The brewery Moortgat was founded in 1871 by Jan-Leonard Moortgat, who was descended from a family of Belgium brewers. It’s name acquired the Duvel prefix owing to the huge success of that brand.

Duvel is the strongest performing and best-known beer in their portfolio which also includes Vedett (launched in 1945), Chouffe (acquired in 2006), Liefmans (in 2008) and Brouwerij ‘t IJ (in 2015).

It now produces over 2 million hectolitres a year but continues to experiment with exciting lines in their new microbrewery.