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Hannen Brewery

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Additional Information

The Hannen-Brauerei, which was an Alt-Bier brewery in Monchengladbach was founded in 1725. Alt is German for "old", and these beers are of a style older than the lagered beers, a remnant of the time before lager was invented. Altbier is top fermented then cold lagered for a few weeks. Altbiers are copper-bronze in colour and mostly brewed around Dusseldorf. Altbier is the closest Germany gets to the style of a British bitter but the lagering period gives them a quite different character. In 1988 Carlsberg took over Hannen-Brauerei
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.

Old Brewery Logo


Old Brewery Logo