Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Firestone Walker and Duvel

Duvel Moortgat has made an investment in Firestone Walker.  Both Duvel and Firestone Walker are private companies so they did not disclose the specifics of the transaction, and it does not appear that either plans to provide details.  Here is Firestone Walker's press release.  Here is an interview with David Walker last week in The New School that gives more insight into the new relationship. 

I had forgotten that Duvel owned Ommegang and Boulevard, so the new Firestone Walker arrangement looks like a strategic match.  Ultimately, though, beer drinkers, will have final word on the transaction.  If Firestone Walker's beer quality drops, beer drinkers will stop buying its beers.  Enough deal talk, I need to find a pint of Boulevard's Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, which has started to show up on tap lists around town.

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