Leeuw Bier is to close its brewery in Holland. The Dutch brewer has confirmed that the facility, located in Valkenburg aan de Geul, in the southern region of Limburg, will cease production after 120 years. Brewing for the company will be moved to Haacht, near Brussels, from next year.

Speaking to local reporters yesterday (12 October), Leeuw director J. Vermeer said that the brewery, where annual capacity runs at 70,000 hectolitres, will be sold.

Vermeer said that Leeuw, whose parent company Brouwerij Haacht produces several beer brands including Primus pilsener, had conducted some unprofitable investments in the past, which have contributed to the decision to close the brewery.