Duvel took the gold at the Brussels Beer Challenge 2018, an annual international beer competition for the coveted title of best beer. In the category ‘Pale & Amber Ale: Strong Blonde / Golden Ale’, Duvel was selected as best beer. A total of 1522 beers from 48 different countries were tasted by a panel of 88 internationally reputed beer experts.
For 6 years now Duvel's master brewers have been doing their best to surprise beer lovers with a new and surprising type of hop for this unique specialty beer. This year they chose HBC 291, a hop type that is so new in fact that it hasn't even been given an official name.
Duvel Moortgat becomes shareholder of Firestone Walker Brewing Company from Paso Robles, California. Firestone Walker is the 16th largest craft brewery in the US and the 4th largest craft brewery in California.