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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.