Alken-Maes to Close Brewery in Belgium

TAlken-Maes, owned by Scottish & Newcastle, announced the closure of its brewery in the town of Jumet, Belgium. It will transfer its production from Jumet to its main site in Alken.

In 2005, the brewer spent $6.5 million on the brewery to increase production at Jumet. The steady slide in beer consumption in the UK, however, has led to overcapacity at the site. The closure will result in 19 jobs, the paper noted.