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Vanuxeem Brewery

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Additional Information

In 1906 Henri Vanuxeem took over the brewery Gillebert. Brewing a range of beers until 1966 when due to the ageing equipment and the pressure put on by the biggest brewery groups, production was stopped and the brewery became a warehouse selling special beers in Ploegsteert. In 1986 the grandsons of Gaston Vanuxeem decided to relaunch their own beer. After delving in the brewery archives, a recipe for old-style brown Flemish beer manufactured at the beginning of the 20th century met with unanimous family approval. "Queue de Charrue" [ploughshare], a translation of the Flemish name for the village of Ploegsteert, was born.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Queue de Charrue Brown - Launched in 1986
Queue de Charrue Triple - Launched in 1992
Queue de Charrue Amber - Launched in 1998
Queue de Charrue Blond - Launched in 2009
Queue de Charrue Red - A fruity beer launched in 2013

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 Brewery Logo

2010 to Date
(2011 Shown)