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Fosters Brewery

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Additional Information

Foster's was created by two Irish American brothers, William M and Ralph R Foster, who arrived in Melbourne from New York in 1886. The brothers began brewing Foster's Lager in November 1888, In 1907 the company merged to form Carlton United Breweries.
Foster's Lager was first imported into the UK in 1971 and in 1981, the brand was brewed in the UK under licence by Courage. Courage was acquired in 1986 by Australian businessman John Elliott and renamed the Foster's Brewing Group in 1990. In April 2006, Scottish & Newcastle plc announced that it had agreed to acquire the Foster's brand and then in April 2008, S&N's operations were sold to Carlsberg and Heineken, the former acquiring the Foster's brand.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Foster's Lager -
Foster's Gold -
Foster's Ice - Launched around 1996 (ish)

Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.

Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.

Old Fosters Brewery Logo

Logo
1990s

Old Fosters Brewery Logo

Logo
Pre 2011

Old Fosters Brewery Logo

Logo
2011 to 2015

Old Fosters Brewery Logo

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2015 to 2017

Old Fosters Brewery Logo

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2017 to date


Fosters Beer Mat 2 Front Fosters Beer Mat 2 Back

A Fosters beer mat, Win a trip to OZ.
(The competition closed 04/09/2016)

Fosters Beer Mat 3 Front Fosters Beer Mat 3 Back

A Fosters beer mat picked up from a bar in March 2018.
(1 of 6 in the 1888 series 2 set)

Fosters Beer Mat 5 Front Fosters Beer Mat 5 Back

A Fosters beer mat picked up from a bar in August 2018.
(2 of 6 in the 1888 series 2 set)

Fosters Beer Mat 6 Front Fosters Beer Mat 6 Back

A Fosters beer mat picked up from a bar in September 2018.
(3 of 6 in the 1888 series 2 set)

Fosters Beer Mat 7 Front Fosters Beer Mat 7 Back

A Fosters beer mat picked up from a bar in September 2018.
(4 of 6 in the 1888 series 2 set)