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The Kronen Privatbrauerei Dortmund, was one of the oldest breweries in Westphalia at the Old Market in Dortmund. The company could look back on a more than 550-year-old brewing tradition, First mention of the "crown on the market" in the city Chronicle was 1430 and from 1729 to 1996 it was part of the Wenkers family estate.
In 1987 Kronen tookover the Dortmunder Pin brewery
In 1992 Kronen tookover the Dortmunder Thier brewery
Then in 1996 The sale of the Crown Brewery together with the Pin brewery and Thier brewery was made with Dortmunder Actien Brauerei, who still maintain some of the beer brands. The brewery is now part of the Radeberger Group.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Kronen Pilsener -
Kronen Export -
Kronen Classic -
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.
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