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Bitburger brewery (Bitburger Brauerei Th. Simon GmbH) is a large German brewery founded in 1817 by Johann Wallenborn in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
The Bitburger Brewery Group is made up of five German breweries:-
Some of the Brewery's Range
Bitburger Pilsner -
Bitburger Radler -
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.
1970s / 1980s
Quite big logo, extra glass above the "u" in Bitburger. The "Connoisseur" logo was introduced in 1929.
No glass above the "u" in Bitburger. The "Connoisseur" now has Sleeve Cuffs
The Connoisseur logo is much smaller than on previous glasses
(Mid 1990s Shown)
?? to 2006
Tiny logo, plain frame and without the word Bitburger, beer glass below eye level
(UK Crown pre 2006)
1951 to Date
The slogan Bitte ein Bit!(A Bit, please!) was first used in 1951.