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Jennings Brewery was established in 1828 in the village of Lorton, between Buttermere and Cockermouth in the Lake District, England. The brewery was started by John Jennings Snr, son of William Jennings (a maltster). Jennings brewed exclusively in Lorton until 1874 when its present home, the Castle Brewery in Cockermouth, was purchased. The Lorton brewery closed some five years later. In May 2005 Jennings Brewery was purchased by the national brewer, Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries, which in turn was renamed Marston's PLC in January 2007.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Cumberland Ale -
Cumberland Cream -
Jennings Bitter -
Bitter Smooth - Launched in 1996, formerly named "Old Smoothy"
Sneck Lifter - Launched in 1990 as a winter beer and moved into all year round in 1995.
Cocker Hoop - Launched in 1995 as September Ale.
Jennings Dark Mild -
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.