It’s official! Firestone Walker and Duvel Moortgat Brewery announced their merger tonight. Here are the top 10 reasons why this is a major deal:

  1. Firestone Walker is a committed leader in the American Craft Beer Revolution.
  2. According to the BA, Firestone Walker is the 16th largest craft brewery in the US.
  3. Firestone Walker was (perfectly) accidentally born by David Walker & Adam Firestone in 1996.
  4. Duvel Moortgat Brewery is a Flemish family owned brewery founded in 1871.
  5. Duvel has recently been known for its other acquisitions of Boulevard Brewing & Ommegang.
  6. Both breweries have a mutually bound respect for each other’s beers, culture and history.
  7. Duvel, Boulevard, Ommegang & Firestone Walker are the first US Craft Beer family of their kind.
  8. The breweries will combine, but continue to operate independently under the original founders.
  9. No financial details have been disclosed since these are privately owned companies.
  10. Firestone Walker will grow comfortably with Duvel Moortgat’s investment- more beer for all!