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Franziskaner Brewery

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Additional Information

In 1363 a small brewing enterprise was started near the Franciscan monastery in Munich. In 1841 it was bought by Augustin Deiglmayr the son-in-law of the owner Spaten Brauerei. In 1861 it was sold to Leist Brauerei, creating the Franziskaner-Leist Brauerei.
In 1922, Franziskaner and Spaten unified into one company, named Spaten-Franziskaner-Leistbrau AG. In 1997 Spaten-Franziskaner-Leistbrau and Lowenbrau merged. In 2004 the group became part of Interbrew, the German subsidiary of the Belgian-Brazilian brewery InBev which by volume is the world's largest beer producer.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Franziskaner Weissbier -
Franziskaner Dunkel -
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - First brewed in 1974

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.

Old Brewery Logo