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Press release: Duvel Moortgat brewery acquires French brewery 'Brasserie du Mont Blanc'

Puurs-Sint-Amands, Sept. 18, 2023 - Duvel Moortgat is a Belgian family-owned company with several breweries in Europe, the United States and China. All breweries are linked by their focus on quality and shared passion and respect for the craft. The collaborations with the various breweries demonstrate Duvel Moortgat's commitment to the traditions and strong identity of each brewery and its continued focus on consumers and beers. Now Duvel Moortgat welcomes a new brewery to the family.

Brasserie Du Mont Blanc was founded in 1821, but the brewery that brewed the beer at the time ceased operations in 1966. In 1999, Sylvain Chiron, the current owner, decided to revive the brand. Sylvain and Michel Moortgat, CEO of Duvel Moortgat, are not strangers to each other. It was Michel Moortgat's uncle who helped Sylvain with the startup more than twenty years ago. Michel and Sylvain stayed in touch and eventually decided to join forces. "We share the same values and both strongly believe that quality, passion and innovation are the best basis for a successful partnership," says Michel Moortgat. 'Brasserie du Mont Blanc has fantastic beers in its range and they are a great addition to our existing offering. We therefore want to use our years of experience in the industry to ensure that the beers can be enjoyed by an even wider audience.'

Sylvain Chiron remains a shareholder and will remain involved in the brewery as a founder. He therefore looks enthusiastically to the future. "The collaboration with Duvel Moortgat was an obvious choice for several reasons. Not only is it a powerful and solid company, but it is also a family business with human values similar to ours. It is a family of breweries that each maintains great autonomy, and I am convinced that Brasserie du Mont Blanc will retain its soul, remain firmly rooted in the middle of the mountains and, above all, can continue to focus on the essentials: what's in the bottle," Sylvain adds.

Brasserie Du Mont Blanc has been on a steep rise for many years and has become one of the most renowned breweries in France. Not only does the brewery owe its name to its location near Mont Blanc, but all its beers are brewed with the glacier water, which guarantees natural purity of the highest level. This rigorous focus on quality does the brewery no harm. Very recently, Brasserie du Mont Blanc was voted brewery of the year at the 2023 World Beer Awards and several beers from the range received prestigious awards in recent years at both the European Beer star competition and the World Beer Awards.

About Brasserie du Mont Blanc

Brasserie du Mont Blanc has 60 employees and brewed a volume of 110,000 hectoliters of beer in 2022. The brewery is located in La Motte-Servolex, a commune near the French city of Chambéry, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Brasserie du Mont Blanc has a diverse range of specialty beers including Mont Blanc La Rousse, La Blanche, La Blonde and La Cristal Bonde and IPA. The brewery also remains strongly committed to developing new beers including the recently launched Mandarina N.E.I.P.A.

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