Drinking Ghent Belgium Ghent, Belgium, Flanders. 50 km west of Brussels. Water canals, tourists and church processions. A few notable beer destinations, though not as many as in Brugge, and not as many canals (or tourists). Related Michael JamesBJCP-certified beer judge, photographer, and software developer from Boulder, Colorado. I use this site to chronicle my worldwide beer adventures shared through photography and stories, with a focus on traditional old world brewing practices.