Monday, February 11, 2008

White knight for Liefmans?

Chuck Cook has posted this (maybe) good news about the bankrupt Belgian brewery Liefmans:

Duvel-Moortgat has made a bid to buy some of the assets of Liefmans-assumedly including the historic Oudenaarde brewery.

YFGF earlier post: Demise of Goudenband?

[UPDATE 2008.07.03 at]
Duvel Moortgat Brewery has reached an agreement to buy Liefmans Brewery. <...> Liefmans has been in existence since Jacob Liefmans established his brewery in Oudenaarde in 1770, but the brewery declared bankruptcy and stopped production in late 2007.

Duvel acquired a large portion of the assets of Liefmans, including all the machinery, all brands and recipes. According to a company press release, Duvel will concentrate on Liefmans brown ales and fruit beers brewed in Oudenaarde. Several of the beers have gone back in production and will return to distribution in the near future. <...> The price of the transaction, including real estate, is 4.5 million euros, or $7.1 million.

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