Outside the Duvel Moortgat production facility in Puurs, Flanders, Belgium

Outside the Duvel Moortgat production facility in Puurs, Flanders, Belgium

Duvel Moortgat

Duvel Moortgat Brewery (Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat) is a Flemish family-controlled brewery founded in 1871. Its strong golden pale ale, Duvel, is exported to more than forty countries. Duvel is Brabantian, Ghent and Antwerp dialect for devil, the standard Dutch word being duivel [ˈdœy̯vəl].

The brewery Moortgat was founded in 1871 by Jan-Leonard Moortgat, who was descended from a family of brewers that lived in Steenhuffel, Belgium. In the 1950s, the third generation of Moortgats took control of the brewery.

In the early 1970s, when the company was struggling financially, Moortgat bottled and distributed the Danish beer, Tuborg. The two companies ended this arrangement in the early 1980s, but it did save the brewery, which by then had managed to also set up massive distribution channels for their flagship beer, Duvel. In June 1999, Duvel Moortgat NV went public on Euronext Brussels.

Duvel Moortgat was an original investor in the Belgian-influenced Brewery Ommegang craft brewery founded in Cooperstown, New York, in 1997. Ommegang was set up by Wendy Littlefield and Don Feinberg, who had imported Duvel products since 1982. In 2003 the Belgian company took complete control of the brewery and set up Duvel USA to handle both Ommegang and Duvel Moortgat brands and others.

In 2001, Duvel acquired 50% of the Czech brewery Bernard.

In 2006, Duvel Moortgat bought fellow Belgian brewery Brasserie d’Achouffe.

In June 2008 they bought Liefmans Brewery of Oudenaarde in Belgium, who are best known for their fruit beers.

In 2010, Duvel Moortgat acquired 100 percent of the shares of the De Koninck Brewery of Antwerp.

In 2014, Duvel Moortgat acquired Boulevard Brewing Co., which is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

In July 2015, it was announced that Duvel Moortgat would acquire Paso Robles, California craft brewer Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

In September 2015 they bought an undisclosed stake in Brouwerij ’t IJ, a Belgian-influenced brewery in Amsterdam.

In 2016 they bought 35% of Birrificio del Ducato based near Parma in Italy, and brought that stake up to 70% in 2018.

  • Duvel Moortgat
  • Breendonk-Dorp 58
  • Puurs, Flanders 28VG+5C
  • Belgium
  • +32 (0)3 860 94 00

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Duvel Moortgat Brands

Duvel Moortgat owns the following brands:

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Boulevard Brewing Co.

Boulevard Brewing Co. is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Known for their full flavor, exceptional balance and superior quality, Boulevard beers are available in 41 states and 11 countries. Read More

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Brasserie d’Achouffe

Brasserie d’Achouffe is a Belgian brewery based in Achouffe. On August 27, 1982, they produced their first brew of 49 liters in a mash tub they made with less than €5,000. Since that time, their beers have won highly-coveted international awards, year after year, in recognition of their unique flavor. In September 2006, the brewery was bought by the brewery group Duvel Moortgat. Read More

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Brewery Ommegang

Founded in 1997 on the site of an old hop farm in Cooperstown, New York, Brewery Ommegang brews imaginative beers in a wide variety of styles, with particular emphasis on Belgian traditions. Ommegang distributes its beers in 46 states and the District of Columbia, including Alaska and Hawaii but excluding Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Mississippi. Ommegang has also begun exporting to Canada, the US Virgin Islands, and Mexico. As of September 2018, Ommegang has begun exporting to France. Read More

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Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Founded by brothers-in-law Adam Firestone and David Walker in 1996, Firestone Walker Brewing Company is an innovative California beer company with three state-of-the-art brewing. Firestone Walker’s main brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers and limited local offerings. Read More


Duvel Moortgat in the News

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