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The Gilden Kölsch Brewery is a Kölsch brewery in Cologne that dates back to 1863. The brewery was taken over in 1967 by the Dortmunder Union Brewery.
Kölsch is a beer brewed only in Cologne Germany and must be brewed within a 50 km zone around the city, as it is a product which has a protected geographical indication (PGI).
Some of the Brewery's Range
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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.