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• The New York Times reports that "the Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium on Thursday announced a deal to buy the Boulevard Brewing Company," of Kansas City, described as "a large United States craft brewer that is well known in the Midwest and produces a wide variety of beers under its own name and others. Boulevard’s brands range from 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer, described as citrusy with a slightly sweet flavor and light bitterness, to Dark Truth Stout, an 'inky' beer with hints of chocolate, coffee and fruits.

Boulevard is the 12th-largest craft brewer in the United States, and the acquisition, the Times writes, "will give it access to wider distribution in the domestic market and an avenue into international markets using Duvel’s worldwide system."
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