Duvel Moortgat's purchase of Boulevard Brewery means a European company bringing money into the United States. It will create jobs. More importantly, it will create more beer. This is an unquestioningly good development.
By the measure of fanatical hometown craft beer loyalty, Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company ranks about 175 on a scale of 100. No wonder then, that the announcement of Boulevard's sale to Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium was greeted with some raw emotion.