Belgian Consolidation

Dunno how many readers care about ownership of Belgian breweries, but this is pretty big news, so. Via Stonch, Moortgat (producer of Duvel) is set to purchase the apparently bankrupt Liefman's. I'm not sure how the brewer of such amazing beers (and the world standard for Flemish brown) could have been in such straights, but this isn't the first buy-out. The Riva group has owned Liefman's since the early 90s.

Liefman's was founded around the time of the US by Jacobus Liefmans. It was sold and moved around periodically, and went bankrupt in 1985 before finding its way to the Riva Group. So maybe Moortgat is a better fit.