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Hartwall Ltd is a beverage company based in Helsinki, Finland, that was founded in 1836. Hartwall's alcoholic beverages include Upcider cider, Lapin Kulta lager beer and Karjala beer. In 2002 Hartwall was purchased by the UK based Scottish & Newcastle corporation, and when that company was bought out in 2008 the brand became owned by Heineken. Danish Royal Unibrew bought Hartwall in 2013.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Hartwall 1836 Classic -
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.