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Duvel Moortgat Brewery 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.HistoryThe 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 who, 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 Brewery Ommegang craft brewery founded in Cooperstown, New York, in the late 1990s. More recently, the Belgian company took over complete control of the brewery and founded a stateside sales organization Duvel USA to handle both Ommegang and Duvel Moortgat brands and others.Using our international travel planner, Breendonk attractions like Duvel Moortgat Brewery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Duvel Moortgat Brewery reviews
Interesting tour, easy to follow thanks to the headsets allowing you to roam around and still hear the guide clearly. Brewing beer is not an exceptionally long process. The tour is about an hour long.... more »
We had the opportunity to tour Duvel. Our guide, Brigitte, was knowledgeable and very interactive with the group. Our kids found the experience fun. As home brewers, there is always more to learn. We.... more »
Great place to visit. Friendly people, hospitable patio area for after the tour. And, they make a range of great beers. Call well in advance to make sure you have a spot. We took a group of 18, and the tour guide was delightful.
Excellent place to visit if you're a beer lover, interesting tour teaches you a lot about Duvel history and brewing method. Brigitte, our guide, was lovely and welcoming, offered us at the end of the tour some nice beer tasting, making sure we will try some we haven't taste before. Oh and we received nice present!
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