Puurs, Soragna – 21 February 2018 | The collaboration between the independent Belgian brewery Duvel Moortgat and the Italian brewery Birrificio del Ducato is reinforced. In December 2016, Duvel Moortgat announced the acquisition of an initial stake in the Italian brewery, and now Duvel Moortgat is acquiring a majority stake of 70% in the Italian brewery. Duvel Moortgat will continue to support Birrificio del Ducato in realising the plans for their beers and to stimulate further international growth. With full respect for the beers and traditions, the Belgian and Italian teams, led by the founders Manuel Piccoli and Giovanni Campari as master brewer.
Duvel Moortgat is a Belgian family owned company with various breweries throughout Europe and the United States. In recent years, the brewery has consistently demonstrated that with passion for the craft and attention to the authenticity of the brewery and the beers, a takeover can have a positive impact for all stakeholders. Duvel Moortgat diligently supports a strong family of craft brewers, who each brew their own beers with respect for their roots and according to their traditional brewing methods. Duvel Moortgat will provide the know-how to guarantee the best quality and decided to invest in a new production line.
Manuel Piccoli and Giovanni Campari have confidence in the Duvel Moortgat team. For brewers worldwide, it is important to be able to build further towards the future with unfailing devotion and vision. The brewers at Duvel Moortgat are passionately committed to their beers and have a true mastery of the craft.
In an open letter to their beer fans, Giovanni Campari and Manuel Piccoli shared the following thoughts:
More about Duvel Moortgat
Duvel Moortgat is an independent family business with a distinctive focus on specialty beers. Duvel Moortgat encompasses 10 breweries: Duvel Brewery in Puurs, Achouffe Brewery in Houffalize, De Koninck Brewery in Antwerp, Liefmans Brewery in Oudenaarde, Bernard Brewery in the Czech Republic, Brewery Ommegang in New York, Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Firestone Walker in California, Brewery ’t IJ in Amsterdam and Birrificio del Ducato in Italy.