Top 10 biggest US craft brewers of 2018

5. Duvel Moortgat – Paso Robles/Kansas City/Cooperstown, CA/MO/NY

Flagship brew: Duvel pale ale

Founded: 1871

Duvel is a Belgian brewer, that owns several US craft breweries. In 2003 it acquired Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York. In, 2013, it bought Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

Last year, the company bought a majority stake in east London-based Kombucha brand, JARR Kombucha, a fermented tea hand-bottled in Hackney Wick, first launched in 2015. The new partnership with Duvel Moortgat, in which Duvel now owns 60% of the Kombucha business, will allow JARR to “significantly increase production,” according to an emailed statement.

It also increased its stake in Italian brewery Birrificio del Ducato to 70% after acquiring its initial 35% share in 2016. With its majority stake in the business, Duvel hopes to bring Birrificio del Ducato’s craft beers to an international audience.

 

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