn towards the river Lys, you’ll find the Brouwbar (Brewing Bar). What you won’t find is much information about it on the Internet (very little in Dutch, practically nothing in English) as Brouwbar doesn’t have an own website at the moment. All it has to tell the …

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Breweries in or near Ghent Huyge Brewery

If you’re strolling around Ghent and find that you’re seeing pink elephants, you probably haven’t had one too many (or perhaps you have). The pink elephant is the most famous of the Huyge brewery beer’s logos – that of Delirium Tremens. Huyge isn’t an easy word for the English – it’s not pronounced ‘Huge’. The Flemish ‘uy’ is a cross …

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Breweries in or near Ghent Gruut Brewery

Gruut Brewery The word ‘Gruut’ is the Flemish term for botanicals – herbs, fruits and spices used in the brewing process. And while the Gruut brewery isn’t old –founded just a decade ago – its methods most certainly are. Gruut, or ‘Gruyt’, was traditionally used in medieval breweries located in areas under French rule where hops were outlawed. Alternatively, German …

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Ghent “Gent” for the Beer Lover

Ghent is one of Belgium’s top cultural locations and a busy university city well used to catering for its many demanding students; there’s always something worthwhile going on. Named after the meeting place of two rivers, Ghent became central to Flemish trade throughout the medieval period and made many merchants incredibly rich. Their mansions still line the riversides today. The …

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It’s official… CAMRA says this is Real Ale!

We are very proud to announce that our beers have been certified by CAMRA as Real Ale in a Bottle (RAIB). As many of you will know, all our beers are naturally bottle conditioned and as a result, have a small amount of live yeast in each bottle – this is critical to obtain RAIB accreditation by CAMRA. Why Bottle …

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Brewing Belgian Style Beer “Our way”

Brewing Belgian Style Beer Belgium has some of the richest culture when it comes to brewing beers. They have some real classics known all over the world and some really awesome local breweries that make fabulous beers unbeknown to most. Some of our favorites include, Orval, Averbode Abbey, Boon Oude Geuze, St Feuillien Brune, Chimay Blue and Zinnebir from Brasserie …