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WH Brakspear & Sons Ltd was a brewery in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire that started brewing in 1711. In 2002 the brewery ceased production and closed. The site was sold and part of it converted to a Hotel du Vin boutique hotel. Production of Brakspear beers was moved, along with some of the historic Henley brewing vessels, to the Wychwood Brewery in Witney, Oxfordshire.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Brakspear Bitter -
Brakspear Draught -
Brakspear Oxford Gold -
Brakspear Triple -
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.
A Brakspear beer mat (pre 2002)