Duvel Moortgat will soon also be brewing beers with glacier water (Puurs-Sint-Amands)

Beer group Duvel Moortgat has a French brewery in its portfolio for the first time. The company takes over Brasserie du Mont Blanc, which brews all its beers with glacier water.

A first for Duvel Moortgat: the Belgian brewer will take over Brasserie du Mont Blanc, it was announced on Monday. This means that the company will have a brewery in France in its portfolio for the first time, which now consists of thirteen breweries.

Brasserie du Mont Blanc has been around since 1999 – even though the name has been around since 1821 – and is located in La Motte-Servolex, in the heart of the Savoie region in the French Alps, not far from Mont Blanc. In 2022, 110,000 hectoliters of specialty beer were brewed with 60 employees, including Mont Blanc La Rousse, La Blanche, La Blonde & La Cristal Blonde and IPA. Recently whiskey has also been made. Brasserie du Mont Blanc has already won several prizes at the World Beer Awards.

“Brasserie du Mont Blanc has fantastic beers in its range,” says Duvel Moortgat. “They are a nice addition to our existing offering. We are going to ensure that an even wider audience can drink the beers.”

Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sylvain Chiron, the current owner of Brasserie du Mont Blanc, will remain a shareholder and will remain involved in the company.

Beer giant

Duvel Moortgat from Puurs-Sint-Amands is best known as the brewer of Duvel, but the company now also has breweries in other European countries, the US and China. Although the brewery was started in 1871, it was not until 1923 that Duvel beer was born. With the arrival of the famous Duvel glass in the late 1960s, the company was ready for international expansion. The family business now also has brands such as Chouffe, Vedett, Maredsous and Liefmans in its portfolio.

By Editor

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