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Lapin Kulta was a brewery in the Lapland town of Tornio, Finland. It was founded in 1873 under the name Tornio Brewery Limited Company. After a merger with the Hartwall beverage company in 1980, the brand name entered the export market and is available in most European countries.
In October 2009 Hartwall announced the closure of the Lapin Kulta brewery in Tornio which stopped brewing in 2010. The brand is now owned by Royal Unibrew who bought Hartwall in 2013.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Lapin Kulta Premium -
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.