Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:50
Top Dutch microbreweries targeted for acquisition
With the dramatically increasing popularity of specialty beers, more and more large breweries are looking to acquire microbreweries. And a number of top Dutch microbreweries are prime candidates for a takeover, Fedor Vogel, editor of Bier! magazine, said to BNR. Vogel sees three "big small" Dutch breweries that are likely to be approached for acquisition. "Joen in Haarlem is a takeover candidate, just like the Texelse Bierbrouwerij. And maybe also Brouwerij de Leckere", he said to the broadcaster. This week AB InBev bought up Belgian brewer Bosteels, known for beers like Kwak and Tripel Karmeliet.