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Robinsons is a family-run brewery, founded in 1849 at the Unicorn Inn in Stockport, England. Robinsons have acquired a number of other breweries over the years, including:-
John Heginbotham, Stalybridge (1915)
T. Schofield & Son, Ashton under Lyne (1926)
Kays Atlas Brewery, Ardwick (1929)
Bell & Co, Stockport (1949).
The company took over Hartley's Brewery in Ulverston in 1982, closing it and transferring the brewing of Hartley's beers to Stockport in 1991.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Hartleys Cumbria Way - Brewed since 2001
Hartley's XB -
Cwrw'r ddraig aur -
Old Tom - Brewed since 1899
Dizzy Blonde - Brewed since 2012
Trooper - Brewed since May 2013 to a recipe created by Bruce Dickinson, the singer of Iron Maiden.
Wizard - First brewed in 2015
Trooper IPA - First brewed in 2020
Trooper Fear of the Dark - An English Stout first brewed in 2020
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.