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Löwenbräu is a brewery in Munich, founded around 1383. Its name means "lion's brew" in German.
Löwenbräu beer has been served at every Oktoberfest in Munich since 1810 and is one of six breweries allowed to do so. As only beer conforming to the Reinheitsgebot, and brewed within the city limits of Munich, can be served at the Munich Oktoberfest. Beers meeting these criteria are designated Oktoberfest Beer. The six breweries that can produce Oktoberfest Beer are:
Hofbräuhaus (Staatliches Hofbräu-München)
Some of the Brewery's Range
Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier -
Löwenbräu Löwen Weisse Hell -
Löwenbräu Löwen Export Hell -
Löwenbräu Radler Beer -
Löwenbräu Dunkle Weisse -
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.
Blue Lion, white background, blue border and Munich before Löwenbräu
Yellow Lion no background or border and Munchen after Löwenbräu
Yellow Lion, White backgroun, Blue border and Munchen after Löwenbräu
Yellow Lion blue background, yellow border, Munchen after Löwenbräu followed by Made in Germany.
Based on the rastal stamp on this glass I would say pre 1972
Yellow Lion blue background, yellow border and Munchen after Löwenbräu
Gold Lion blue background, gold border
Yellow Lion with Red Tongue, blue background, yellow border. Lion has claws
Clear Lion with Red Tongue blue background, no border. Lion has claws
A Löwenbräu beer mat.