It all began when Jan-Leonard Moortgat and his wife founded the Moortgat brewery farm in 1871.  Around the turn of the century, Moortgat was one of the over 3,000 breweries operating in Belgium.

Jan-Leonard experimented by trial and error , and his top-fermented beers were soon greatly appreciated in the brewery’s home town of Puurs and far beyond.  Before long, the Brussels bourgeoisie was also won over by his beers.

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