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J.W.Lees Brewery

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001696B116 J.W.Lees Beer Glass

Additional Information

J.W. Lees is a brewery in Middleton, Greater Manchester. The brewery was founded in 1828 by John William Lees a retired cotton manufacturer who built the Greengate Brewery in Middleton from which the company still operates.
Some of the Brewery's Range
J.W. Lees Cask Bitter - First brewed in 1828
Golden Original Lager - First brewed in 1995
Brewer's Dark - First brewed in 2005
Khukuri - First brewed in 2003 in a partnership by J.W.Lees Brewery and Mr Mahanta Shrestha
Manchester Star Ale -

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