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Celebrating mastery since 1871

Driven by quality and passionate people

Duvel Moortgat is an independent family of authentic craft breweries, determined to occupy a leading position in specialty beers.

The fourth generation of the Moortgat family has invested constantly in the brewery with the aim of maintaining and even improving the high quality. This concern for quality is inextricably linked to a passion for the brewer’s trade.

150 YEARS DUVEL MOORTGAT

Striving for perfection

Quality, craftsmanship and a pioneering spirit

Quality, craftsmanship and a pioneering spirit are the cornerstones of the history of our family business. We aim to offer consumers top beers. Brewing method, ingredients, motivated, creative people, partners, the best equipment and technique ... all these elements contribute towards achieving high quality.

Passed down over more than four generations

The history of Duvel Moortgat is one of respect for tradition and family values. Today, the fourth generation of the Moortgat family watches over the legacy of founder Jan-Leonard Moortgat and his two sons, Albert and Victor.

This constant attention to quality, which has been passed down over more than four generations, seems to be a hereditary trait. Combined with innovation, entrepreneurship, respect for our planet and the specific contribution of each member of staff, this has yielded a series of fantastic beers. The care bestowed upon this fine collection is in itself a guarantee that present and future generations will perpetuate the tradition and passion for brewing.

150 years of quality and passion

History

1871

The Origin

In 1871, Jan-Leonard Moortgat, the son of a brewers’ family from Steenhuffel, founded the Moortgat farm brewery together with his wife Maria De Block. At that time, the newcomer was just one of the 4,000 breweries active in Belgium at the turn of the century. 

Initially things were not particularly easy: in the first pioneering years, Jan-Leonard tried to market a number of high-fermentation beers such as Stavelot. With varying degrees of success. 

Thanks to a combination of enthusiasm, a passion for brewing and craftsmanship, however, Jan-Leonard gradually built up a loyal client base, not just in the area around Breendonk, but even as far away as Brussels, by selling beer to the bourgeoisie. This is evident from the opening of a warehouse in Laeken. The start, as it turned out, of a success, Albert & Victor story that has now lasted for over 150 years...

Finance

Duvel Moortgat keeps growing steadily

Duvel Moortgat keeps growing steadily. This growth is financially sound, also in 2021. And, as the figures clearly illustrate: we are investing in the future.

Even despite the continued impact of Covid in 2021, Duvel Moortgat was still successful in continuing its growth compared to 2019. Revenue of EUR 505 million was achieved.
The EBITDA increased to EUR 148 million and the net profit (group share) amounted to EUR 78 million. The investments totalling EUR 31 million illustrate the fact that Duvel Moortgat has a proactive vision for the future and works continuously to expand and improve quality.

In 2021, a combined total of 2.2 million hectoliters (HL) of beer were brewed across the different breweries in the group. The United States (0.8 million HL) and Belgium (0.5 million HL) are our biggest markets.

*EBITDA | Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization