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October 24, 2013

Ommegang parent buys Mo. brewery

Move will boost local production

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Duvel Moortgat is controlled by Michel Moortgat, the chief executive officer, his two brothers and a cousin. In addition to Brewery Ommegang, the family has six breweries in Europe.

In the joint press release, Michel Moortgat suggest that Boulevard is a good fit for the Duvel portfolio.

“Our path for growth became abundantly clear as I got to know John and Boulevard,” Moortgat said.

For at least the next several months, Thorpe said he expects to be dividing his time between the Boulevard brewery in Kansas City and Brewery Ommegang, located just south of Cooperstown on county Highway 33 in the town of Middlefield.

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