I risk to be ridiculed by all those who just KNOW that the brewery moved, but for those who (like me) do not know, well, the brewery moved to a new location quite a bit of a way from the original one where bare walls and faded signs on the windows remind a desperate visitor that the brewery is gone but there in no hint to tell that the new address is Rembert Dodoensdreef 1. It is a peculiar large hall stuffed with extraordinary, if a bit junky pieces of furniture and memorabilia. Luckily, a brewing kit is well visible and all smells tell that the place is real. So are the beers, not to everyoneīs taste but well worth a try.
Visited this lovely, old warehouse-style brewpub on a Sunday afternoon. Quite spacious, several wodden tables, a few steel tanks inside as well, quite inviting ambiance. It was very quiet, even the few guests were very calm. I sampled all five beers, but I didnít get a tasting flight, but every beer was served after my glass was empty. I had to wait quite long for the beers to be served, so maybe ask to get all beers at once, it was a bit annoying actually. And itís not that the waiter was so busy, he probably thought it would be good to wait a little after every beer. Prices were okay, the beers were decent, and you can take bottles home as well. I would only really recommend this place if you havenít tried the beers already though.
Gruut No English tours when I went so I just poked around the tiny brewhouse on my own. Very small it'd be pretty typical in Japan. The staff was happy to chat a bit & give me a rundown of the brews. I ordered a taster, 11€ for 5 beers, and got to work sampling them. The space is small and surprisingly modern. If in Gent pop in, wifi also available.
Gruutís brewpub, or rather cafť, which I heard has to move elsewhere. Fit to relax a bit on a sunny afternoon, but lacks a bit of atmosphere. It is however interesting to be able to see the brewery inside. Serves only Gruut beers as far as I remember, which is fine of course, but I would not recommend going there for that alone, as these beers are easily available throughout Ghent and its surroundings.
Fairly central location and relaxed atmosphere. Service was quite okay, but when it got more crowed it was certainly difficult to get any attention. Food was mediocre and the same was the beer I tried. Three small samples are available for Ä6,50. Both beer and food was fair enough and the place in it self was kind of cool. Worth dropping by if one happens to be in the neighbourhood, but I wouldnít go out of my way for this one.