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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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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 …